Twenty years ago - 1994
Marine Cpl. Jonathan Hart, son of John and Ruth Hart, 129 Frazier St., Dunkirk, recently received a letter of recognition. Hart was cited for superior performance of duty while assigned with Combat Service Support Group One, First Force Service Support Group, Twenty-nine Palms, Calif. He consistently performed his demanding duties in an exemplary and highly professional manner. He joined the Marine Corps in November 1990.
Thirty years ago - 1984
Thanks to the heroic efforts of 12-year-old David O'Rourke, a neighbor, the home of Robert and Mary Dunbar at 20 Taft Place, Dunkirk, was saved recently from extensive, if not total, fire damage. The fire occurred the evening of Aug. 2 while members of the Dunbar family were away from home. Young David was in his yard with a friend when he heard the smoke alarm, looked in the window and saw the fire. He entered the house through an unlocked door, found a shirt and beat out the fire. The fire was caused by two vigil lights that had burned so low they shattered the holders. It nearly destroyed a statue of the Infant of Prague that was a keepsake. David, a seventh-grader at Dunkirk Middle School, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel O'Rourke.
Forty years ago - 1974
The Dunkirk Common Council is attempting to resolve complaints from Canary Street residents concerning 24 lofts of racing pigeons, each of which contained about 50 pigeons.
Fifty years ago - 1964
Dunkirk Mayor Joseph J. Steger turned the first shovelful of dirt this morning at the M. Wile and Co. ground-breaking ceremonies.
A Your Host restaurant will be opening soon in the Dunkirk-Fredonia Plaza.