Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1994

Would the former Cardinal Mindszenty High School on Central Avenue in Dunkirk make a viable unified north county government office building? The Roman Catholic diocese has been approached by a special subcommittee of the Chautauqua County Legislature’s Public Works panel about selling the two-story high school, closed since 1979, and its associated rectory. The subcommittee apparently has shelved earlier plans to make an offer on the former Sidey’s store at the D&F Plaza as the New York City owners of the property want too much money.

Thirty years ago – 1984

John Gollnitz was honored for his 50 years of service in the Westfield Fire Department. Still an active member of Westfield’s Citizen Hose Company, Mr. Gollnitz is a former Westfield fire chief, a former director of the Southwestern Volunteer Firemen’s Association and is a member of the Past Chief’s Association of Westfield. About 180 people attended the dinner to honor Mr. Gollnitz who was presented with plaques from the fire department and the village of Westfield. The county, state and Murray Hose Co. No. 4 also recognized him.

Forty years ago – 1974

The most valuable players for sports at Fredonia High School were Terry Hoag, Lisal Rowland, Jodi Greenstein, Patty Martin, Cindy DeCeilio and Kathy Kolodziej.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Around 200 boys and girls from the area, ages 8 to 15, participated in the second annual bike rodeo at the D&F Plaza. The event was sponsored by the Dunkirk Kiwanis Club.