Thirty years ago – 1991

Tops Friendly Markets is observing a special celebration in honor of its 25 years of serving Dunkirk and Fredonia. The supermarket first opened is doors in Fredonia in 1966 at 258 East Main St. On June 4, 1982, plans were unveiled for a new $4 million supermarket on Vineyard Drive in the town of Dunkirk. One of the largest supermarkets in Western New York, it employs about 225 workers, according to store owner Jerry Trindel.

Forty years ago — 1981

The OBSERVER was presented with a certificate of appreciation for service from the American Red Cross. Fredonia State University College was recognized as the second highest contributor of blood with 583 pints. A total of 9,871 pints of blood was collected in the county for the year. Elizabeth Buderkin of Harrysbourg, Dunkirk was presented an award for 40 years of volunteer service.

Fifty years ago — 1971

Daniel A. Rusch Jr., vice president of Rusch’s Restaurant in Dunkirk, has been elected to the board of directors of the New York State Restaurant Association for a three-year term.


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