Twenty years ago — 1999

The Resource Center is planning to purchase property on Water Street in Fredonia to build a community residence for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. TRC Executive Director Paull Cessna noted the Russell Joy property has been found suitable to house five individuals. The Community Residential Program provides housing, meals, companionship, social events, training in the activities of daily living and, if necessary, full-time supervision from professionally trained staff. The property will be tax-exempt.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Dunkirk Councilman-at-Large Greg Krauza announced that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for mayor in the November election. In doing so, he became the second Democrat to enter the race for the party’s nomination. Last month, building inspector George Corsoro announced he was running. Mr. Krauza, who is serving his first term as councilman-at-large, is a social studies teacher at the Dunkirk Middle School. He noted that Dunkirk must be led by someone who is innovative and prepared to try new ideas.

Forty years ago — 1979

Acting State Supreme Court Justice Lee Towne Adams has ruled against the operation of Cobb Ambulance Service at 15 Newton St., Dunkirk but at the same time offered a compromise suggestion which might keep the firm in business. While stating the ambulances could not be based at 15 Newton St., Judge Adams suggested to the Cobbs that they could alleviate all their problems by leaving the ambulance with the emergency medical technician drivers who are on call at anytime.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Jim Gibbons, who has been a successful football coach at both Dunkirk and Brocton high schools, will be the new football coach at Fredonia High School. His appointment as coach and physical education instructor culminated a search by the Fredonia School Board in which a number of candidates were screened and interviewed. Mr. Gibbons, who will also be swimming instructor and coach when the new Fredonia High School pool is constructed, succeeds Chuck Johnston as football coach.