Twenty years ago – 1993

Work on the delayed project to construct an addition to the Chautauqua County Jail may begin as soon as next week. A new contract is in the works with L.G. Hall Construction of Dunkirk. Currently, there are 175 prisoners being held at the jail. This population is “above capacity, but we are coping,” said Chautauqua County Sheriff John Bentley.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Guy K. Sievert Jr., son of Guy and Sara Sievert of Dunkirk, has been appointed dean of students at the University of Portland in Oregon. He will serve on the president’s council and the university’s board of regents. He is responsible for student-related programs, including the counseling services, residence halls, health services and career placement. The University of Portland is a private Catholic university with about 3,000 students.

Forty years ago – 1973

Roy H. Madden, vice president and manager of the Dunkirk branch of the Niagara Permanent Savings and Loan Association, was busy inspecting the newest office in the city at East Fourth Street and Washington Avenue today.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The “Carole Joanne” style shirtwaist dresses are on special this week at G.C. Murphy Co., Fredonia. The dresses, made of 100 percent cotton and designed with roll-up sleeves, are advertised for $2.50 each.