St. Hedwig's Parish in Dunkirk was established in 1902 and one year later the parish Holy Rosary Society was founded. On Sunday, June 6, a 90th anniversary celebration took place. The goal of the society, which was organized for the women of the church, was to motivate devotion to the Blessed Mother. For many years, the minutes of each meeting were written in Polish. Dues were 10 cents per month and that rate remained until 1992, when they were increased to 25 cents per month.
Thirty years ago - 1983
A day of celebration for the Rev. and Mrs. Leslie Roland Doerschug is being held in honor of their golden wedding anniversary. The First United Church will honor the couple at a reception following worship. The newly redecorated social hall will be dedicated in their name as a remembrance of their continued service to the church over a period of 42 years. The Doerschugs have resided on Center Road in Sheridan since 1958.
Forty years ago - 1973
It was announced today that Dave Thomas and many of his friends from his television show, "Rocketship 7," will visit the students at Dunkirk School 3 this week. Among other characters, children will meet "Promo the Robot."
Fifty years ago - 1963
As a preview of the dresses to be worn by Portland women during their Sesqui-centennial in August, fashions as old as 150 years are being modeled at Rusch's Restaurant in Dunkirk.