Thirty years ago – 1987

Dunkirk native Alfreda (Locke) Irwin, who now resides at Chautauqua Institution during the summer and Lakewood in the winter, has published a comprehensive book on the famous center for the arts, education, religion and recreation. It is entitled “Three Taps of the Gavel: Pledge to the Future.” Mrs. Irwin has had a home at Chautauqua Institution since 1955 and has been editor of The Chautauquan Daily for 21 years.

Forty years ago – 1977

Eagle Scout, the highest rank obtainable for a Boy Scout, was awarded to Raymond J. Pogorzelski Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond J. Pogorzelski, 517 Deer St., Dunkirk at a special court of honor held at Seton Hall. Raymond’s career in scouting began in 1971 with Troop 254. In May 1976, he was awarded the Ad Altare Dei by Bishop Edward Head. The Eagle Scout rank is attained by less than one percent of the scouts. Ray’s service project, a requirement for the award, revolved around his involvement with the aged of the community and assisting them.

Fifty years ago – 1967

John Gormly has resumed his studies at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., after spending the semester recess with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas S. Gormly, 153 W. Main St., Fredonia.