Twenty years ago - 1992
Dunkirk Mayor Margaret Wuerstle revealed that the Diocese of Buffalo has tentatively accepted an offer from the city of Dunkirk for the former Cardinal Mindszenty High School campus on Central Avenue. The whole deal, however, is contingent upon whether the city receives a $1.8 million grant being requested from the state Division for Youth to renovate the long-vacant high school building. If the grant application is denied, the city is not legally bound to proceed with the purchase. What the city offered for the property has not yet been disclosed.
Thirty years ago - 1982
Arthur W. Woelfle, a native of Dunkirk, will become chairman of Kraft Inc., a business unit of Dart & Kraft Inc. as part of a succession plan that includes the election of Michael A. Miles to succeed Mr. Woelfle as president. According to the company, the years that "Bud" Woelfle has been president of Kraft, the company grew substantially from about $3.5 billion in sales in 1972 to over $7 billion in sales last year.
Forty years ago - 1972
Richard Gillson, owner of the Carriage House of Candles and Soap, recently acquired two young buffalo from a South Dakota herd. His plans are to raise them and hopefully begin a small herd of his own - right outside Fredonia.
Fifty years ago - 1962
A bulletin board at the First Congregational Church, Portland was dedicated recently in memory of Ivan B. "Sonny" McFadden, one of three youths killed in a train/truck accident Dec. 16, 1961. The bulletin board was given by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan A. McFadden.