Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Two Dunkirk police officers and three volunteer firefighters were recently presented with certificates of recognition for saving a city family earlier this month when a fast-moving fire heavily damaged their home. The five men were involved in a harrowing rescue that began when Officers Daniel Manzella and Bob Adams discovered a raging fire in the Ronald Hegner home at 179 East Second St. The volunteer firefighters recognized for their bravery are Todd Ellman, Terry Gibbons and Michael Guziec.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Anyone who’d like to have a snowplow named after them will get a chance to make that fantasy come true at the Chautauqua County Fair. A contest is being held at the County Government Tent during fair week. The winner will have his or her name painted on a county snowplow. The contest will consist of answers to questions about government services. All the answers are included in exhibits in the tent. If more than one correct entry is received, there will be a drawing for the winner.

Forty years ago – 1973

Chautauqua County’s first legal horse parlor could be open for business later this year. Officials from 16 counties would be included in the proposed Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Dunkirk City Hall will close at noon tomorrow to permit city hall employees to take part in the Dunkirk-Fredonia Day observance at the Chautauqua County Fair.