Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999

Former Dunkirk residents John and Darrell (Burgstrom) Parker currently are finding themselves in the unenviable position of displaced homeowners. Their Vermont home is now teetering over the edge of a cliff 160 feet above the Bruster River — after being wiped out by a rare landslide – and is waiting for the next landslide to push it over. Four landslides have occurred in the last three months. Prior to that, the Parkers had lived in the home for 15 years without any problems. Their home is considered a total loss and will either be burned by federal officials or destroyed naturally.

Thirty years ago — 1989

The new owner of Greater Buffalo Press said a decision will be made soon about whether his company will keep or sell GBP’s ink-making subsidiary, CPS Inc. James Sullivan of Sullivan Graphics said at least four parties are interested in purchasing CPS and that he would consider selling if the price was right. He said Sullivan Graphics has no desire to be in the ink business and is primarily concerned with having a reliable supply of inks for its large printing operations.

Forty years ago — 1979

Despite the energy crunch, a record crowd was on hand to view the parade of the 36th annual Chautauqua County Volunteer Firemen’s Gala Days in Stockton. More than 60 units took part in the spectacle attended by more than 5,000 persons. An estimated 70,000 persons attended the four-day event. Miss Julie Marie George of Ripley was crowned Miss Chautauqua County 1979.

Fifty years ago — 1969

The Dunkirk Women’s Bowling Association recently participated in the New York State tournament held in Nassau County, where the local ladies were made honorary citizens of the county for the outstanding competition they displayed. Twenty-two teams entered from Dunkirk. Sabrina Kozlowski is the current president of the DWBA.

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