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Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1999

About two years after a decision to halt funding for the JFK Pool at Wright Park, the Dunkirk Common Council has decided to revisit the issue. It was noted the city does not have the money to pay for repairs at the facility which is more than 30 years old. However, that does not mean it is not possible to reopen the pool. The Citizens Advisory Committee has been assigned the duty of reviewing the issues related to the operation of the pool.

Thirty years ago — 1989

On today’s front page is an architect’s rendering by Trautman Associates of Buffalo showing what the North County Office Buildig in Dunkirk will look like. The building are Lake Shore Drive East and Main Street is to house most Chautauqua County government operations in the north region. The view on the page shows how the building will appear from Lake Shore Drive East looking toward Lake Erie. Bids for the $4.5 million structure are expected to be sought before the end of the year.

Forty years ago – 1979

Developer Henry Sysol has recommended getting together with the Silver Creek Village Board and the Silver Creek Central School Board to see if there is a way the three can join hands and eventually wind up with senior citizen housing in the village at one or both of the school district’s vacated school buildings — the Main Street and Babcock schools. Silver Creek Mayor Theodore Welch was apprehensive about letting the Babcock school get away from the village as there is only one mortgage payment left to be paid on the school.

Fifty years ago — 1969

The sculpture and musical instruments of Dennis Dorogi of Brocton are on their way to Washington, D.C., where they are part of the third annual Cooperative Crafts Exhibit. Craftsmen from more than 30 states have had work selected for the exhibit, expected to attract 65,000 visitors. Mr. Dorogi will demonstrate the techniques used in constructing musical instruments as well as his sculpture. He will have on display about a half-dozen forms of the dulcimer, an American folk instrument.

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