Twenty years ago – 1993
A “Do You Remember?” photo shows the Dunkirk Hose Co. No. 1 Flying Dutchmen who participated in the Shriner’s Convention parade in Washington, D.C., in 1958. During a campaign stop that year, President Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “Dunkirk, New York is the drum corps capital of the world.” The photo is from the collection of Robert “Red” Kachermeyer.
Thirty years ago – 1983
A proposed nursing home facility will be located on Cass Street in Westfield. The facility will have 80 nursing beds and 40 intermediate care beds. The project’s total cost is listed as $5.35 million. The home, when completed, will employ about 110 full- and part-time people. Construction of the nursing home is expected to begin next spring.
Forty years ago – 1973
Patrick Kennedy, a former Dunkirk resident, has been named Sailor-of-the-Month aboard the USS Midway. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Kennedy, formerly of 94 West Fourth St., Dunkirk, now of Williamsville.
Fifty years ago – 1963
Ralph Walker has retired from the Westfield Post Office after being employed there since 1920. He served under four postmasters before being appointed assistant postmaster in 1951.