Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago - 1993Despite a local healthy sales climate, a 30-year staple of the local business community will begin to close its doors in less than 90 days. The Sears Catalog Store, located at 35 Water St. in the village of Fredonia, found itself in the middle of a nationwide ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Dunkirk Cadette/Senior Troop 31, under the leadership of Mrs. Donna Brisky, recently toured Ellman's Garage in Dunkirk. The tour was led by Jim Ellman Jr. and his associate, Jim Davis Jr. The girls, who are currently working on their auto maintenance badge, learned about ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

Testimony from Dunkirk resident and St. Hyacinth Church parishioner Lillian Halasinski that she was cured of diabetic neuropathy through the divine intercession of a Polish nun who died in 1899 is being cited as the chief reason Pope John Paul II has decided to beatify the nun. That nun is ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Edward Gnadzinski, 80 Cleveland Ave., Fredonia, rolled the first 700 series of his four-year bowling career, a 236-266-277-779 on alleys 11 and 12 at Lucky Lanes. The score topped the previous house record of 777 set by Dale Kozlowski. Gnadzinski, who carries a 180 ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Residents of One Temple Square in Fredonia recently formed a Kazoo Band under the direction of Pauline Galofaro and since then they've entertained at various nursing and retirement homes. Their next appearance will be at St. Vincent's Home in Dunkirk.Thirty years ago - ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Construction on the new Cassadaga Branch Library building on Maple Avenue is progressing at a rapid pace which work moving ahead despite the winter weather. The library is expected to be finished by spring. The project's total cost will be $235,000. Money from various ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A "Do You Remember?" photo remembers when gas was cheap. A Dunkirk Kiwanis fundraiser took place in 1958 at the Atlantic gas station at West Fifth Street and Central Avenue in Dunkirk. Although gas was 28.9 cents a gallon, this project raised several hundred dollars. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Drake's Restaurant, located at 5361 Lake Shore Drive West in Dunkirk near Van Buren, recently reopened for business under new ownership. Paul and Brenda Hannold are offering home-cooked favorites at Drake's restored 1930's restaurant featuring breakfast and lunch every ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993As host community for a new medical waste community, the town of Sheridan received a check from Browning Ferris Industries (BFI) for $11,953.12. The check represents the host fee for the facility's first month of operations. The facility is the only large-scale commercial ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

Brocton's industrial district remains "in the black" following the sale of a building at 115 Central Ave. Once the home of dark delectable chocolate products, the former site of Nog Inc. is now the site of Cal Graphics Inc. As its name suggests, the plant prepares and distributes graphite - a ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Westfield native Brenda Curtis-Heiken was one of six announcers covering the 1993 Inaugural Parade on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C. These announcers were, for the first time, stationed in seven areas along the route on Pennsylvania Avenue. Mrs. Curtis-Heiken has worked in ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993There will not be many changes made with the acquisition of the Westfield Bells Supermarket by Scrivner Inc. of Oklahoma City, Okla. The store will now be called Market Basket. New product lines are already on the shelves. Bells customers who purchased the yellow label ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Student of the Week is Gary Krenzer, 17, a senior at Pine Valley Central School. The son of Robert and Patricia Krenzer of 393 Maple Ave., Cherry Creek, he is a skilled athlete on the varsity football, basketball and baseball teams. Gary has qualified for 1st Team ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Recent winners in Bradigan's Annual Deer Contest include Don Malkowski, winner of shotgun in "Largest Buck Shotgun" category; Dave Reynolds, winner of head mount in "Largest Buck Bow" category; Kevin Lynch, "Second Largest Buck Shotgun" category. Awards were presented by ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The late Joe Annarella was one of the most successful and best known coaches in Chautauqua County and that's why he was chosen as one of the four inductees for the Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame this year. Mr. Annarella coached six different sports with tremendous success ...

Think ‘outside box’ for Home

Editor, OBSERVER:According to the OBSERVER (Jan. 4), County Executive Greg Edwards reports an imbalance of $9,000 per day operational cost of the County Home, and this seems to translate into $45 per resident based on a total residence of about 200 in the facility. Is there an outside ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

Two WNY Merchant Marine veterans were recently honored for their efforts during the Murmansk Run in World War II, delivering supplies to the Russian Front. More than 40 years after the war, Gowanda resident Joseph DeCarlo and Richard Stefanik Sr. of Leon were among 200 members of the U.S ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The first arrests ever for crack cocaine in the Dunkirk community were made on Jan. 13 by the Dunkirk Police Department when a city woman and two male Bronx residents were charged with possession and sale of crack cocaine in Dunkirk. The arrest followed a three-month ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Chautauqua County Legislator Charles Porpiglia (D-Dunkirk) and county Democratic Committee Chairman Jack Dillenburg of Arkwright have received special invitations for the inauguration of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore in Washington this week. Porpiglia ...

Highway department improvements approved

GOWANDA - The highway department in the village of Gowanda will be seeing some improvements from resolutions passed at the village board meeting.The village board approved the purchase of a new skid steer which will be purchased for the price of $40,934. With the trade in of the old skid steer, ...