Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Dunkirk Mayor Margaret Wuerstle this morning said there was “absolutely no truth” to reports circulating around the city that she plans to resign in June to accept a job elsewhere. Wuerstle explained she had been looking at jobs to get a feel for what is out there as this is an election year. She added, however, that she made a two-year commitment to the city and she intended to see that through to the end.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The congregation of Grace Lutheran Church, West Sixth Street, Dunkirk celebrated its 80th anniversary this month. The church was incorporated on April 15, 1903. In honor of the occasion, the congregation held a day of rededication and celebration. The Bishop of the Upper New York Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, the Rt. Rev. Edward K. Perry, DD, of Syracuse delivered the sermon and helped the parish pastor, the Rev. N. Jerge, celebrate the anniversary.

Forty years ago – 1973

Dunkirk city officials participated in grand-opening ceremonies at the administration building at the Dunkirk Municipal Airport off Middle Road in the town of Dunkirk.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co. today announced the appointment of Marlin R. Hemphill, general manager of the Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp., Dunkirk as a member of the advisory board of the Dunkirk office.