Thirty years ago – 1990
A building permit has been issued for the construction of a large group home on upper Park Avenue in Dunkirk. The home, which will house 12 mentally disabled geriatric adults, is being built by Southern Tier Environments for Living Inc. (STEL) of Helmuth, at a cost of $416,000. It will be built on a vacant lot located at 817 Park Ave.
Forty years ago – 1980
For the third time in four years, Earle H. Jenkins of One Temple Square in Fredonia will be pedaling his three-wheeled “adult tricycle” on a marathon trip to raise money for a good cause. The 75-year-old double amputee, who is also legally blind, previously rode 35 miles around Chautauqua Lake in 1976 and 1977. On June 18, he will ride his bike 35 miles to raise money for the Keys to the Kingdom Prayer Group in the Fredonia-Dunkirk area.
Fifty years ago — 1970
For the first time in two years, the American flag now flies high over the St. Joseph’s School on Bennett Road in Dunkirk. Many of the pupils of the school, under the direction of Harry Probst, worked for the past month in moving the location of the flagpole from the side of the building to the front.