Twenty years ago – 1993

Leonard M. Molik, 51, was recently appointed by the U.S. Postal Service as postmaster at the Dunkirk office. He began his postal career in 1966 working out of a Buffalo office. Prior to his Dunkirk postmaster appointment, Mr. Molik was officer-in-charge at the Hamburg and North Tonawanda offices. As Dunkirk postmaster, he will be in charge of 19 city carriers, two rural carriers, eight distribution/window clerks and two custodians. He succeeds the retired Alvin Kaymore.

Thirty years ago – 1983

A capacity crowd of downtown merchants attended the Fredonia Village Board meeting to express their concerns about lack of sufficient parking spaces for their customers in the municipal lot. The parking problem is said to be created by commuters and store employees who take spaces closer to the stores and leave their vehicles there all day, forcing customers to park farther and farther away or not even find a space.

Forty years ago – 1973

Thomas Cook, 62, of Sacramento, Calif., recently attended this year’s opening day at the Chautauqua County Fair and remembered his World War II Army days as a guard at a prisoner-of-war camp in Dunkirk. More than 200 Germans were incarcerated here at what is now the fairgrounds. During his one-day stay, Cook was reunited with other guards who all reside in Dunkirk: Walter J. Adamowicz, Frank R. Lisa and Charles W. Newman.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The Welch Grape Juice Co. of Westfield announced it will make its newly released film, “Miracle on the Vine,” available to all interested schools and civic groups.