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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1991

A proposal to build 26 moderately-priced townhouses on the site of the Pangolin Street baseball and softball complex was presented to the Dunkirk Common Council. The proposal was met with little enthusiasm by about 10 residents who live across the street from the site. Council members pointed out that no final decisions had been made and the plan was in the conceptual stage. The homes would sell for about $60,000.

Forty years ago — 1981

Buffalo Bills linebacker Shane Nelson’s recent visit to Dunkirk took on added meaning when he and the Rev. Richard Amico visited John Gullo, a muscular dystrophy patient at Brooks Hospital. The athlete not only encouraged the patient through conversation and prayer, but promised him a football signed by the Bills team when they arrive for training camp at SUNY Fredonia.

Fifty years ago — 1971

Organized 20 years ago, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Grandmothers Club celebrated its anniversary at special dinner party at the Dunkirk Club. Four charter members attended as special guests: Irene Cheatle, Marie Harrington, Dorothy Draves and Lillian Sahle.

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