Twenty years ago – 1993
It will likely be spring before the wooden Indian sculpture is returned to its permanent location in front of the water filtration plant on Lake Shore Drive West in Dunkirk. Removed for repairs in August, the statue is in worse shape than originally believed. It has been infected with ants and insects at its base which was so soft, it was like butter. Solid wood was not felt until two feet up from the base. By the time all the rot was cut off, the base of the statue was just below the braids running down the back. The statue has now been injected with insecticides and city workers have cleaned it up, filled in all the cracks and put a new preservative coating on the outside. A new concrete base will be poured in the spring.
Thirty years ago – 1983
Student of the Week is Marianne Pagano, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Pagano of Alfred Drive, Silver Creek. A senior at Silver Creek Central School, she ranks with the top of her senior class academically. An active student, Marianne was a French horn soloist who participated in the Chautauqua All-County Band for five years; an athlete who earned varsity letters in softball and volleyball; and class president for three years. She plans to pursue a career in the field of electrical engineering.
Forty years ago – 1973
A 75-pound doe, cleaned and hanging from a backyard tree, was stolen early this morning from a home on South Roberts Road in Dunkirk. Police are investigating.
Fifty years ago – 1963
New York City Mayor Robert F. Wagner said he will ask the city council to rename Idlewild International Airport the John F. Kennedy International Airport in honor of the late President Kennedy.