Twenty years ago – 1999
Democratic candidates in Dunkirk clearly defined the term “clean sweep” on Election Night, winning all 10 city races. Mayor Robert Kesicki received 75 percent of the vote in his bid for a second term, defeating Republican challenger Madylon Kubera, a former mayor, by a margin of 2,651 to 935. In the race for councilman-at-large, Democrat Shaun Heenan unseated Republican incumbent Norman Nalepa as he received 57 percent of the vote and won in all four wards. Mr. Heenan received 1,995 votes while Mr. Nalepa had 1,452 votes.
Thirty years ago — 1989
Mrs. Carol Boltz, recently retired after 23 years as organist for the Fredonia United Methodist Church, was honored at an appreciation dinner held in the church community room. Gifts to Mrs. Boltz included a video cassette recorder from the church, a necklace from the Chancel Choir and personal gifts. Mrs. Boltz played the inaugural recital on the 1971 dedication of the church’s Schlicker 3-manual mechanical-action instrument.
Forty years ago — 1979
Town of Hanover officials continue to be frustrated in the efforts to have two unused railroad overpasses in the town removed. The overpasses, located on Mixer Road in Forestville and on Dennison Road in rural Hanover, present a traffic and safety threat to the town’s residents, according to Harry Suski, superintendent of highways in Hanover. The Mixer Road overpass crosses a town road while the Dennison Road overpass crosses a county road.
Fifty years ago — 1969
Calendar Girl for the month of November is Penny Work, 16-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Work of Portland. A junior at Brocton Central School, she is currently in the top five percent of her class. Penny is a member of the National Honor Society and an active member of the Pep Club, Gym Club and the Majorettes. She served as vice president of her freshman class.