Thirty years ago — 1990

President George H.W. Bush has signed the formal commission for Michael S. Gelacak, a Dunkirk native, to serve as a commissioner on the United States Sentencing Commission. The full Senate had confirmed Mr. Gelacak’s nomination June 29. Commissioner Gelacak received his J.D. degree from the Syracuse University College of Law in 1968.

Forty years ago — 1980

The “Falcon Floozies” were on promenade for the first time at Point Gratiot, wearing shimmery satin and lace gowns fashionable in the 1800s. Members of the First Ward Falcon Club’s Centennial Belles Chapter include Janet Jagoda, Debbie Kokocinski, Kris Waite, Carol Gregoreski, Diane Kaszuba and Jane Ellman. The promenades will continue throughout the city of Dunkirk’s 100-year anniversary celebration.

Fifty years ago — 1970

The Chautauqua County Welfare Department has established an office in Dunkirk City Hall to begin receiving applications from low-income families under the Food Stamp program set up by the United States Department of Agriculture.


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