Twenty years ago – 1994

The idea that January was a very cold month was confirmed this morning by the National Weather Service in Buffalo. According to a spokesman, January temperatures averaged 17.2 degrees above zero for the month’s 31 days, which is 6.4 degrees below normal. It was the coldest January on record since 1982. As for February, that’s likely to be a cold but dry month.

Thirty years ago – 1984

Past commanders and Auxiliary and Junior Girls presidents of John T. Murray Post 1017 – Veterans of Foreign Wars, honored the post’s color guard at a recent dinner in the post rooms. Named the State VFW Color Guard for 1983, the group is led by Ted Cain. Voice of Democracy winner Amy Budniewski was the guest speaker.

Forty years ago – 1974

A limited number of openings remain for persons interested in joining the non-profit Chautauqua Tennis Club now in operation at Floral Hall on the County Fairgrounds in Dunkirk. David Glenn of Dunkirk, co-founder, said, “We are particularly interested in more adult members.”

Fifty years ago – 1964

The Chet Kane Band of Dunkirk will appear on WKBW-TV (Channel 7) as part of the telethon to benefit Buffalo Children’s Hospital. Members of the band are Chester Kozlowski, Gerald Wlodarek, Fred Jesse and Francis Conti. Joseph Supkoski, their business manager, will accompany them.