Twenty years ago - 1992
The winner of this year's Dunkirk Youth Bureau and Recreation Commission's jelly bean guessing contest is Kara Mackowiak, a fourth-grader at St. Hyacinth's School. The 10 year old's guess of 9,264 came closest to the actual number of 9,271 and won her the title of Jelly Bean Guessing Champion of the year. Kara's school won a party for her efforts.
Thirty years ago - 1982
The Dunkirk Twin Fair Store closed this month as the company is shutting down its retail operations throughout western New York. During the past several months, Twin Fair had been cutting back on its employees at all its stores and only a handful of employees were left at its Dunkirk outlet. At one time, the company was one of WNY's largest employers with more than 3,000 employees. In 1981, the company lost $23.3 million.
Forty years ago - 1972
In dealing with the financial bind currently facing New York State school districts, the Dunkirk Board of Education has tightened the belt on spending by cutting out summer school, adult education and voting not to fill positions left vacant because of retirements.
Fifty years ago - 1962
One of the oldest buildings in Dunkirk, located at 16 East Second St., has been sold by Edward Sause of Washington Avenue to the Friendship Baptist Church of Erie. The building was built around 1845 or 1850 and one of the more prominent people to live there was Erastus Palmer, who later became known as one of the nation's outstanding sculptors.