Twenty years ago - 1992
Among the artworks, services and collectibles donated for the weekend silent auction benefiting the Adams Art Gallery in Dunkirk, prized pieces will include the candle art made by the late Livingston C. French, who was born and raised in Dunkirk. The son of Ruth French and the late Philo L. French, the artist died as a result of a Jan. 16, 1990 plane crash in Vermont that also claimed the lives of his brother, Malcolm French, and Dr. Zsolt Szekely of Fredonia.
Thirty years ago - 1982
M&T Bank has announced that Donald Holtz of Fredonia is the grand prize winner in the Bank's QuickBank sweepstakes. The sweepstakes, part of a promotional campaign sponsored by the Bank, was developed to introduce Fredonia residents and area customers to QuickBank, M&T Bank's 24-hour automated teller machine. Mr. Holtz, an AL-Tech Specialty Steel company employee, and his wife Ethel, will receive a four-day/three-night trip to the Sonesta Beach Hotel and Tennis Club in Key Biscayne, Fla.
Forty years ago - 1972
As part of a nationwide program, the Dunkirk Post Office will now have a vehicle assigned to every mail route in its district. The Dunkirk Post Office is expected to receive 16 of the right-handed steering vehicles.
Fifty years ago - 1962
The pitching machine, the only one of its kind in northern Chautauqua County, has proved to be a big aid for the Brocton Bulldogs in their spring batting practice. Similar machines, known as "Iron Mike," are used by all professional teams in their training. It was purchased for Brocton Central School by the Fathers Club.