Twenty years ago — 1998
From the Sportsman’s Journal — Scott Gadra of Forestville has top bragging rights thus far, tagging a monster buck on Oct. 25. He was hunting near Forestville/Hamlet from his climbing tree stand when he first saw the big buck. The nine-pointer field dressed at 210 pounds and its rack was green scored at 130-140 Pope and Young. Mr. Gadra was not in the local deer contest this year. The deer is being mounted naturally!
Thirty years ago — 1988
A decision by the Dunkirk Zoning Board of Appeals to allow a hot dog stand to open in a residentially-zoned area on Lake Shore Drive East has been overturned in State Supreme Court. Acting State Supreme Court Judge Lynn Hartley on Oct. 20 ruled that the ZBA decision to grant a use variance for the Hungry Hut hot dog stand should be annulled and reversed. The variance was granted in June of this year to John Runfola, the owner of the property located on Lake Shore Drive East and unopened Caracal Street. The owner of the hot dog stand is Sam Corsi of Nevins Street, Dunkirk.
Forty years ago — 1978
Although Dave Belmondo of Brocton has already become the world’s marathon disc jockey by breaking the old record of 1,176 straight hours, he now has told his supporters at the Medieval Castle in Brocton that he has set a new goal of 2,000 continuous hours, a goal he hopes to reach on Dec. 8. Wanting to make sure his name goes into the Guinness Book of World Records, Dave pledged, “I’ll go for 2,000 hours or until my body gives out, whichever comes first.”
Fifty years ago — 1968
Four-foot 10-inch Paula Crino was recently crowned Silver Creek’s Junior Miss during the sixth annual pageant sponsored by the Silver Creek Jaycees. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Crino, 70 Main St., Silver Creek, Paula’s talent was a jazz number on the flute accompanied by the Joe Leone Trio. As Silver Creek’s Junior Miss, she was awarded a $300 scholarship, a large trophy and several gift certificates. She will represent the village in the state competition to be held Nov. 29 and 30. First runnerup was Janice Beach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Beach of Hanover Road.