Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1997 A delegation of government leaders from Poland has arrived in Fredonia as part of a two-week study tour of the United States. The 16-member group will be spending today at Fredonia State University College and will focus on regional governance issues. The theme for ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Adrienne M. Larimer, daughter of Alan and Sandra Larimer of Fredonia, has been selected as a Rotary International District 7090 exchange student. She will travel to Kimberley, South Africa this week to begin a one-year stay. She is the only exchange student that ...

Retrospective — July 22

Twenty years ago — 1997 An effort to introduce a residency requirement for Dunkirk city employees remains on hold following a recent common council meeting. A resolution sponsored by 1st Ward Councilman Chet Kozlowski would have required all “full-time, permanent, Civil Service protected ...

Retrospective — July 21

Twenty years ago — 1997 The renovation of the Graf Building in downtown Dunkirk should be under way by October. Plans to relocate several county offices to the building are progressing and the design process is almost complete. The final floor plan for the Health Department office is ...

DEBT: Hidden costs of big spending

Talk among the politicians in Washington often seems to focus on why the government needs to spend more. If the justification is not national security, it probably will be health care. There seems to be precious little thought given to a serious, growing threat to both our welfare and ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 This year the Gowanda area is fortunate to have two youngsters participating in the Western New York Children’s Touring Chorus. Dixie Forbes, daughter of Carl and Judith Forbes of Versailles and Meghan Hinkley, daughter of Kevin and Barbara Hinkley of Gowanda, have ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Nearly 400 students from 34 high schools all over New England and New York — including Dunkirk —stretched themselves beyond what they thought possible for eight days at Camp Freedom ‘97. Ten Junior ROTC cadets from Dunkirk spent more than a week at the Devens ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Pauline Newman of Dunkirk has been a teacher for the Dunkirk Public Schools for the past 28 years and was honored by being named in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 1996.” All of the 121,032 teachers honored were selected by former students who are listed ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Karen Ann O’Brocta, daughter of Mrs. Elaine O’Brocta of Dunkirk and the late James F. O’Brocta Sr., recently earned a master’s degree in deaf education from Canisius College in cooperation with St. Mary’s School for the Deaf in Buffalo. Miss O’Brocta ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 A front page photo shows Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas, who stopped his golf cart to sign autographs after a morning practice at training camp being held at Fredonia State University College. This year, there is a new offense in town for the Buffalo ...

Retrospective — July 15

Twenty years ago — 1997 Twenty-eight excited youngsters from Brooklyn, Queen and the Bronx arrived by bus in Westfield the evening of July 10. The children are participants in The Fresh Air Fund Friendly Town Program and they will spend between two and four weeks living with host families ...

Retrospective — July 14

Twenty years ago — 1997 The Collins Pumpkin Festival Committee has canceled the annual fall event, claiming that Gowanda’s Sesquicentennial is having an effect on the Collins festival. The committee stated that the 1998 Gowanda event is drawing off not only monetary resources, but also ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 David C. Mancuso, president and CEO of Lake Shore Savings, a Chautauqua County-based, locally owned and operated financial institution, has announced plans to open Lake Shore’s second Jamestown location to take place within the past year. The new branch site at 115 ...

Retrospective July 11

Twenty years ago — 1997 A local waterfront study involving the city of Dunkirk has attracted the interest of the state. Last week, the city took steps to accept a $35,000 grant from New York state to prepare a local waterfront revitalization plan. The grant will be used to cover the cost of ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The August R. Jankowski Memorial Building at Camp Gross in Cassadaga is finished and plans and programs are ready for the dedication ceremony on July 12. Thanks to the generosity of many friends at Camp Gross, the funding is close to the final goal and officials have ...

Retrospective — July 8

Twenty years ago — 1997 The most action that the old Geitner Theater on Park Place in Silver Creek has seen in years took place July 5 with the debut of “The Backline,” a 20-and-under rock/dance nightclub. Owners Matt and Karen Bogosian have worked daily for the past year to renovate ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Reopening School 6 on Benton Street will be considered by the Dunkirk Board of Education. The building closed in June after a 5-4 decision of the board in March. New board member Diana Gonzalez requested a resolution to reopen the school be included on the agenda for ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 An old-fashioned trolley which Fredonia plans to use to promote tourism in the area and shopping downtown should be on the road in about three weeks. The trolley has passed state inspection and is now approved for passengers. Exterior painting of the trolley will be ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Fredonians will welcome the Buffalo Bills to their training camp with a new event this year. Area residents and their guests are invited to attend a Buffalo Bills luncheon on Monday, July 14. The event is sponsored by the Fredonia Chamber of Commerce as a benefit to ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Boy Scout Troop 267, sponsored by Fredonia American Legion Post 59, recently recognized two Scouts who have earned Eagle Scout status. Nicholas J. Yerico, son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Eichmann and Jeffrey Bell, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bell, were presented with ...