Twenty years ago – 1994

Jamestown Community College officials have announced plans to purchase the Rogan Center on Bennett Road in Dunkirk from Chautauqua Opportunities Inc. The college plans to substantially renovate the building and to double the space it already uses for classes. The total cost of the purchase and renovations is $2.25 million. The JCC Foundation will actually purchase the building and then lease it to the college. Since opening the JCC North County Center in 1988, the college has had a tremendous response from this community.

Thirty years ago – 1984

The first baby of 1984 at Brooks Hospital is Stephen Matthew Keech, who arrived at 1:14 a.m. Jan. 2 weighing 7 pounds, 2 ounces. The third son born to David P. and (Cynthia D. Bush) Keech of 2728 Straight Road, Fredonia, Matthew is the winner of the “First Baby” contest co-sponsored by the OBSERVER, Brooks Hospital and area merchants.

Forty years ago – 1974

Private Cindy Maternowski, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Maternowski, 223 Maple Ave., Dunkirk has been newly assigned to Fort Huchaua, Ariz., after completing courses in advanced office training at Fort Ord, Calif.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Dunkirk Police Chief Clem Lutz has announced that the number of traffic accidents in the city dropped from 254 in 1962 to 233 in 1963.