Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1994

Another chapter in the ongoing Dunkirk waterfront saga was opened when the owners of the Sheraton Harborfront Inn filed a State Supreme Court lawsuit seeking in excess of $6.6 million in damages for what it called a breach of contract by the city. The suit claims the city broke its obligation under a federal Urban Development Action Grant when it failed to force the plaza developer to complete its portion of the project.

Thirty years ago – 1984

The Daniel F. Anson Memorial Scholarship was recently established by local firemen and friends of the late fireman. A volunteer fireman for five years at Hose Co. No. 3, Anson had served 11 months as a paid fireman when he was electrocuted Aug. 8, 1979 while fighting an early morning garage fire. Apparently, there is no record of another city fireman killed in the line of duty. In awarding the annual scholarship, preference will be given to a graduating student at Dunkirk High School who plans a college career in fire fighting science and/or paramedical science. Either parent must be a paid or volunteer member of the City of Dunkirk Fire Department.

Forty years ago – 1974

Forestville Central School students Kristina Smith, Wendy Crowell, Christine Sager and Jill Ernst were winners at the state meeting of Future Homemakers of America, singing to the tune of “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

Fifty years ago – 1964

Geo. H. Graf & Co. Inc., the “Complete Home Furnishers,” 319 Central Ave., Dunkirk recently held a sale in honor of its 66th birthday.