Twenty years ago — 1998

From Just Between Us …. Carla Waclawski of Dunkirk was recently named a United States National Award Winner in science and will appear in the United States Achievement Academy Official Yearbook, published nationally. A student at Dunkirk High School, she was nominated for the award by Kurt Warmbrodt, a teacher at the school. Carla is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl (Deborah) Waclawski of Dunkirk and the granddaughter of Betty Waclawski, also of Dunkirk.

Thirty years ago — 1988

Although the new creative playground at Point Gratiot in Dunkirk has only been open for about three weeks, at least four area children have suffered serious injuries in falls while playing on the structure. At least three children sustained broken arms, while another suffered a back injury. Most of the injuries, according to reports from the parents, occurred as a result of falls from the monkey bar section of the playground unit. It is currently being looked into whether the monkey bars are too slippery and/or too high. At one point, the rungs are 92 inches from the ground.

Forty years ago — 1978

At a breakfast visit at the Lake Shore Hospital, New York State Director of the Office of Health Systems Management Richard Berman presented hospital president Joseph Morgano with a letter of approval authorizing the hospital to proceed on the second phase of design development for the 80-bed health-related facility. This authorizes the hospital to complete initial architectural plans and revised construction cost estimates within the next 120 days.

Fifty years ago — 1968

Rep. Charles Goodell of Jamestown has the inside track in the race to succeed the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, it was reported reliably today. Governor Rockefeller, who is expected to make the appointment shortly, was said to be leaning to Goodell and unless he has a last-minute change of mind, the Jamestown Republican will get the nod. Rep. Goodell is one of a handful of House Republicans in the inner circle of minority leader Gerald Ford of Michigan.