Twenty years ago – 1993

Dunkirk School 4 became “An Alice Jonus World” as students, faculty and invited guests gathered to pay tribute to Alice C. Jonus of Fredonia retiring Chapter I reading teacher. Associated with the Dunkirk Public School District for 32 years, Mrs. Jonus taught first grade at Dunkirk School 7 before focusing on reading. Mrs. Jonus spoke of her career and its rewards saying, “My greatest reward is seeing children turned on to reading. Seeing them understanding the value and wanting to read.”

Thirty years ago – 1983

A new addition to the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints on the Gowanda-Irving Road is nearing completion and will offer a large chapel for services. It is expected to be ready for use within six weeks. The original chapel will be converted into classroom and office space.

Forty years ago – 1973

Women for the Survival of Agriculture met today at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Westfield to hear a speech by Frank Walkley, New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets. Penny Deakin, president, presided at the meeting.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Shirley Chimera, tournament chairman, cut the red ribbon to open the Dunkirk City Women’s Bowling Association Tournament at Red Dot Lanes.