Twenty years ago – 1994

Local winners of the Elks National Foundation “Most Valuable Student” contest are: Daniel Edson, a senior at Cassadaga Valley Central School and the son of Paul and Maria Edson of Sinclairville; J’Neene Ortolano, a senior at Silver Creek Central School and the daughter of Nance Ortolano and George Ortolano, both of Silver Creek; Lori Beth Mrowka, a Dunkirk High School senior and the daughter of Gary and Rita Mrowka of Dunkirk; and Anthony C. Popielarz Jr., a senior at Dunkirk High School and the son of Anthony and Gloria Popielarz of Dunkirk.

Thirty years ago – 1984

The city of Dunkirk is considering ending the special bus service for the elderly that has been provided for the past year with the Bells bus and instead making the vehicle a part of the city’s fleet of buses. Providing the free service for senior citizens was a one-year provision that Bells required when it donated the bus to the city last year. Now that the year is up, other uses are being considered. No decisions have been made at this point in time. The small brown bus, meanwhile, is sitting in a city fire hall, out of service.

Forty years ago – 1974

A freak accident involving carbon monoxide fumes at the Brocton Laundromat last night sent 19 people to the emergency facilities at Brook Hospital in Dunkirk. Makeshift hospital beds were set up in the hospital employees’ cafeteria to care for most of the victims. All but two, reported in good condition this morning, were treated and released.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Southern Tier Arts and Crafts Sales has accepted original jewelry pieces created by Patricia Jankoski of Dunkirk for exhibit. She also will receive a special award for a necklace which was singled out from many others.