Twenty years ago — 1999

From Just Between Us ….. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard (Virginia) Wencek, members of Boy Scout Troop 254 and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish, attended the 25th Annual Religious Awards Ceremony for Boy and Girl Scouts of the Diocese of Buffalo at St. Joseph’s Cathedral on March 27. Mrs. Wencek was in charge of calling the award recipients to be presented with their medals by the Most Rev. Henry J. Mansell, D.D., Bishop of Buffalo. The National Catholic Committee on Scouting presented the St. George Emblem to Bishop Mansell for his enthusiastic support and genuine concern for all young people in the diocese.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Over the past several months, media attention has been focused on insolvent thrift institutions in the United States. The Dunkirk-based Lake Shore Savings and Loan Association, however, is not among those troubled institutions. In fact, Lake Shore Savings and Loan overcame the negative nationwide publicity for thrifts in 1988 to post one of its best years in its 98-year history.

Forty years ago — 1979

The city of Dunkirk and the Dunkirk Urban Renewal Agency are expected to be named as defendants in an impending lawsuit stemming from a construction accident last summer at a project in the urban renewal district. Four men were injured last July when several steel beams collapsed at the site of a new restaurant lounge at East Third and Main streets. Stanley “Baldy” Kulpa, a prominent Dunkirk commercial fisherman and a principal developer in the project, was among the injured. He died several weeks after the incident.

Fifty years ago — 1969

A Silver Creek Central School senior has earned the Ford Motor Co. scholarship. Felicia Ann Bentham has been awarded one of the 71 scholarships offered throughout the country by Ford. She was chosen from more than 1,800 applicants. The daughter of Mary Ann Bentham of Silver Creek and Oliver Bentham of Erie, Felicia has been accepted at St. Bonaventure University, where she plans to major in journalism.