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Dunkirk woman named Administrator of the Year

Submitted Photo A testimonial dinner was held on Jan. 28 at the American Legion Post 62 in Dunkirk in honor of the American Legion Department of New York Commander John B. Sampson. Attending the dinner as a guest was Pat Mleczko, administrator at the Dunkirk VA Clinic. Recently, Mleczko was ...

Dunkirk School 5 January Students of the Month

Submitted Photo Dunkirk Elementary School recently honored its January Students of the Month at a morning assembly featuring the character trait of courage. Building Principal David Boyda presented certificates to the following students: Front row from left: Hannah Michalak, Hayden Cason, ...

Silver Creek Boy Scouts help Resource Center

Submitted Photo Boy Scout Troop 252 of Silver Creek recently completed an Eagle Scout project under the direction of Eagle Candidate Nick Coggins. The boys worked together to build 15 easels that will be donated to the Resource Center in Dunkirk and the Resource Center in Jamestown. This ...

Westfield Middle School names students of the month

WESTFIELD — On a monthly basis, Westfield Middle School honors one student at each grade level as the Student of the Month. Teachers and staff had the opportunity to nominate one student who they believed met the following criteria: 1. Follows Westfield’s Rules of Respect for staff and ...

A.J. Schmidt students team with Meals on Wheels

Submitted Photo ANGOLA — Kindergarten students at A.J. Schmidt Elementary wanted to spread some kindness in the community and decided to make Valentines placemats for Meals on Wheels. These placemats were then included in the Valentine’s Day meals they distribute throughout the area. ...

Chautauqua County Rural Ministry presents community service awards

Submitted Photo At its 49th annual meeting, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry presented community service awards to the above individuals, from left to right: Rob Crane and Todd Tysiac for their dedicated renovation work of the Friendly Kitchen, Dave Rowley for his outstanding work at ...

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School 7 Students of the Month for January

Submitted Photo Elementary Principal Michele Heenan awarded Student of the Month certificates to students who were chosen by their teachers. From left in first row: Jayden Morales, Jayden Fisher-Truax, Hope Casey, Cianni Rosas, Chelsea Wise, Jaylanie Rodriguez and Jaxson Cooper. Middle row: ...

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Silver Creek January Knights of the Month

Submitted Photo The Silver Creek Central School District is pleased to announce the January 2017 Knights of the Month for the high school. The students and faculty member lauded this month demonstrate the character trait of orderliness. The recipients were selected based on the following ...

BTA announces Students of the Month for February

Jordan Krystofiak was selected by the Brocton High School faculty and staff as Student of the Month for February 2017. Jordan is a sophomore at Brocton High School and resides in Brocton. Jordan is the son of Julie and Steve Krystofiak. Jordan is a dedicated and hardworking student. He is ...

The Resource Center awards its top honors to longtime employees

JAMESTOWN — Two longtime employees of The Resource Center have been honored with the agency’s most prestigious awards. Marcos Figueroa was named the Joseph Trusso Jr. Employee of the Year for 2016, while Alberta Monagle received the 2016 Norma J. Smith Award for excellence in providing ...

Ziegler, Thomas

Dunkirk native named president of Gateway Extrusions

UNION, MISSOURI — Gateway Extrusions has announced that Thomas Ziegler has been named the company’s new president. Ziegler has over 30 years of experience in the aluminum extrusion and fabrication industry and has been with Gateway Extrusions for 11 years. Coming on board in 2006, Ziegler ...

All-County Solo Festival performers

Submitted Photo ANGOLA — On Saturday, Jan. 7 and Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 students from the Lake Shore Middle 6th-8th Grade Orchestras performed at the Erie County Music Educators Association Solo Festivals held at Depew Middle/High School and Orchard Park High School. Each student prepared a ...

Fredonia student gets nomination to West Point

OBSERVER Staff Report A Fredonia student has been nominated to attend a U.S. Military Academy. U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has announced her nominations of candidates from Western New York to the nation’s leading service institutions, the ...

Dunkirk School 3 January Students of the Month

Submitted Photo The following Dunkirk School Three students have been selected by their teachers as January Students of the Month.  They showed hard work and dedication to learning this month. Pictured in the front row from left are: Genesis Oquendo Vazquez, Brayden Jaquith, Jenesis Ortiz, ...

Making their school and community a better place

Submitted Photo Several elementary students were presented with Citizenship awards during the Wednesday, Jan. 25 meeting of the Board of Education for the Silver Creek Central School District. The recognition is part of the district’s Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports ...

Forestville Elementary Students of the Month

Submitted Photo Forestville Elementary School has announced its Students of the Month for January. They were chosen because of their exemplary student/ role-model qualities: respect, friendship, hard work and citizenship. Pictured in back row from left are: Second grade, Ava Gruber; ...

Jamestown Community College history teacher receives fellowship

JAMESTOWN — Dennis Collins, adjunct professor of history at Jamestown Community College, has received a First Union Fellowship from the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jeffersonian Studies. The Robert H. Smith ICJS is a multidisciplinary research center that oversees the work of ...

Just between us

...The following students were named to the Niagara University academic dean’s list for the fall 2016 semester: Morgan Genovese, Dunkirk; Allan T. Smith, Dunkirk; Elizabeth Anne Gawronski, Fredonia; Maitland Elizabeth Langworthy, Fredonia; Kaitlin A. Wallace, Fredonia; Gillian R. Belcher, ...