Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

In its fourth annual ranking of 989 leading colleges and universities, MONEY magazine has listed Fredonia State University College as one of the top 25 best buys in the northeastern United States. The listing appears in Money Guide, MONEY magazine’s 1994 issue of “Best College Buys.” Fredonia appears 16th on the list flanked by Wellesley College (15th) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (17).

Thirty years ago – 1983

The owner of Marsh Foundry, located on Brigham Road in Dunkirk, confirmed this morning that the plant building is up for sale. Owner Jack Mosher added that there are no plans to shut down company operations if the building is sold, but that current evaluations of business indicate the need for a smaller or different type of building. If the present building is sold, the company intends to find another building in Dunkirk and to stay in business.

Forty years ago – 1973

The H.C. Ehlers Co. Inc., a 101-year-old furniture business, does not plan to go out of business even if their building at 400 Central Ave., Dunkirk is sold to the city’s Urban Renewal Agency. Russell Morey, Ehlers vice president and general manager, said today the store may be forced to move, however.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The Roll Arena Skating Rink at the County Fairgrounds, off Central Avenue in Dunkirk, is now open for its 18th consecutive season, according to proprietor and manager Pete Vitello.