Twenty years ago — 1997

In what seems to be becoming a weekly occurrence in the Dunkirk Bowling Association, three more perfect games were fired recently. Dave Lillie, Jeff Sealy and Dan Mikula each rolled a 300 during the past month. Lillie (200, 300, 202 — 702 set) and Sealy (222, 300, 258 — 780) rolled their perfect games at Forest Lanes in Forestville. If Mikula’s name sounds familiar, it is because it was Dan’s second 300 game in three weeks at Lakeview Lanes in Silver Creek!

Thirty years ago — 1987

The Stebbins Road Bridge in the town of Hanover collapsed a year ago on Nov. 14. One man was killed and two were injured when the truck they were in, along with the bridge itself, fell about 100 feet into the creekbed. The mystery of what caused the structure to collapse is still unsettled and is expected to be tied up in litigation for months to come. According to a town of Hanover police report, a crane crossed the bridge just moments ahead of the stake-body carrying a driver and two passengers. The Stebbins Road Bridge had been in place for many years. It was a one-lane bridge over Walnut Creek.

Forty years ago — 1977

A 45-minute public hearing was held on the Dunkirk Common Council’s proposal to open Market Place between Market Street and Pulawski Street in the Fourth Ward. Thirteen owners of property in the area attended the hearing to support the proposed opening of the street. Walter and Martha Bialaszewski of 16 Market St., who own property on both sides of Market Place, attended the hearing to oppose the opening.

Fifty years ago — 1967

Miss Anne Klocko and Miss Becky Howard, both students at Dunkirk Senior High School, were presented with their awards for their entries in the Chautauqua County flag contest during the meeting of the Chautauqua County Vacationlands Association held recently at the Town and Country Restaurant.