Twenty years ago — 1993

An OBSERVER photo captures a prize-winning catch. OBSERVER outdoor columnist Gene Pauszek holds his first-place 29-pound, 6-ounce king salmon caught recently during the ESLO Fall Derby on Lake Ontario. Pauszek became the first person to win the media division in the Fall ESLO and the Lake Erie International.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Soon to celebrate its centennial, St. George’s Commandery 90, Knights of St. John has named Fred “Fritz” Cloos of Lincoln Avenue, Dunkirk as the “Knight of the Century.” Preserved within a wrapper made by Joseph Schrantz, the decorated scroll presented to Mr. Cloos honored him for his years of service to the organization, 18 of those years as president. Commandery 90 was founded in 1884 and affiliated with the former Sacred Heart Church for 91 years.

Forty years ago – 1973

The Niagara Permanent Savings and Loan Association will open its new Dunkirk office at 51 E. Fourth St. on Oct. 1. One of the features is a drive-in window not found at the former location, 91 E. Fourth St.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Mayor James DeJohn of Silver Creek has returned from Albany, where he presided at the conference luncheon of the New York State Mayors Convention.