Twenty years ago — 1999

Domestic stainless steel producers, including AL Tech Specialty Steel Corp. of Dunkirk, will consider appealing federal agency’s decision rejecting punitive tariffs on some stainless steel imports. The industry had sought tariffs to curb imports of stainless round wire from Japan and five other countries. But the U.S. International Trade Commission rejected tariffs, ruling 6-0 that foreign pricing practices do not hurt American producers. A commission finding of threat or actual injury was the last step needed before the Commerce Department could impose tariffs of up to 36 percent.

Thirty years ago — 1989

The Westfield High School Bowl Team recently captured the Chautauqua County Championship by defeating Maple Grove High School. In addition to capturing the championship, the Westfield team remained undefeated throughout the year-long competition at Jamestown Community College. One of the oldest programs of its kind in the country, the Chautauqua County High School Bowl has been in operation for 28 years.

Forty years ago — 1979

The Dunkirk landfill may be officially closed in the foreseeable future after all. County Legislator Dr. John Glenzer (R-Fredonia) recently told town of Dunkirk board members that he had personally toured the Roberts Road dumping site and without a doubt, people can’t live like that. He noted that, “The landfill, closed to public use a year ago, has since stood dormant and without the state-mandated closing procedures. This would include an earth covering over the entire surface and planting of a vegetative crop.”

Fifty years ago — 1969

James Pawlak, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Pawlak, 48 North Jerboa St., Dunkirk and a junior at the State University of Buffalo, was recently elected to the Gamma of New York Chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma. This scholarship honor organization in the field of commerce and management usually restricts membership to graduates in the upper four percent of the graduating class. However, juniors of especially high scholastic standing, may be selected in the second semester of their junior year. The organization is equivalent to that of Phi Beta Kappa.