Twenty years ago – 1994

To help beat the winter doldrums, Jo Fijal, 79 West Third St., Dunkirk poses with the spring flowers she painted recently next to a shed at the rear of her home. After seven weeks of solid winter and the worst in many years, there are a lot of area residents who can’t wait for the arrival of spring and the flowers that come with it.

Thirty years ago – 1984

Larry Spacc Pontiac of Dunkirk has been notified by Pontiac Motor Division, Buffalo Zone, that they are a winner in the Pontiac “Acsellerate” Sales Contest. Larry Jr. and his wife will be guests of Pontiac at the 1984 Daytona 500 in Florida this February. A Pontiac Trans Am is the official Daytona 500 Pace Car.

Forty years ago – 1974

Airman First Class Charles Meadows spent a short furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Meadows of Forestville. He has since returned to his assignment with the air rescue group at North Truro Air Force Base, Mass.

Fifty years ago 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Johnston of East Ellicott Road, Brocton were interviewed on the “Today” Show. They are the parents of Fredonia High School Football Coach Chuck Johnston.