Twenty years ago — 1999
A “Do You Remember?” photo shows the Dunkirk Hose Co. No. 1 Drum and Bugle Corp officers for 1952 posing for a group picture. The officers are Jay Hollander, Clarence “Bitsy” Briggs, Claude Brown, Art Gloff Jr., and Bob Block. Also Leonard Schrantz Sr., Norm “Pop” Lamb, Art Lamb, Frank “Red” Reading, Bob Briggs, Bob Michalski, Albertus Straight, Earl “General” Brooks and Len Schrantz.
Thirty years ago — 1989
Brad Workoff of Forestville recorded the first 300 game on the Forest Lanes in Forestville in more than 30 years recently when he was perfect through 12 frames on lanes 7 and 8. Bowling for the Tavern on the Mall team, Brad included his game in a 653 series. Currently, he is averaging 190 in two sanctioned leagues. His previous high game was 257 and previous high series 695.
Forty years ago — 1979
In his second startling proposal in five months, Dunkirk Councilman Thomas Tofil is asking the city council to oppose the hiring practices of certain city industries, which he claims are giving preference to non-city residents for jobs. Councilman Tofil wants the council to form a “committee of labor-oriented individuals” to investigate his allegations. Last October, Mr. Tofil raised eyebrows with his drastic proposal to abolish the Dunkirk Board of Education and turn over management of the school district to the city.
Fifty years ago — 1969
Peter Kozlowski of 616 Brigham Road, Dunkirk was named “Ham of the Year” at the annual banquet of the Northern Chautauqua Amateur Radio Club held at the Town and Country Restaurant in Dunkirk. Presentation of the award was made by George Burns, deputy director of civil defense for Chautauqua County. Mr. Kozlowski was cited for contributing over and above the general call of duty to the betterment of the club and also contributing to the fine art of ham radio.