Twenty years ago — 1999

Dunkirk Boilers is pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the Malcolm C. Reed Memorial Scholarship is Kipp Bailey Lanham, a 1999 graduate of Fredonia High School. Kipp will be attending Muhlenberg College this fall to pursue a double major in music and theater. He is the son of Paul and Martha Lanham of Fredonia. The Malcolm C. Reed Memorial Scholarship is a four-year scholarship awarded annually to a son of daughter of an employee of Dunkirk Boilers.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Pomfret Town Board members were presented with a petition this morning at their monthly meeting containing the signatures of 95 property owners in the Bear Lake area seeking the services of the Stockton Fire Department instead of the Fredonia Fire Department due to its proximity. The number of potential residences and cottages that could be included in a new fire district could be around 105.

Forty years ago — 1979

Brand Name Sales Inc., a Western New York based catalog showroom, announced that in early October it will open a new retail location at the D & F Plaza. The store, which will employ 25 people, will feature a 7,000 square foot attractively designed modern showroom. It will be managed by Thomas Kirkpatrick.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Dave Criscione, regarded by many as the finest professional baseball prospect to come out of this area, has taken the first step toward a pro career. He recently signed a contract to play in the Washington Senators organization, the team which drafted him early this summer. Dave is the second son of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Criscione, 626 Washington Ave., Dunkirk to sign a professional baseball contract. His older brother, Mike, signed for a bonus with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1965.