Thirty years ago — 1990
After more than 50 years of being a doctor (and one who still made house calls!), Dr. Alfred Heinemann officially retired from his practice on Dec. 31. The Germanborn doctor had been practicing medicine in the Chautauqua County area since 1939, having left Germany in 1938 after Adolph Hitler started his rise to power. Dr. Heinemann has become an institution in the area, having worked out of the same home at 28 East Fourth St., Dunkirk every year except for a three-year stint in the service.
Forty years ago — 1980
Leo “Shovels” Olszowa of 145 Margay St., Dunkirk has been elected to his 26th term as president of the Northern Chautauqua County Club Associates. The organization represents 13 clubs in the northern end of the county. The club’s annual banquet will take place in February at the Dunkirk Moose Lodge on Lake Shore Drive East which is currently undergoing renovations.
Fifty years ago — 1970
William Michael Lederer, son of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Lederer, 512 Dove St., Dunkirk has graduated from the University of Florida College of Law at Gainesville.