Twenty years ago - 1992
Dunkirk's paid and volunteer firefighters and their supporters marched on city hall recently in protest of Mayor Margaret Wuerstle's proposal to cut three firefighter jobs from next year's budget. The rally, which drew more than 200 city residents, was held on the corner of Central Avenue and Third Street after which the protesters marched to city hall and conducted an informational picket prior to the common council meeting.
Thirty years ago - 1982
The question of where to place a new, unified north county government building was further complicated today by a resolution proposing purchase of the Masonic Building on Central Avenue in downtown Dunkirk for $900,000. The resolution joins two others filed two weeks ago; one of those provides for purchase of the former YMCA building and the other provides for construction of a new building in downtown Dunkirk.
Forty years ago - 1972
The Fredonia Board of Education has voted to open its doors to students from neighboring districts who want to attend Fredonia High School. A tuition charge of about $400 to $500 will be charged each student.
Fifty years ago - 1962
Carl Kaufman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kaufman, 24 East Front St., Dunkirk has qualified for the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor in Boy Scouting.