Thirty years ago – 1987

Rep. Jack Kemp of New York formally launched his long-shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination today, pushing conservative ideas on defense and abortion. The 51- year-old nine-term congressman from the Buffalo suburbs and former professional football quarterback for the Buffalo Bills, Kemp said he hoped his candidacy would attract new blood into the GOP, including minorities and blue-collar workers.

Forty years ago – 1977

Robert Zielinski recently presented to the Historical Society of Dunkirk two framed collections of medals, photographs and advertisements covering the Youth Track and Field Day. The event was one of the most successful events in the bicentennial year. The mayor of Dunkerque, France presented winners with the medallions as did the secretary general of that city. Mr. Zielinski stated that he felt a permanent record of the event should be kept in the Historical Museum so that young people 100 years from now could see memorabilia of the Bicentennial Year of 1976.

Fifty years ago – 1967

Marden E. Cobb of Fredonia has been named district manager of the Iroquois Gas Company, Dunkirk District, effective May 1. He succeeds DeLial Cross, who will retire on that date.