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Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1999

Having completed three-quarters of the 1999 year, the Dunkirk City Police Department estimates it is on pace to match drug case and arrest totals from the previous two years. Through Sept. 15, city police had initiated 203 narcotics case investigations in 1999 and had made 147 total drug arrests. From 1997 to Sept. 15 of this year, police have initiated 830 narcotics cases that have resulted in 718 arrests.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Lake Erie is being invaded by a tiny animal some experts fear will cause some big problems. The zebra mussel, a small clam-like fresh water animal native to Europe and the eastern Soviet Union, is threatening water intake systems along Lake Erie by clogging pipes consuming huge amounts of microscopic marine life and littering beaches with its razor-sharp shell. Less than two years ago, it was virtually non-existent in the Great Lakes.

Forty years ago – 1979

Kimberly Morrison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Morrison of Harmon Hill Road, Fredonia is the Calendar Girl for the month of October. A senior at Brocton Central School, Kimberly serves as student council president, class secretary and is a member of the school’s band and choir. She is also involved in athletics. Kimberly plans to attend Keuka College with a major in special education.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Because the membership of the Friendship Baptist Church has outgrown its present church building on East Second Street, Dunkirk, a drive has started to raise funds for the acquisition of a larger place of worship, it was announced today by the pastor, the Rev. E.B. Barnes of Erie. The goal of the fund campaign is $17,000. The Dunkirk church was organized in 1960 with a membership of 16 persons. To date, Friendship Baptist Church has grown to a membership of some 315 persons.

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