Thirty years ago — 1990

In a worldwide search among New Zealand musicians, Grant Cooper of Fredonia was selected to conduct the closing ceremonies of the 14th Commonwealth Games that were held in Auckland, New Zealand, on Feb. 3. A New Zealand native, Mr. Cooper is professor of music at Fredonia State University where he teaches trumpet and is director of the Fredonia Chamber of Players.

Forty years ago — 1980

Properties nominated by the Dunkirk Landmark and Preservation Board as local landmarks are the Coburn Block, Rhodes House (Gardinier-Colletti Funeral Home), French House (Orcutt Funeral Home), Fullager-Abell House (429 Central), Dunkirk Club, Smith-Stapf House (4th & Dove), former School 5 (Cease Commissary warehouse), St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church and First United Presbyterian Church.

Fifty years ago — 1970

Quarterback Terry Bradshaw, the riflearmed “Blond Bomber” from Louisiana Tech, has been selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers as the No. 1 choice in pro football’s annual draft of college players. (He would become the first quarterback to win four Super Bowls and has been inducted into the Football Hall of Fame).