Twenty years ago — 1999

Marshall Hall Sr., owner of Marshall’s Famous Hot Dogs, told the Dunkirk Common Council he is interested in property in the area of Fillmore Drive and Main Street near the D & F Plaza for a restaurant. Mr. Hall is in negotiations with the firm that owns the property and he is also interested in purchasing a nearby city property. Mr. Hall also recently approached city officials regarding his interest in building a beach club in the Cedar Beach area.

Thirty years ago — 1989

The last graduating class at Cardinal Mindszenty High School is in town this weekend for their 10-year reunion. To show everyone that they are back, four students hung a sign on the building’s Central Avenue side this morning. The sign, which was painted with black paint onto a sheet reads: “CMHS Lives on 10 Years Later” and is signed with the names Mary, Beth, Kathy and Bejer. The school was closed in June of 1979, 29 years after it opened.

Forty years ago — 1979

The Dunkirk Landmark and Preservation Board voted 3-1 to designate the First Church of Christ Scientist as a local landmark. Voting in favor of the first attempt by the new board to designate a landmark were Nelson Palmer, a Dunkirk architect who is chairman of the board. Norman Boorady, who represents the business community and Councilman-at-Large William Schlichter. Voting against the move was Joseph Pokrzywka. The First Church of Christ Scientist, located at 531 Washington Ave., may be purchased by the city as a new historical center.