Twenty years ago — 1999

It took a lot of patience and loving care on the part of retired firefighter John Woloszyn but he finally got his Crepe Myrtle tree to bloom behind his house at 55 Ounce St., Dunkirk. Normally found only in the South (the Carolinas and farther south), Mr. Woloszyn has worked with his tree for years. After seeing part of it freeze off every winter, he moved it to a large basket and kept it in the garage last winter. The results prove it was worth the wait.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Dunkirk High School students will be met by a new principal when they begin school. Richard B. Peterson, currently serving as principal of the Middle School, will replace John J. Mancuso as high school principal. Thomas Boris, assistant principal at the high school, will become the new middle school principal. A search for a new assistant principal at the high school will begin today.

Forty years ago — 1979

Nancy Williams, daughter of Robert and Delphine Williams, has been chosen Calendar Girl for the month of September. A senior at Dunkirk High School, she served as class treasurer during her junior year. Nancy has been a cheerleader for three years and is currently the sports editor for the school newspaper. She is participating in the 3-1-3 program at Fredonia State.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Calendar Girl for the month of September is Jean Patz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Patz, 423 McKinley Ave., Dunkirk. The 17-year-old senior at Dunkirk High School is a member of the National Honor Society, Future Business Leaders of America, Student Council and Youth Council. She has been an office for several of the groups.