Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1993

Westminster College senior Karen Grace has been selected to play this summer with the NAIA USA All-Star Team, which will compete in Australia in June. A graduate of Dunkirk High School, where she also starred in basketball, Grace is currently the captain of the Westminster softball team. She is batting .364 after three seasons and splits her time between first base and catcher. The 20-member squad selected to go to Australia was based on nominations from coaches at all NAIA schools.

Thirty years ago – 1983

The quest for Cabbage Patch dolls is causing uprisings in stores throughout the nation. Yesterday in Miami, hundreds of shoppers were kicked, scratched and pummeled – all while trying to get their hands on one of the Christmas season’s hottest items – a 16-inch Cabbage Patch doll which sells for around $22. The popular dolls are a mass-produced version of Georgia’s Little People, the handmade dolls created by mountain artisan Xavier Roberts. Each one of his creations sells for as much as $1,000.

Forty years ago – 1973

Singer/songwriter Harry Chapin, who has two albums out and a third to be released soon, recently appeared in concert at Fredonia State University college.

Fifty years ago – 1963

The Dunkirk-Fredonia Council for Exceptional Children presented a check for $2,300 to St. Joseph’s School for Exceptional Children on Bennett Road, Dunkirk. Sister M. Boniface accepted the donation on behalf of the school.