Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

A contest to design a statue depicting President Abraham Lincoln’s meeting with Grace Bedell, a Westfield resident, has been announced by the Lincoln-Bedell Statue Committee. The committee is asking all artists entering this contest to consider any poses or posturing that will represent the historic meeting between the two. Estimates of over $100,000 have been made for the statue which will be cast in bronze. The site of the old Grand Theater at Main and Portage streets is where the statue will be placed.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The Great Lakes Color Printing Corp. today announced it will proceed immediately with plans to install a new offset printing press in its Dunkirk plant and expects to have the machine in operation by next March. Addition of the new heatset-offset press will add about 20 persons to the plant payroll, which now numbers about 400.

Forty years ago – 1973

Kenneth L. Canfield of Wellsville, formerly of 146 Maple Ave. and 142 Ruggles St., Dunkirk has earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Buffalo State University College. Dr. Canfield is a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1954.

Fifty years ago – 1963

This week’s “Pet of the Week” is a rat terrier named “Tootsie,” who belongs to Laurie and Valerie Etzel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Etzel, 629 Deer St., Dunkirk.