Twenty years ago – 1993

The village of Fredonia has been chosen as the first stop on this year’s “Tour de LaFrance.” The traveling show of authentically restored American LaFrance fire fighting equipment rolls into town this weekend. On display will be 12 pieces of fire fighting equipment which have all been restored to their original condition. The tour will also include a showing of American LaFrance’s newest fire truck, the Patriot. In all, the event will display 160 years of American LaFrance equipment

Thirty years ago – 1983

Officials of the Plymouth Tube Co. announced that they have decided to permanently close their Dunkirk plant later this month. The decision will permanently idle 68 local workers, many of whom have been on layoff since last year. Since the company discontinued production at the plant in February, there have been hopes that the economy would pick up and allow them to once again start production at the facility. That didn’t happen and there is no possibility of the company offering local employees jobs at any of its other plants.

Forty years ago – 1973

Cardinal Mindszenty senior Joe Scaglione, a 6-foot, 170-pound football end-linebacker, was presented this weekend with the 1973 Father Lillis Memorial Award, given to the outstanding senior athlete.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Because of the price sought by property owners, the city of Dunkirk withdrew its application for state funds to aid in the purchase of additional land for the enlargement of Wright Park.