Twenty years ago — 1998

Forestville Central School celebrated the successful “Make a Difference Day” projects that helped raise $4,570.66 in memory of Pamela Cleary to the pediatric unit at Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Students participated in projects such as making stuffed teddy bears, get-well puzzles, books on tape, art posters, car washes, bake sales, read-a-thon, spaghetti dinner and penny harvest. Faculty, staff, administration, parents, children and community members all worked together toward a common goal — to help children who are affected by cancer. Coordinators for the event were Carol Peak-McDonald and Dolores Case.

Thirty years ago — 1988

The Lake Shore Savings and Loan Association has brought more good national attention to Northern Chautauqua County. A recent study by the U.S. League of Savings Institutions rates Lake Shore among the 32 best in the nation. More than 3,100 savings and loans in the U.S. were surveyed in the study, which was published in the October issue of Savings Institutions magazine. To illustrate the study, the magazine uses a bunch of bananas on its cover. Lake Shore, which has offices in Dunkirk and Fredonia, is listed among the “top bananas” because it scored well on a test in which six financial indicators were evaluated.

Forty years ago — 1978

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to initiate construction in February on the $5.4 million smallboat harbor project in Dunkirk. Federal funds totaling $650,000 are included for the Dunkirk harbor project in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act that was signed into law by President Carter on Oct. 18. Dunkirk Harbor is the only major port of refuge on the south shore of Lake Erie between Buffalo and Erie. Plans for inner breakwalls have been discussed since 1945.

Fifty years ago — 1968

Susan Long, 13, of 210 Franklin Ave., Dunkirk has been named Co-Ed correspondent for the 1968-69 school year, according to an announcement by Miss Margaret Houser, editor of Co-Ed magazine. Co-Ed is published nationally by Scholastic Magazines Inc. for home economics students and contains articles on fashion, food, beauty and home furnishings and fiction. Miss Long is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Long Jr. and is the eighth grade at Dunkirk Junior High School.