Thirty years ago — 1990
The high hopes held by organizers of the “Walk Around Cassadaga Lake” fund drive may have been exceeded. An estimated 400 people turned out to make the walk, including out-of-towners from as far away as Pittsburgh. Also participating were two young boys, Bobby, 12, and Alan, 2, the sons of Mr. and Mrs. George Wamsley of Cassadaga. Both children have cerebral palsy. Money from the event will go toward a new branch library building in Cassadaga.
Forty years ago — 1980
Rep. Stanley N. Lundine (D-Jamestown) was the keynote speaker during the May 24 formal dedication of the Historical Museum of Dunkirk. The 10 o’clock ceremony took place at the 513 Washington Ave. museum. In March 1976, Lundine became the first Democrat since the Civil War Reconstruction period of the 1870s to be sent to Congress by Southern Tier voters.
Fifty years ago — 1970
The honorary degree of doctor of pedagogy was recently conferred on Dr. Arthur L. Kaiser of Dunkirk by Medaille College during May commencement exercises.