Twenty years ago - 1994
A program in the Dunkirk Police Department has been cited by the state for being a valuable community asset worthy of state funding. The city of Dunkirk has been awarded a $10,000 allocation in matching state aid for its new juvenile officer program with the DPD. Dunkirk Mayor Margaret Wuerstle said the city, a few months ago, created a full-time position for juvenile officer, stressing the need was there for the officer to focus attention solely on children. The officer, Stephanie Stanton, directs her time and energy specifically to youth-related matters.
Thirty years ago - 1984
Three men from the Buffalo area camped out Monday night at the M&T Bank office in Dunkirk to make sure they are among the first to apply Wednesday for State of New York Mortgage Agency (SONYMA) applications. The state has made $179 million available in the current mortgage program across the state. The Dunkirk branch of M&T Bank will accept applications for about $300,000 available at the 312 Main St. location. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Forty years ago - 1974
The Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development is pressuring Dunkirk to do something about its low-income housing shortage. Failure to do so could jeopardize the city's urban renewal program.
Fifty years ago - 1964
The Rev. Chester C. Beebe, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Dunkirk, is much more than a clergyman. An avid sportsman, he's been a golfer for 30 years and has enjoyed bowling, softball, tennis and basketball. The Beebe home has a large collection of trophies collected by him, Mrs. Beebe (a top golfer) and their five sons.