Thirty years ago — 1991
The Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest award in Cadette Girl Scouting, was awarded to Denise Brisky, daughter of Donald and Donna Brisky, and Amanda Andrews, daughter of James and Darilyn Andrews, during a ceremony at the Moniuszko Club. Both girls are members of Dunkirk Troop 31.
Forty years ago — 1981
The Dunkirk-Fredonia area will be represented by five fighters in the 12-bout fight card at Marshal Dillon’s Night Club at the Big N Plaza in Jamestown. Two of the locals will square off in the headline 3- rounder, a heavyweight battle between unbeaten Neff DeJesus (6-0, 230) and Steve Haas (6-0, 240). DeJesus has never lost in eight years as a professional. Also on the card, Lenny Vetter will be pitted against Louis Ruiz in a 175-pound match while Manuel Martinez of Dunkirk is slated for a lightweight match.
Fifty years ago — 1971
The town of Dunkirk has chosen not to appoint a new town attorney following the retirement of Albert J. Foley, who has served in the post for the past 15 years. The town will use the services of Mr. Foley’s son, Albert W. Foley, on a fee basis whenever a legal question arises.