Twenty years ago — 1998

At the Dunkirk City Republican Committee’s annual picnic, City Chairman Jeff Vogt presented the Lincoln Award for Outstanding Service to the Republican Party to William Schlichter for his more than three decades of service to the GOP and the community. Mr. Schlichter has served several terms as councilman-at-large and has been a past Republican candidate for mayor, First Ward council, assessor and county legislator in District 2.

Thirty years ago — 1988

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Steger of Fredonia recently returned from an all-expense paid trip to London where they stayed at the London Intercontinental Hotel and attended a Michael Jackson concert. The trip was courtesy of Pepsi and they won it through a drawing at Tops Market. No purchase was necessary. Pepsi gave the trip as a promotion for the Michael Jackson concert.

Forty years ago — 1978

The first Latin Festival for the city of Dunkirk was held recently with more than 3,000 people in attendance. It began with a parade starting at Union Square, with a special float featuring the Queen of the Latin Festival, Brunilda Rivera, and her court. Following the parade, activities were centered at Union Square, where food, entertainment and drinks were available all afternoon and music was provided by the four Latin band.

Fifty years ago — 1968

The problem of alleviating substandard dwelling units in the city of Dunkirk through public and private housing programs on local, state and federal levels was the main topic of discussion at St. Mary’s Hall by more than 60 persons concerned with this situation in the community. The meeting, called by the Citizens Advisory Committee, was mainly to inform members of various organizations throughout the city of attempts being made for public and private housing.