Twenty years ago — 1993

Student of the Week is Stacey “Stella” Meyer, a senior at Dunkirk High School. She currently serves as president of the Student Council and is an active participant in WDOE Radio’s “High School Highlights.” Stacey participates in volleyball, basketball and swimming and is a member of the yearbook staff and Drama Club. The daughter of David and Donna Einstein of Martin Street, Dunkirk and the late David C. Meyer, she hopes to attend Clarion University to major in business management.

Thirty years ago – 1983

One Dunkirk resident had a taste of life in the closest thing to “tinsel town” in these parts and now says “it’s in my blood.” Suzanne (Mourer) Bialaszewski of 57 Leming St. was cast as a “background artist” by producers of “The Natural,” starring Robert Redford. Mrs. Bialaszewski, 31, and the mother of two children, says “they treated me like a star” during her 21 days of filming at Buffalo’s War Memorial and All-High stadiums where crowd scenes were shot for the upcoming film. As a dressed extra in the “stadium corps,” she received $30 per day with a $15 bonus for each of five days she worked a 16-hour shift.

Forty years ago – 1973

M&T Bank announced the promotion of Daphne G. Parks of Fredonia to assistant manager of the Fredonia office. A graduate of Brocton High School and Dunkirk Business School, she has been with the bank more than five years.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Fifth-grader Patricia LaBarbera, 212 Woodrow Ave., Dunkirk and eighth-grader Carol Logano won roller skates, the grand prize of the program sponsored by the city’s Recreation Commission and Dunkirk Roll-Arena.