Twenty years ago — 1998

The Dunkirk Falcon Club will conclude its Diamond Jubilee year with a 5 p.m. Mass Nov. 5 at St. Hedwig’s Church, followed by a banquet at the parish social center. Guest speaker for the dinner will be William Parment, who has served with the New York State Assembly since 1982. He currently serves on the following standing committees: Agriculture, Transportation, Tourism, Sports and Arts, Veterans Affairs, Energy and Environmental Conservation. He is also a member of the Dairy Industry Commission and vice-chairman of the Rural Resources Commission.

Fifty years ago — 1968

Dunkirk Police got themselves in a sticky situation on Halloween night when they investigated a report that a Conrail tank car was leaking corn syrup at a railroad siding near the Cliffstar Corp. on Cliffstar Avenue in Dunkirk. Police report a valve on the car was opened by vandals allowing the corn syrup to run 100 feet down the tracks. Conrail officials were notified of the problem at 11:43 p.m. The value of the corn syrup was unknown.