Twenty years ago — 1999
The Dunkirk Common Council is looking to honor the Dunkirk 15-16 girls softball team for winning the state championship and support the team as it advances to the Eastern Regional in Orange, Conn. The council would like to see signs erected at various city entrances proclaiming the city of Dunkirk as the home of the state champions. The city is also looking to support the team financially as the players head for the regional.
Thirty years ago — 1989
Sports of all kinds, but especially baseball, have interested Dominic “Mickey” Corsaro all of his life. The Silver Creek native have devoted nearly 30 years to the local Little League program. He was selected as the 1989 Little League “Volunteer of the Year” — for both Silver Creek and the district. It’s quite an honor during Little League’s 50th anniversary year. This year, Mr. Corsaro is a coach for a team backed by Petri Baking Company.
Forty years ago — 1979
Dunkirk and Fredonia are continuing to clean up debris in the wake of a vicious thunderstorm the evening of Aug. 7 which knocked out power and telephone communications for 3,200 local homes. Wires and tree limbs downed by the storm caused an early morning garage blaze at the home of Theresa Schober, 625 Central Ave., Dunkirk. Dunkirk fireman Daniel Anson, 23, was electrocuted at 3:30 a.m. when he stepped on a downspout that was electrified with a downed 4,800 volt power line.
Fifty years ago — 1969
Mrs. Susan Storey of Fredonia was awarded first prize for oil paintings at the first annual Fredonia Farm Festival. There were 27 art exhibits shown at the festival at Barker Common. Mary Lou Malta took first place in the go-go contest held at the youth dance with more than 250 youths in attendance. Steve Thompson took first place for boys in the contest.