Retrospective

Retrospective — Sept. 26

Twenty years ago — 1997 The developer of a proposed housing project in the 1st Ward will have to complete a full environmental impact statement after a decision of the Dunkirk Planning Board. By a 3-0 vote, the board ruled a project proposed by developer Fred Gregory could have a ...

Retrospective — Sept. 24

Twenty years ago — 1997 Dedicating Better Baked Foods’ new bakery facility and all of his accomplishments to Josephine and Henry Miller, his late mother and father, founder and chairman Robert S. Miller addressed about 200 company associates and invited guests at a ceremony held recently ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Two local women recently were chosen to be members of the 1997-’98 Buffalo Jills, the NFL professional cheerleading team for the Buffalo Bills. Katie O’Connell and Danelle Arnold, both of Westfield, auditioned for the professional cheerleading team in May. The ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The Pomfret Town Board honored a former town official and a recent retiree during its regular monthly meeting. Pomfret Councilwoman Patricia Christina presented a color portrait for former Supervisor Larry McQuiggan in recognition of his 16 1/2 years of service to ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 A front page AP photo shows the cremated remains of Eliot Ness, his wife Elisabeth and their adopted son Robert being dispersed by two Cleveland police officers into Wade Lake, a lagoon at Lake View Cemetery in Cleveland. Ness, who died broke of a heart attack in ...

Retrospective — Sept. 20

Twenty years ago — 1997 The Dunkirk School Board will study the possibility of reconfiguring its elementary schools following a board of education meeting. By a 5-4 margin, the board authorized a six-month study on the feasibility of grouping all fourth- and fifth-grade students together in ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Chautauqua County legislators are calling for the state to get their prisoners out of the county jail — and make room for higher paying tenants: federal prisoners. Every day, the county makes a $35 profit on each federal prisoner and loses $11 for each state ...

Retrospective — Sept. 18

Twenty years ago — 1997 Retired Stockton Postmaster Bessie Kelley spent 26 years in the community’s U.S. Postal Service facility located in a block of buildings near the hamlet’s four corners. She was among the estimated 125 people taking part in the grand opening of the new post office ...

Retrospective — Sept. 17

Twenty years ago — 1997 Lori Mrowka, a 1994 graduate of Dunkirk High School, spent this summer on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., working as an intern at the White House’s Schedule and Advance Office. The internship was granted through the Hesburgh Public Service Program at Notre Dame ...

Sept. 16

Twenty years ago — 1997 The product is still cold, but sales have been red hot. Since Dunkirk Ice Cream became Fieldbrook Farms 14 months ago, sales have skyrocketed for the largest ice cream provider east of the Mississippi. Product sales for 1997 are up 30 percent from last year. Chief ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Drivers who kill cats and fail to make a reasonable effort to find the animal’s owner or notify a police officer of the accident will face a fine of at least $100 under a new law. Gov. George Pataki has signed into law a bill that adds cats to the current list of ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The Fredonia State College Faculty Student Association purchased the Daniel Putnam house for $195,000, according to records in the Chautauqua County clerk’s office. The Central Avenue house is next to the main entrance of the college (north side) and will be ...

Retrospective — Sept. 13

Twenty years ago — 1997 Citing its importance to industrial, commercial, educational and tourism traffic, the City of Dunkirk has endorsed a plan to designate Central Avenue as a county highway. There would be several advantages for the city. While city crews would continue to plow the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 More than 50 years ago, Herman A. Jakubiec, known to many as Sam Jackson, was fighting his way across Europe during World War II. Last month, the Dunkirk resident received a medal honoring some of his efforts. It was for his service liberating France during the ...

Retrospective — Sept. 11

Twenty years ago — 1997 A feature story by Pat Holcombe recalls Dunkirk’s golden age of boxing. In an age before everyone had a television set, between the Great Depression and World War II, Dunkirk was the leading amateur fight town in the east. The matches took place in the boxing ring ...

Retrospective — Sept. 10

Twenty years ago — 1997 Eleven teachers and teacher aides in the Bridges for Education English Language Camp in Tuchola, Poland, gathered at the home of Jan Bell in Fredonia for a reunion and picture exchange. Jan Bell and Kathy Damiano, also of Fredonia, took part in the volunteer teaching ...

Retrospective — Sept. 9

Twenty years ago — 1997 Two former high school exchange students recently returned to the area for a visit accompanied by their families. Elisabeth Dahl of Sweden spent a year at Dunkirk High School in 1966-67. Ms. Dahl is a teacher in Sweden for grades seven through nine. Martina Kast, a ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Mother Teresa, the Roman Catholic nun revered for her tireless dedication to the world’s most wretched, died Sept. 5 surrounded by grieving sisters of her order. She was 87. Pope John Paul II, President Clinton and other world leaders praised Mother Teresa and her ...

Retrospective — Sept. 7

Twenty years ago — 1997 Speaking from a heart whose warmth had been questioned, Queen Elizabeth II broke the royal reticence over Princess Diana’s death in an Aug. 31 automobile accident, calling her “a remarkable person” whose memory must be cherished. Since the tragedy, the royal ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The Southwestern Association of Volunteer Firemen recently held its annual convention in Falconer. The four counties of the association — Erie, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus and Allegany – also hold an annual Fire Prevention Brochure Contest. The Fire Prevention ...