Twenty years ago — 1998

The Kosciuszko Polish Home, on behalf of its members, officers and directors, recently made donations to local parent-teacher organizations in the city of Dunkirk. President Frank Grupa presented checks totaling $4,000 to representatives from the public and parochial schools.

Thirty years ago — 1988

Important tests for a future U.S. Navy submarine will be performed on a scale model pressure hull recently constructed by Excelco Developments Inc. of Silver Creek. Russell Newman, president of Excelco, explained that much of the company’s work is for the Navy. Excelco specializes in the use of unique metals as well as fabrication and welding techniques.

Forty years ago — 1978

Student of the Week is Beth Marzullo, a senior at Cardinal Mindszenty High School. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Marzullo, 126 Maple Ave., Dunkirk. Active in student government, Beth is president of the Student Council. She is the editor of the yearbook, “The Cardinal,” and vice president of her senior class.

Fifty years ago — 1968

Members of St. Paul Lutheran Chuurch on Eagle Street, Dunkirk recently gathered at the site of their new church, 334 Temple St., Fredonia, to lay the cornerstone for the new edifice. Placed behind the stone was an envelope containing a list of the present members of the church, a list of the church council and building committees, a history of the congregation, a picture of the old Dunkirk church, a copy of Martin Luther’s Small Catechism, and a copy of the Saturday evening issue of the OBSERVER.