Twenty years ago — 1999

The Dunkirk Board of Education, by a 5-3 vote, elected Adelino Gonzalez Jr. to fill the top position. It will be his second term as board president. Mr. Gonzales defeated Roosevelt Haynes who served as president during the 1998-99 year. During the board’s organizational meeting on July 1, six votes were taken in an effort to elect a president, all ending in a 4-4 tie, with one member being absent.

Thirty years ago — 1989

David J. Goulding, a former Dunkirk resident, recently was awarded an “Emmy” by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in Washington, D.C. The award was given in the category of cinematography/videography documentaries. The winning documentary was a capsulization of black history in the United States entitled, “Running Out of Time.” Mr. Goulding also received the Edward R. Murrow Award. A 1978 Dunkirk High School graduate, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Goulding of Dunkirk.

Forty years ago — 1979

Dunkirk City Court Judge August Jankowski is leading an active life outside the courtroom. That might not sound so unusual, but as many know, the judge is blind. Playing golf is one of his favorite activities. He has been snow skiing even longer than he has been playing golf. Judge Jankowski has also water skied and ridden a tandem bicycle with his wife. He maintains several gardens around his home.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Dunkirk Mayor Joseph J. Steger recently signed several contracts for construction of the $1 million outfall sewer line, part of the first phase of the $10 million secondary sewage treatment plant which is to be built at Wright Park.