Twenty years ago – 1993

Seven candidates will compete for the two five-year terms on the ballot this year for the Dunkirk School Board election. Superintendent Terry Wolfenden said nominating petitions from Keith Ahlstrom, April Brown, Luz DeJesus, Roosevelt Haynes, Charles Marvin, Michael Mitchell and John Murphy were received prior to the deadline. Board members Carole Jakubczyk and James Webster, whose terms expire this year, will not be seeking re-election.

Thirty years ago – 1983

A new “tearless” variety of onion means cooks won’t have to embarrass themselves by weeping over their cutting boards any longer, researchers at Cornell University say. The new variety – called the Sweet Sandwich Onion – is less pungent than other types and can be peeled, cut, diced and eaten without much show of emotion.

Forty years ago – 1973

Gracia M. Nash and Corrine B. Willsey, members of the Benjamin Prescott Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution in Fredonia, have returned to Fredonia after attending a national DAR convention in Washington, D.C.

Fifty years ago – 1963

One of the largest collections of boats, motors and water sports equipment ever to be displayed in this area is open to the public today during a free boat show sponsored by Joe’s Sports & Marine Center in Dunkirk.