Twenty years ago — 1999

Earlier this month, Andrew Woloszyn began a one-year term as the clerk of assessors for the city of Dunkirk, having been elected this past November in an uncontested special election. He is completing the unexpired portion of the term of John Mackowiak, who was elected in 1997, but later resigned to accept another position. Mr. Woloszyn’s interest in real estate and homes in the city was a factor in his decision to run for the clerk position. He continues to serve as executive director of the Northern Chautauqua Boys & Girls Club.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Work is continuing on the construction of a new warehouse for the Cliffstar Corp. in Dunkirk. The 60,000 square foot facility will provide racked and computerized storage capacity for the company, doubling its present shipping capacity. Work on the building started in November and is expected to be complete in March. The project is part of a multi-year planned expansion by the company.

Forty years ago — 1979

John L. Swanson, president of D & F Transit Inc. of Fredonia said that his company would definitely fight all the way a proposal from the Student Association at Fredonia State to operate its own Campus Community Bus Service franchise. Mr. Swanson explained that the franchise for the Dunkirk-Fredonia area was given to his company and he feels it shouldn’t be taken away from them.

Fifty years ago — 1969

The three remaining buildings formerly owned by Alco Products have been purchased by Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. Three buildings and approximately 12 acres of land are included in the purchase by Allegheny Ludlum. The three buildings are the missile shop, the nuclear shop and the sandblast building.