Twenty years ago – 1993

Members of the Chautauqua County Legislature’s Agriculture and Economic Development Committee were startled to find out that Dunkirk has its own Industrial Development Agency. They seemed even more surprised to learn that this newly-discovered body wants to get together with the city and county in a deal where each would put up $8,000 to create a $24,000 fund that would pay for a consultant “to aggressively search for funding sources” for city development projects.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Construction will begin on a new building at the burned out site on West Main Street in Fredonia between the current location of the Marvel Unisex Beauty Salon and Hunter’s store, according to Margaret Valone, owner of the property. The site, which has been vacant since a fire destroyed the section of buildings 11 years ago, will be the new location of the Marvel Unisex Beauty Salon. The general contractor is Russ Valone.

Forty years ago – 1973

Attorney Clarence H. “Bert” Snyder has been elected to succeed Joseph Barone as president of the Dunkirk Board of Education. Norwood Barris was elected vice president and Constantine “Gus” Elias was elected clerk.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The Chautauqua County YMCA camp opened this month with the largest enrollment in its history. A total of 60 boys and girls from the Dunkirk-Fredonia area are enrolled for each of the two-week periods.