Twenty years ago - 1992
Dunkirk's beautiful waterfront and parks will be the backdrop for the "Dunkirk to Dunkerque" Day scheduled for Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Events include frisbee golf, sand castle contest, road rally, antique car show, wind-surfing races as well as softball, volleyball and horseshoe tournaments. If this year's event proves successful, city officials would like to invite teams from Dunkirk's "sister city," Dunkerque, France, to participate in future "Dunkirk to Dunkerque" days.
Thirty years ago - 1982
In observance of its 100th birthday, the Angola Volunteer Fire Company will hold a centennial celebration on July 16-18. Highlighting the centennial celebration, the company will host the New York-Pennsylvania parade championship. Other activities include a spirit of youth parade, free western jamboree and a carnival.
Forty years ago - 1972
The Northern Chautauqua Amateur Radio Club in Dunkirk served as a communication center, feeding vital information and messages to and from flooded areas of the Southern Tier during the recent days of torrential rainstorms and flooding conditions.
Fifty years ago - 1962
The Davis and Randall Trucking Lines, 151 Chautauqua Road, Fredonia has moved into a newly-constructed building across the road. They plan to move into the new offices by July 20.