Twenty years ago – 1999

After an outcry from parents and a 200-signature petition of protest, school officials have rescinded their new policy of not allowing parents to walk their children to their classrooms. As part of the agreement with school officials, parents have agreed to make an appointment to discuss any issues with their teachers, rather than doing so when they drop off their children in the morning. Both sides are satisfied with the outcome.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Student of the Week is Lisa Heichberger, a senior at Gowanda Central School. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Heichberger. Lisa enjoys singing in the Senior High Chorus and in her church choir. She also is on the yearbook staff and a member of the Thespian Troupe. After high school, she plans to continue her education with a major in pre-medicine.

Forty years ago – 1979

Dunkirk High School held its annual Homecoming activities recently with each class celebrating its own “Spirit Day.” At halftime of the Dunkirk-Salamanca football game, Anne Erick was announced as Homecoming Queen by DHS Principal John J. Mancuso. The junior class won both the Spirit Day and float competitions.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Miss Karen Pawlak, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Pawlak of Fredonia, walked off with the crown of Fredonia Junior Miss as well as trophies for poise and appearance (evening gown) and talent. The oldest of 13 children, Karen received a $500 scholarship. Miss Rebecca Smith, a 17-year-old Cardinal Mindszenty High School senior, was first runnerup.


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