Twenty years ago - 1992
Former Dunkirk resident Sophie Hodorowicz Knab, a 1966 graduate of Dunkirk High School and currently living on Grand Island, has written a book entitled "Polish Customs, Traditions and Folklore." Published by Hippocrene Books, it will be available at bookstores after Oct. 15. Sophie immigrated to Dunkirk with her parents at the age of 6, growing up on Roberts Road. She is well-versed in the Polish language and culture.
Thirty years ago - 1982
A 1976 automobile accident left Ken Stearns of North Hill Road in the town of Villenova a paraplegic from the waist down at the age of 24. Mr. Stearns, however, doesn't let his handicap keep him from handling chores on the farm, including driving a tractor, mowing and baling. The 1970 graduate of Pine Valley Central School also drives a car and goes hunting (he shoots from his vehicle).
Forty years ago - 1972
Dr. William Chazanof, professor of history at Fredonia State University College, was a guest on "The Morning Show" broadcast this morning on WKBW-TV, Channel 7. He discussed his recent book, "Joseph Ellicott and the Holland Land Company," which describes the settling of large portions of Western New York.
Fifty years ago - 1962
Installation of a 25- by 28-foot mosaic on the front of St. Hyacinth's Church has begun by workmen of the DeSpirit Marble and Mosaic Company of Buffalo.