Twenty years ago – 1993

Mark Cole, a student at Northern Chautauqua Catholic School in Dunkirk was grand prize winner in a countywide “Special Senior Citizen” essay contest. Mark chose to write about his grandmother, Frances Cole.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Miss Diane Banach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Florian Banach of Ounce Street, Dunkirk, has been awarded the Alfred E. and Irma T. Jones Pharmaceutics Award at the State University of New York at Buffalo. The award is given to the most deserving student entering the final academic year in the department of pharmaceutics. Miss Banach will begin her senior year studies in September.

Forty years ago – 1973

Richard Carrus has left for Gaudet College in Washington, D.C., to prepare for the World Deaf Games in Sweden this summer. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Carrus Jr., Main Street, Dunkirk, Richard won a gold medal last year, earning a spot on the U.S. Deaf Team.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Silver Creek Central School teachers held a farewell party this week at Foit’s Restaurant honoring Stanley Swift, who is retiring after serving as school custodian for the past 33 years.