Twenty years ago - 1992
A sketch shows the new Welcome to Dunkirk signs that the city hopes to begin building at the seven major entrances to the city. The Department of Development is soliciting donations to pay for these signs, which will cost about $1,000 each.
Thirty years ago - 1982
From the Reporter's Notebook ... Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Conductor Julius Rudel is known for his punctuality so more than a few people were surprised when he was 45 minutes late for a rehearsal at Fredonia State. Seems the maestro told his driver to get off at Exit 59, then took a cat nap. When he awoke, they were at the state line. They turned around and Mr. Rudel ordered the driver to "step on it." He did, which resulted in their getting pulled over. When the conductor got out of the car, told the trooper who he was, that he was late for his rehearsal in Fredonia, and would appreciate getting on with the trip, the trooper remarked, "I'll write faster," as he continued to fill out the speeding ticket.
Forty years ago - 1972
The sale of Valone's Meat Counter from Russell J. Valone to William Watson, both of Dunkirk, was announced today. Mr. Valone has operated the 53 East Third St. store for the past 32 years.
Fifty years ago - 1962
Da Vinci's Mona Lisa arrived in the New World today. It will be on display at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C. before traveling to other Washington museums.