Twenty years ago – 1993

Dunkirk resident and St. Hyacinth parishioner Lillian Halasinski, who believes she was miraculously healed nine years ago of a leg ailment, today paid tribute to the nun whom she credits with being the intercessor of her cure from God. Mrs. Halasinski was a special guest at the ceremony in Rome in which Pope John Paul II beatified Mother Mary Angela Truszkowska, the Polish nun who founded the Felician sisters. Lillian’s daughter, Geraldine, also participated in the ceremony. Dressed in red and white, she walked up the sloping steps of the basilica to offer a silver tray made for the occasion. After offering the gift to the pope, she exchanged a few words with him and received his blessing.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Environmental Testing Facilities Inc., private laboratories located at 40 East Doughty St. in Dunkirk, has complete testing facilities to serve both private homeowners and municipalities. Randy Zwolak, a Dunkirk native now living in Forestville, is chief operating technologist. The labs were formerly located in Brocton, but moved to Dunkirk in January.

Forty years ago – 1973

Nancy Ziegler was selected as the acting chairman of the reorganized Dunkirk Youth Board during a recent meeting at Dunkirk City Hall.

Fifty years ago – 1963

James McDonald has been named methods supervisor at the Dunkirk plant of Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp., it was announced today by Marlin R. Hamphill, general manager of the bar products division.