Retrospective — Sept. 17

Twenty years ago — 1997

Lori Mrowka, a 1994 graduate of Dunkirk High School, spent this summer on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., working as an intern at the White House’s Schedule and Advance Office. The internship was granted through the Hesburgh Public Service Program at Notre Dame University where Lori will soon begin her senior year. Lori noted she often worked 14-hour days in the scheduler’s office and when her supervisor departed, she filled in for three weeks until a permanent replacement was hired. She recalled watching the Fourth of July fireworks on the White House lawn; meeting President and Mrs. Clinton and daughter Chelsea a few times; and working on the advance team. At the end of the upcoming school year, Lori will earn her degree in government with a concentration in public policy.

Thirty years ago — 1987

Pine Valley Central School of South Dayton captured the team title in the 18th annual Future Farmers of America summer dairy judging conference sponsored by Alfred State College. Coached by vo-ag teacher Dennis Carnahan, the Pine Valley I team finished with 1,876 points to earn the crown over 25 other entries. Competing for the champions were Jeff Miller, Aron Crowell, Christine Pagett and Tom Smallback. Miller paced the winners with 637, sixt best individual total in the judging.

Fifty years ago — 1967

The Winston Wine Cellars of the Fredonia Products Inc. have been attracting an average of 50 visitors daily since the winery was opened to visitors early this summer. Miss Janet Weaver of Dunkirk has been escorting tourists and local residents through the Star family winery at 200 Water St., Fredonia. In the guest book are names of travelers from all over the nation and some foreign countries.