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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1989

U. S. Army Pfc. Gwendolyn Comer of Dunkirk won’t be able to make it home for the holidays but she’ll be able to say hello to her family and the rest of the country on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Comer, who is based in Korea, is part of the program’s feature to showcase members of the armed forces stationed around the world who are unable to spend the holidays with their families.

Forty years ago — 1979

Douglas Kreider of Honolulu, Hawaii, formerly of Fredonia sent his parents, John and Gay Kreider of Swan Street a “Dunkirk storm” clipping from the Honolulu Advertiser. The news article told of “an unrelenting storm whipping across the Great Lakes, snow squalls hammering the New York shores of Lake Erie and Dunkirk, NY under as much as three feet of snow.”

Fifty years ago — 1969

Workers at the Dunkirk Lingerie plant, who walked off their jobs Aug. 21, withdrew their picket lines today from the entrance of the plant on Wright Street Extension.

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