Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1998

The Dunkirk Town Planning Board approved site plans for a proposed Aldi discount food store on Old Vineyard Drive in the town. The store will be located off Vineyard Drive, near two other new businesses which are nearing completion — the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and the Cellular One/Sygnet Retail Center. According to Aldi’s officials, prices at the store will be about 30 to 50 percent lower than any grocery store. Ninety percent of Aldi’s products are private label goods produced by top food manufacturers. The building will be steel framed with red-brown brick.

Thirty years ago — 1988

Stefanena D. Kysor of Gowanda is a champion and has a wall covered with medals to verify that status. Her achievements and credentials in physical education are impressive. At the Empire Games of 1982 through 1987, she placed first every year in the master swimming category. At the Senior Games in Cortland from 1985 to 1987, she placed in the top three. She did equally well in the World Games at Toronto in 1985 and the First National Senior Olympics of 1987 in St. Louis. She is also a champion teacher and coach inspiring others to seek “that sense of accomplishment which comes from making the most of your abilities.” Referring to her own battle with arthritis, Ms. Kysor stressed, “I’d probably be in a wheelchair by now if I didn’t maintain my physical activity.”

Forty years ago — 1978

Officials of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. will meet to discuss the coal delivery situation, which has been drastically affected by the nationwide union coal strike. There is non-union coal being delivered at the Dunkirk steam station and the now level pile contains only a 30-day supply.

Fifty years ago — 1968

Student of the Week is Larry Flick, a senior at Westfield Academy and Central School. Captain of the Wolverines basketball team, he also is one of the leading scorers. The son of Mrs. Betty Flick, 33 Campbell St., Westfield, Larry plans to major in physical education.

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