Twenty years ago – 1999

Superintendent Terry L. Wolfenden’s tenure with the Dunkirk City Schools will come to a conclusion at the end of December with her retirement. She has served as superintendent for 14 years and been with the Dunkirk City Schools for 31 years. In 1968, she joined the faculty at Dunkirk High School as a history teacher. Her administrative career began in 1979 when she was appointed middle school principal.

Thirty years ago — 1989

The Dunkirk Housing Authority has learned that it could cost upward of $100,000 to renovate the control systems on the two elevators that serve its Steger High Rise Apartment building. Problems were encountered with the smaller of the two elevators in the Steger building earlier this week. In one instance, a tenant was stuck inside the elevator for an hour as the result of a bad coil. Both elevators are more than 20 years old.

Forty years ago – 1979

Charles Acker of ACK Honda Sales in Dunkirk has been honored for his contributions to the motorcycle safety program by providing motorcycles for the program conducted by the Chautauqua County Traffic Safety Board. During the months of June, July and August, 70 new motorcycle riders were trained. Courses were conducted in the care and proper operation of motorcycles to novice riders.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Miss New York State, Miss Linda Marie Trybus, New York State’s representative to the Miss America Pageant, will be at the official opening of the Festival of Grapes Sept. 26. The 20-year-old was one of the top 10 finalists in Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic City. She is student at the State University of New York at Buffalo.


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