Twenty years ago - 1992
A change of plans is all that kept Arlene Schrantz DeJesus of Dunkirk, sons Bryan Tye and Dane Bradley, and their friend Eric Issler from being in the midst of Hurricane Andrew. They moved up their plans a week for a 10-day trip to Miami, South Miami Beach and the Florida Keys in order to accommodate the schedule of family friend Dr. Mary Wroblewski Bartek of Easton, Pa., who joined them in Miami.
Thirty years ago - 1982
Dunkirk Mayor Edwin Gregoreski recently presented a plaque from the city to the Murray Hose Co. No. 4 Murraymen Drum and Bugle Corps in honor of its recent victories, which included winning a state championship. Louis Ziegler, business manager for the corps, accepted the plaque.
Forty years ago - 1972
Miss Lucy F. Orlando of Dunkirk was the guest of honor at a retirement party given by the women employees of the OBSERVER. Miss Orlando retired Aug. 30 after 21 years of service as a teletypist.
Fifty years ago - 1962
A number of students who attended summer school sessions offered at Dunkirk High School will benefit from a new state ruling which lowered the passing grade from 65 to 55 in five subjects.