Twenty years ago – 1993

A plan to require perhaps 500 of Chautauqua County Home Relief clients to work for their welfare benefits was given the unanimous blessing of the legislature’s Human Services Committee. County Executive Andrew Goodell said, “This program sends a strong message that we expect every able-bodied welfare recipient to work for their welfare benefits.” The program provides that all able-bodied Home Relief clients will be employed by various municipalities and non-profit organizations in a variety of jobs in order to “earn out” their welfare benefits.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Top graduates at Pine Valley Central School include valedictorian Christine Waag, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Waag of Cherry Creek. She plans to attend Cornell University to major in pre-veterinary medicine. Salutatorian is Cindy Burkhardt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Burkhardt of Cattaraugus, who will be a science major at SUNY Fredonia.

Forty years ago – 1973

Betsy Standera, 747 Park Ave., Dunkirk and Mildred Schrantz, 107 King St., Dunkirk recently left with the Fredonia Spanish Travel Group for a three-week tour of Africa, Greece, Italy and Turkey.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The state division of Housing and Community Renewal announced that the section of Dunkirk between Swan and Beaver, East and West Fifth streets, and Lake Shore Drive East and West is a suitable site for urban renewal.