Twenty years ago – 1993

Marjorie Holmes, one of America’s best-selling authors, will be in the Dunkirk-Brocton area this week. She will spend time at the Portland Bay cottage she shared with her husband, the late Dr. George Schmieler, and take part in an autograph session at The Book Nook at the D&F Plaza in Dunkirk. She will autograph her newest book, “Second Wife, Second Life” – the story of her meeting with and subsequent marriage to the Pittsburgh physician. They met when both were in their 70s and had lost their first spouses.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The Fredonia State University College Council agreed to name the college’s new field house in honor of the Steele family of Fredonia. The proposal for the name of Steele Hall for the field house was presented to the College Council by college President Dallas K. Beal. Steele Hall will serve as a memorial to Leon C. and Suzanne Corbett Steele.

Forty years ago – 1973

The Dunkirk Radiator Corp. and Roblin Steel in Progress Park, Dunkirk have both signed legal agreements with the State Department of Environmental Conservation to update their pollution-control systems.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Thomas Sweetland, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sherwood Sweetland of Silver Creek, is a member of the U.S. Navy’s Bluejacket Choir. The group will be televised at a concert later this month in Milwaukee.