Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999

Forestville Central School has been recognized for — among a slew of charitable acts — raising $4,570 for the Roswell Park Cancer Institute last Oct. 24. The effort won a prestigious $2,000 state award from event sponsor USA Weekend magazine. The eighth annual Make A Difference Day project was titled “For The Love of Pam,” in memory of Pamela Cleary, the former assistant principal and event organizer who died of cancer last year.

Thirty years ago — 1989

The Dunkirk Common Council agreed to allow the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce to locate a tourism information booth near the city pier on a one-year trial basis. The booth will be built at the foot of the pier, east of Central Avenue, and adjacent to the pier. Although some available parking space would be eliminated, the tourist booth would be providing information and promoting the city.

Forty years ago — 1979

About 50 members of the National Guard unit in Dunkirk arrived at the state armory in Batavia to go on duty at the Albion Correctional Facility. The Dunkirk unit is one of nine in Western New York to be activated by Gov. Hugh Carey as a result of the statewide strike by prison members. Members of the National Guard are handling such jobs as food preparation, fire protection, maintenance work, housekeeping and emergency medical care. They are not serving as guards. The Guardsmen will work 12-hour shifts at the prison.

Fifty years ago — 1969

The valedictorian and the salutatorian for the 1969 graduating class were announced by Alvin M. Crowe, principal of Silver Creek High School. They are Felicia Bentham and Donna Muscato. Felicia plans to attend St. Bonaventure University in the fall as a journalism major. Donna has a scholarship to enter Rosary Hill College in September.

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