Twenty years ago – 1994

Adam Czekanski and Peter J. Harvey, seniors at Silver Creek Central School, have been named valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of 1994. The son of Michael and Diane Czekanski of West Lake Road, Silver Creek, Adam has received a three-year ROTC scholarship and plans to continue his education at Cornell University. Peter is the son of Paul and Audrey Harvey of Christy Road, Irving. Peter was awarded the Southern Tier Scholarship for Alfred University where he plans to continue his education.

Thirty years ago – 1984

The new D & K Furniture Store, 212 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk celebrated its grand opening June 7-9. Shown in an OBSERVER photo in the center of the massive showroom are Walt Bates (owner of D & K Sleep Shop on Bennett Road) and Robert Bates, owner of D & K Furniture and store proprietor. The new D & K store offers four floors of brand name furniture and accessories.

Forty years ago – 1974

The five finalists in the Popularity Queen contest sponsored by Murray Hose Co. No. 4 in Dunkirk are Cynthia Lazarczyk, Rosemary Lagano, Pamela Skubis, Pamela Bernstein and Jennifer Vendette.

Fifty years ago – 1964

The Sargent, Webster, Crenshaw and Foley planning firm of Syracuse told the Dunkirk-Fredonia regional planning board that there are 5,011 structures in the city of Dunkirk.