Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1997

A Dunkirk patient of renowned cancer doctor Stanislaw Burzynski said he is “pleased and upset” about the trial results in the federal government’s case against the doctor. Randy Goss testified on behalf of the 54-year-old Polish native last month. Mr. Goss had been told by Roswell Park Cancer Institute that his renal cell (kidney) cancer was terminal, but Dr. Burzynski’s alternative treatment completely wiped out the cancer in six months back in 1992. “It was absolutely the most amazing thing I have seen in my whole life,” Mr. Goss said of the trial experience.

Thirty years ago — 1987

Located at Brigham Road and Matteson Street, Fredonia, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Morse is indeed a house with a past. The house, or parts of it, has been moved three times in its 147-year or more history. Mr. Morse, former owner of Morse Funeral Home in Brocton, and his wife, have owned the property for the past 14 years, purchasing it from Richard Foti.

Forty years ago — 1977

The new JC Penney store at the D & F Plaza held its grand opening March 2. In 1927, the former Fitzer and Link stores in the Odd Fellows Temple, 314-316 Central Ave., Dunkirk became the home of the new JC Penney store. The sale of the business was one of the largest commercial transactions in the city for some time.

Fifty years ago — 1967

The fighting in Vietnam has taken the life of a second Dunkirk Marine. Cpl. Curtis K. Crawford was killed recently while taking part in an engagement against enemy forces. Among his survivors are his wife, Susan (Witkowski) Crawford and a baby daughter, Laura, who he had never seen.

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