Twenty years ago – 1993

Former Dunkirk resident Gary Bajdas, an employee of the Ford Stamping Plant, recently received a $14,000 incentive award from the company. He suggested a device for avoiding auto panel damage during shipment to distant Ford plants. A 21-year employee, Mr. Bajdas won a smaller award in 1992. He is the son of Edward T. and Clara Bajdas of Cheektowaga, formerly of Dunkirk.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Calendar Girl of the Month is Lucy DeJoe, daughter of Eileen DeJoe and the late Anthony DeJoe, 120 Cushing St., Fredonia. A senior cheerleader, she also is a member of the swim team, Spanish Club, Science Club and Key Club. Lucy is an active parishioner of St. Anthony’s Church. She plans to attend Monroe Community College to pursue a career in dental hygiene.

Forty years ago – 1973

Gowanda fighters scheduled to appear on tonight’s eight-bout card at the Buffalo Boys Town Gym on Vernon Street are 125-pound Archie Kettle, 115-pound Darwin Huff, 147-pound Jim Jones and 144-pound Laverne Stevens. The main event will feature Gowanda’s heavyweight, Markey Jimerson, against Rochester’s Jim Brown.

Fifty years ago – 1963

A hamster belonging to Pauline Ginley, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Ginley, 113 Nevins St., Dunkirk, is going to be well fed, for sure. Pauline said she grew sunflowers because her pet enjoys seeds – one plant, however, reached a height of 14 1/2 feet.