Thirty years ago — 1994

Karen Karsten of Silver Creek has been named the Young Careerist representing District VIII of Business and Professional Women (BPW). The competition was held at the Dock of the Bay Restaurant in Hamburg. An employee of the OBSERVER, Miss Karsten handles news from the Silver Creek Bureau. She will compete on the state BPW level at a convention on June 11 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany.

Forty years ago — 1984

New York is the only state that does not have photo drivers’ licenses now that Tennessee began its own system earlier this year. Gov. Mario Cuomo has made it clear he is displeased with repeated delays, saying he wants to begin issuing photo licenses July 1.

Fifty years ago — 1974

A total of 233 Dunkirk residents were approved for tax cuts under a tax relief program for senior citizens.


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