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Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999

The Sheridan Memorial VFW 6390 veterans memorial tank arrive July 2. Through two dedicated years and the tireless efforts from Chuck Smith and Ronald Winkler, the U.S. Army tank is now home at 2556 Main Road in the town of Sheridan. The disarmed 105-mm carrion was placed in the Memorial Park next to the clubhouse. A memorial plaque will display names of members and deceased members and families. The tank was transported from New York’s Fort Drum Army Base.

Thirty years ago — 1989

The new Hanover Town Hall is located on Hanover Street in Silver Creek. All of its facilities are accessible to the handicapped. The new one-story, prefabricated, metal frame building will replace a two-story building located at 239 Central Ave., Silver Creek. The Hanover Town Board has made preliminary plans to sell the former building following property appraisals.

Forty years ago — 1979

Anthony L. Castiglia, a Fredonia contractor, is planning to build indoor tennis and racquetball courts on a three-acre site on the west side of Main Street Extension at the east end of the Seel Acres housing development. The site, which borders Crooked Brook and is opposite a city-wide pumping facility on Main Street Extension, is owned by Helen A. Bartkowiak of 67 Leming St. The project, valued at $1.2 million, will need the approval of the Dunkirk Zoning Board.

Fifty years ago — 1969

A proposal set forth by Dunkirk Schools Supt. Robert L. Cooley, which would transfer sixth-grade classes from elementary schools 4 and 5 to the junior high school building during the school year 1969-1970, won the majority approval of the school board. The plan, put forth by the administration every year for the past three years, finally won approval by a 5-4 vote. The transfer will involve 117 pupils.

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