Twenty years ago – 1994

Conceding that he still aspires to be the state’s chief executive, Lt. Gov. Stan Lundine said he will run for re-election on the Democratic ticket with Gov. Mario Cuomo in November. A former congressman from the Southern Tier and mayor of Jamestown, Lundine ran with Cuomo in 1986 and again in 1990. He said he would have run for governor this time if Cuomo had not. But if he had chosen not to run for re-election with Cuomo, that would have meant the end of his political career.

Thirty years ago – 1984

The Gowanda time and temperature sign has returned to its West Main Street site after a lengthy absence, largely because of a trust fund that was established by the Franklin Herdeg Family. Several months ago when the old sign was replaced by a Goldome Bank sign that did not include the time and temperature, there was a public outcry that indicated the community’s high regard for the 35-year-old service. The village has agreed to administer the Herdeg Family Memorial Fund established in trust for the sign.

Forty years ago – 1974

James Miller was honored for 50 years of membership in Dunkirk Hose Co. No. 2 during a party at the Range Lite Restaurant in Dunkirk. Those attending included Edward Jasinski, Robert Tworek, William Dybeck and Frank George.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Arthur L. Goodrich of Fredonia was elected president of the Chautauqua County Vacationlands Association Inc. during its monthly meeting held at the Dunkirk Club.