Twenty years ago — 1997
If all goes according to plan, the remaining city-owned properties at the intersection of Main Street and Lake Shore Drive East will be demolished this month. In January 1996, the city purchased a total of seven buildings from David Civilette for $285,000. Plans called for the buildings to be demolished so the city could market the site to potential developers. In January of this year, three of the buildings were razed. An asbestos survey of the remaining four buildings has now been completed. Small amounts were found in each of the four buildings, which can be removed at a low cost. When the asbestos is removed, the buildings can be demolished.
Thirty years ago — 1987
Dunkirk City Court Judge August Jankowski was the guest speaker for the annual installation banquet for the Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates. Judge Jankowski reminded members that after he lost his sight as the result of a hunting accident in 1941 when he was a teenager, the local community raised over $4,000 for him. He said the clubs played a major role in raising the money, which helped pay his medical bills and educational expenses at Syracuse University. After graduating from Syracuse, he went on to law school and earned his law degree. He has been Dunkirk city judge since 1958.
Forty years ago — 1977
This week’s People in Profile features Lawrence “Larry” Nichols, the religion coordinator and teacher of social studies, reading, health and spelling (grades 6 through 8) at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School in Dunkirk. Hoping to one day specialize in the area of learning and behaviorial disorders, Mr. Nichols is pursuing a master’s degree at Buffalo State University College.
Fifty years ago — 1967
Four Dunkirk girls, three Fredonians and one from Westfield are among the 24 contestants named today for the Miss Dunkirk-Fredonia Pageant March 10-11 at the Dunkirk Junior High School auditorium. Donald G. Novelli, pageant chairman, said this year’s pageant will have the largest number of contestants in its history.