Twenty years ago - 1994
Dunkirk Mayor Margaret Wuerstle announced that for the first time, officials of Amtrak have said they would consider Dunkirk for a stop on its rail line. The city has been involved since 1990 with getting Amtrak to stop in Dunkirk, while others have been putting up a long fight to make a stopover in the local area at the old Main Street depot.
Thirty years ago - 1984
Local ice skating used to be an outdoor sport which depended on the cooperation of the weather. Now, thanks to the Fredonia State field house, it has become an indoor sport with many local participants. Joining the locals on the ice recently were two Buffalo Jills cheerleaders - Shannon Nagurney skated with Jeff Pagano while Fran Casale and Andy Reed made a second attractive pair.
Forty years ago - 1974
Members of the Lake Shore Road Runners Motorcycle Club will have a couples bowling party at Lucky Lanes. The match will be followed by a trophy party at the Dunkirk home of Richard F. Butler, club president.
Fifty years ago - 1964
Army First Lt. Louis N. Barresi, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas C. Barresi, 34 Eagle St., Fredonia has been assigned to the 73rd Artillery in Germany. Last stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., Lt. Barresi is now executive officer of Battery B. He is a 1957 graduate of Fredonia High School.