Twenty years ago - 1992
A mortgage-burning ceremony was held this week in front of the United Way office, 626 Central Ave., Dunkirk. The ceremony was the final step of a capital drive which started in 1990 in an effort to retire the mortgage and establish a capital fund to maintain the building. Tops Market owner Jerry Trindel made the first donation and grants were received from the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation and the Gebbie Foundation.
Thirty years ago - 1982
The Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency has approved a $150,000 loan to Norman Truck Lines of Buffalo, which wants to acquire the Petri Baking Co. of Dunkirk and Silver Creek. The company hopes to add 41 people to the Petri workforce over the next two years. Richard Petri of Silver Creek will remain as president of the firm.
Forty years ago - 1972
Miss Mary L. Brooks, 632 Park Ave., Dunkirk has been named principal of School 7 in Dunkirk, according to Dr. Robert L. Cooley, superintendent of schools. She previously served as principal at School 4.
Fifty years ago - 1962
The OBSERVER has received a citation from the VFW Department of New York for service to veterans and to the Veterans of Foreign Wars.