Twenty years ago — 1998

This month at Lakeview Lanes, the Dunkirk High School bowling team accomplished something truly special. Team members set a new Chautauqua County mark for a three-game series. Their total pin fall of 3,310 broke the former county record held by the Jamestown Red Raiders. In order to roll a three-game series total of 3,310, a five-person team must bowl 1,103 per game over the course of three games. That means that each bowler on the team must average 220 per game over the course of three games. Five bowlers each rolling a 660 series or the equivalent average thereof. Dunkirk also established a new single game record of 1,135. That score equates to each bowler rolling an average game of 227.

Thirty years ago — 1988

A representative of the company chosen to develop the upland portion of Dunkirk’s harborfront project said the key to success is the inclusion of proposed county office building in the project. Karen Hanson, vice president of Wilmorite Inc. of Rochester, said customer traffic generated by such an office complex would be extremely important for the retail stores and restaurants planned for the rest of the project — particularly during the off-season months from October to May. If the county opts to build elsewhere, Wilmorite would have to find some other type of traffic generator in order to make the project attractive to retail vendors.

Forty years ago — 1978

Mrs. Doratha Lindquist has been nominated by her colleagues in the Pine Valley Teachers Association to compete for the “Teacher of the Year Award” sponsored by the New York State Teachers Association. Mrs. Lindquist has taught home economics at Pine Valley for the past nine years.

Fifty years ago — 1968

Mrs. Elizabeth M. Lewis has been named the first female faculty member on the staff of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. During World War II, she was one of only two women in the Merchant Marines. She is teaching art history to a group of 15 first classmen seniors.