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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1991

Dunkirk native Norman Kubasik, who passed away Jan. 1, 1991, made some awesome accomplishments during his 48 years of life. The son of Jane Kubasik and sister of Patricia Sysol, both of Dunkirk, he was an internationally-known expert on immuno-chemistry and traveled widely as a consultant for diagnostic projects at universities and hospitals in Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Italy, the Soviet Union and Canada. At the time of his death, he was assistant professor of biochemistry at University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and professor of clinical services at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Forty years ago — 1981

On a recent Sunday morning, an OBSERVER reporter spotted not one but six deer strolling up Curtis Place in Fredonia. When last seen, they were heading on Lambert Avenue toward the entrance to Forest Hill Cemetery. Many robins have been seen in recent weeks which confirms the fact that some robins stay here all winter.

Fifty years ago — 1971

Dunkirk Elks Lodge 922 will observe the 65th anniversary of its founding with a buffet dinner-dance in the Central Avenue clubrooms.

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