Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Marilyn Gollnitz of the Grand Demolition Committee has announced an auction of items from the Grand Theater will be held this weekend. The demolition of the Grand Theater building has been scheduled for April 26. The work will be done by Sam Arnold and Carl Villardo III.

Thirty years ago – 1983

There were some red faces within the ranks of the Dunkirk streets department over the recent failure of several of its drivers to pass the state road test for the class of driver’s license they need to operate their rigs. Of the five drivers who took the road test that day, all of them failed. Earlier this week, the Dunkirk Police Department, acting on a tip from a private citizen, discovered that of the 20 or so men who routinely drive the city garbage packers and other city trucks, only about five had the Class 3 license required by law. The rest had regular Class 5 passenger licenses. Hence, the hastily scheduled road tests.

Forty years ago – 1973

Easter Swieconka was served to members of the Hi-Lo Club at the home of Mrs. Edward Madurski on Antelope Street in Dunkirk.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The first building erected primarily for chiropractic offices in western New York will be built in Dunkirk by William A. Kutner, who has purchased the lot just south of the Orcutt Funeral Home on Central Avenue.