Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1994

Dunkirk Recreation Director Robert Patterson confirmed that the city was in the process of looking into the former Cardinal Mindszenty High School building as a possible youth center, with it being at the top of the list of facilities the city is considering. He viewed the county’s interest in the same building for new county offices as an opportunity to possibly enter into a joint project, feeling the two entities could co-exist. The Mindszenty site is still owned by the Diocese of Buffalo, which closed the school in 1979.

Thirty years ago – 1984

Todd R. Reynolds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Reynolds of Chestnut Street, Fredonia, has been appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and will report July 2. A 1984 graduate of Fredonia High School, Todd was a member of the National Honor Society and treasurer of his class. Active in sports, he was captain of the varsity soccer team and co-captain of the track team.

Forty years ago – 1974

Richard Webb, director of the Dunkirk-Fredonia Community Chorus, was honored at an installation dinner, which featured his life review during a skit, “This Is Your Life.”

Fifty years ago – 1964

Dr. Henry Youngerman, professor of speech pathology and audiology at Fredonia State University College, will direct the ninth summer speech and hearing clinic at the college.