Twenty years ago — 1999

For the second time in a month, voters in the Dunkirk City School District have rejected a proposed budget for the 1999-2000 year. A $26 million spending plan was defeated by a margin of 361-317, a very low vote for Dunkirk. In May, voters rejected a $26.3 million budget by a margin of 672 to 558. With the budget defeated for a second time, the district has no option other than to adopt a contingency spending plan.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Jennifer S. Pullano, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Frank Pullano of Fredonia, was recently awarded the doctor of osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. A Naval Scholar for three years, Dr. Pullano was also commissioned a full lieutenant in the U.S. Navy upon her graduation. She has accepted an internship at the Portsmouth, Va., Naval Hospital. Dr. Pullano, a Fredonia High graduate, earned a bachelor of science degree from Cornell University.

Forty years ago — 1979

For the 15th consecutive year, the Silver Creek Central School District and M&T Bank have co-sponsored the annual sports banquet for the athletes of Silver Creek Central School. The M&T Scholar/Athlete Trophy was presented to David R. Pratt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland Pratt of Saudi Arabia. The award is presented to the senior student with the highest rank in class who has earned varsity letters in three different sports, with two being earned as a senior.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Production at Roblin Steel Co. in Dunkirk is at its highest level thus far and is expected to continue its upward trend, according to plant representatives who attended a recent Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce meeting. Roblin Steel, which began operating locally in 1964, now employs upwards of 200 people at its Progress Park site.