Twenty years ago – 1993

Strong objections from several neighbors were heard during a public hearing in Dunkirk on a $500,000 proposal to replace the Country Fair store at 150 Lake Shore Drive West with a new building. The company wants to build a new structure near the back of the existing lot and install gas pumps in the front of the lot. Officials said the company needs to modernize the store and install gas pumps in order to remain competitive. Neighbors’ concerns centered around the installation of gas pumps, with 22 residents signing a petition objecting to that.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The Cassadaga Valley School Board has approved a recommendation made by the CVCS adminstration to close the Gerry Elementary School at the end of the current school year. Prior to the 4-1 vote, Michael Constatino, a spokesman for the Gerry Elementary School Parents, made one more plea to keep the school open.

Forty years ago – 1973

Rusch Realty of Dunkirk and Fredonia is celebrating the grand opening of its new main office at 44 West Main St., Fredonia, site of the former Milady Dress Shop.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Floyd “Stub” Sunday of Brocton was the winner of the second annual blarney contests sponsored by the Altar-Rosary Society of St. Patrick’s Church. Mr. Sunday also won last year’s contest.