Twenty years ago - 1992
Dunkirk Mayor Margaret Wuerstle is not ready to say she feels the idea of a regional sewer district stinks - but she does have some strong reservations about the proposal. She is particularly concerned about losing control of how much sewer service would cost city residents. Wuerstle also questioned how it would be possible to keep politics out of the board that would run a regional district. She also needs to be convinced that a large regional sewer district would be able to do the job it was intended to do.
Thirty years ago - 1982
Maggie Kuhn, the organizer of the Gray Panthers who was once named one of the 25 most influential women in America, will receive an honorary doctorate of humane letters degree at the commencement ceremonies of Fredonia State University College on May 15. Honorary degrees were awarded by the State University of New York for the first time last year. As "national convener" of the Gray Panthers, Kuhn leads a group of 8,000 people who oppose "arbitrary discrimination against people on the basis of chronological age."
Forty years ago - 1972
One of the first projects for the new city Department of Parks and Recreation in Dunkirk, formed last month as a branch of the public works department, will be the construction of a new Little League baseball field. It will be built on city-owned land behind School 7 on Lake Shore Drive East.
Fifty years ago - 1962
Walter F. Popielarz has been elected commander of the John T. Murray VFW Post 1017 for the 1962-63 year.