Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

A new Movie World, a larger version of the current Movie World, is under construction on Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk next to the former Ames building. It is expected to be completed some time in November. The new store, which will measure 7,040 square feet, will feature an expanded children’s playground and between 15,000 to 16,000 movie selections.

Thirty years ago – 1983

A total of 11 computers and a printer greeted returning Ripley Central School students. Voters in the school district approved the use of an excess of funds from the 1982-83 school year for the computer purchase, according to High School Principal Albert D’Attilio. About 20 students have signed up for the new computer classes. It is expected, however, that over 100 students will have exposure to the computers this year and this number will increase greatly over the next few years.

Forty years ago – 1973

According to an announcement by the D-F Chapter, National Organization of Women (NOW), Rose Sebouhian, Joanne Schweik and Grace Knaak will present “Sexism in Schools and Textbooks” at the state conference in Binghamton.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Three local youths have enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. They are: Lawrence Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Smith of Crestwood Drive, Dunkirk; Robert E. Clark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Clark of Dove Street, Dunkirk; and John Cerrito, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Cerrito of Douglas Street, Fredonia.