Twenty years ago – 1993

The Dunkirk Local Development Corp. earlier this week struck a new deal with marina owner Lou Stefan over a $50,000 loan for the on-going expansion of his business. While the DLDC had previously approved the loan, the transaction never took place because Mr. Stefan failed to comply with several stipulations attached to the agreement. Among these were granting a formal easement and demonstrating he had available parking for the project. Prior to striking a new deal, Mr. Stefan charged that he was being “set up” by certain city officials who have a “personal negative attitude” toward him.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The 500th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther’s birthday was celebrated recently at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Temple Street, Fredonia. Some of his hymns and brief excerpts from his writings were used in the worship service. Dr. Luther was born in East Germany in 1483. On Oct. 31, 1517, he posted his 95 Theses in protest of the abuse of indulgence selling and became known as the German Reformer. He was excommunicated by Pope Leo X.

Forty years ago – 1973

Marvin L. Smith of Silver Creek was elected president of the New York State Auctioneers Association during the group’s convention which he, his wife and sons attended in Syracuse. The Smiths have an office in Hanover Center.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Judith Pryga of Dunkirk High School will attend the Governor’s Youth Conference in Albany. In addition, Mrs. Charles Carpenter of 6 Holmes Place, Fredonia, will act as chaperone.