Thirty years ago — 1992
It will be a defensive Buffalo Bills team that heads to Minneapolis for its second straight Super Bowl appearance on Jan. 26 against Washington. The Bills’ defense outlasted Denver’s, 10-7, at Rich Stadium in a classic AFC Championship game played on bright, beautiful day before 80,272 Bills fanatics. There were just 49 no shows. “Our defense came up big in our own territory,” said Coach Marv Levy as he celebrated the victory with his players.
Forty years ago — 1982
Eastbound Amtrak train No. 48, carrying 11 cars, slammed into a car at the Middle Road crossing in Dunkirk. The car is owned by Joseph J. D’Angelo, 179 Portage St., Westfield, who escaped injury in the mishap. He was eastbound when his car slid off the east side of the road and became stuck. The car then was struck by the train, which was traveling 40 mph.
Fifty years ago — 1972
Richard L. Frey has been elected the new chairman of the Dunkirk Housing Authority.