Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

A new Bob Evans restaurant is now under construction at Route 60 and Vineyard Drive in the town of Dunkirk near the new Kmart store. The project is expected to take several months to complete. When finished, it will be the familiar red Bob Evans building and offer area residents a new place to eat.

Thirty years ago – 1983

An 11-year-old South Dayton boy has become a celebrity in his community. Dennis Gould, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Gould of Cherry Street, landed a speaking role in “The Natural,” with the film’s star, Robert Redford. In one scene, as a train is pulling away from the station, Redford throws a baseball to Dennis, who then shouts, “Hey mister, what’s your name?” The famous actor replies, “Roy Hobbs.” Dennis was given the baseball used in the scene on which Redford wrote, “Thanks for your help.”

Forty years ago – 1973

The annual harvest festival and sharing of gifts will be held today at the Sheridan United Methodist Church. In this way, the congregation and friends have the chance to tangibly express their gratitude for a bountiful harvest.

Fifty years ago – 1963

More than 100 Dunkirk High School students, including home room chairmen and co-chairmen, class officers, Student Council members and representatives from school organizations, began a special class, “The American Way,” taught by John J. Mancuso of Dunkirk. Throughout the year, students learn rational problem solving techniques and about democracy in general.