Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Dunkirk’s newest industry, Dunkirk International Glass and Ceramics Corp. plans to conduct a variety of high-tech recycling operations, including the recovery of broken television tube glass. Some of the larger pieces of chemically-coated glass will be returned to the television manufacturing companies for re-use as tubes. DIGCC is in the process of purchasing the former Great Lakes Color Printing Co. plant on Stegelske Avenue and hopes to hire 61 people during the first year of operation.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Soup or steak is the choice to be made by Ronnie Huntington, 12, of Wisteria Drive, Fredonia, who is pictured with a 15-pound puffball he found along Canadaway Creek. Two days after his find, he was still trying to decide how to eat it. “Maybe I’ll carve it and put a candle in it tonight for Halloween,” he said.

Forty years ago – 1973

Philip Van Vlack received the Bobcat award from Cub Scout Pack 36 of Silver Creek. The pack also received a U.S. flag, which once flew over the Capitol, from a past commander of the state chapter of Disabled American Veterans.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Elmer Langer, William Godfrey and Wayne Hotelling, Silver Creek High School Citizenship Education instructors, asked the school board that the 12th year history course become mandatory, requiring 17 rather than 16 credits for a diploma.