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Thirty years ago — 1987 A portrait of Arthur R. Maytum by Fredonia State University College professor emeritus Dr. Lawrence Urbscheit was formally presented to the Maytum family by the Fredonia College Foundation. The portrait hangs in the administration building named for the former ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Demolition of the former Ludeman Building on Central Avenue, Silver Creek is continuing. Demolition is expected to by complete within three weeks. Construction of a new Rite Aid Pharmacy will begin on the site this summer. Rite Aid is currently operating a store in ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 An article about Fredonia’s Forest Hill Cemetery refers to the Koch Mausoleum which stands prominently in the northern part of the cemetery. It is owned by the Koch family of Bradford, Pa. The late Otto Koch owned the Kendall Oil Co. in Bradford. He supervised the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 In recognition of the Dunkirk High School basketball team’s undefeated league championship this year, Dunkirk Mayor Edwin Gregoreski presented members of the team with honorary plaques. Those receiving plaques included Todd Alessi, Tony Bertucci, Marcus Buchanan, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 The Rev. John Kilian, a Dunkirk native and a priest for 25 years, observed his silver jubilee on May 24 at St. Hedwig’s Church in Dunkirk. The son of Helen Kilian of Dunkirk and the late Casimer Kilian, he was ordained to the priesthood on March 17, 1962 by Bishop ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 The grand opening of the new Zayre’s store on Vineyard Drive in the town of Dunkirk was held recently. Ruthie A. McMullin of Lily Dale was the first customer and received the honor of cutting the ribbon. A number of town of Dunkirk, city of Dunkirk and Fredonia ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Carl Coon of Fredonia was honored at the Dunkirk Club’s “Member of the Year” party. Mr. Coon, an active member of the Dunkirk Club since 1968, was presented with an engraved pewter cup as a gift from the group. He had served as treasurer and chairman of the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 McCrory Stores has announced that the company plans to close the Jupiter Store, formerly S.S. Kresge’s, it owns on Central Avenue in Dunkirk. It will be phased out over the next several weeks and will be closed by the end of July. The Jupiter Store employs 12 ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Villenova Grange 604 recently dedicated its new building at Balcom Corners with Bert St. Morse of Cortland, New York State Grange Master and National Grange chaplain, presiding. Forty years ago — 1977 The state Division of Fish and Wildlife is planning to ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Student of the Week at Forestville Central School is Kristin Steinfeldt, daughter of Richard and Barbara Steinfeldt of Straight Road. A senior, Kristin has been a member of the concert band, marching band and all county band, and is the band treasurer. Vice president ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 The annual St. Hyacinth’s School sports awards banquet was held to honor the Sages basketball players and the Sagettes cheerleaders. The basketball team finished the season with a record of 8-2 and fared well in tournament play. The cheerleaders won third place at ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 A four-man, all-original progressive rock band formed by music students at Fredonia State University College won the Energizer Rock and Roll Challenge regional contest recently at Rutgers University. As a result, the band “Byzon Iz Pyzon” competed in the national ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Ten mid-size Japanese firms will be visiting the Dunkirk-Fredonia area next week. They are looking for investments, for sources of supply for various products and for possible sites for plants. The Sheridan industrial site owned by Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 The highest-ranking award for New York State Volunteer Firemen has been presented posthumously in honor Daniel VanVlack. At the annual Silver Creek Fire Department Banquet at the Jackson Street Firehouse, the Medallion of Valor was presented to Mrs. Anne VanVlack in ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 About 60 Marauder 3R Club members gathered to honor their mothers at the seventh annual “I Love Mother” banquet held at Shorewood Country Club with about 100 people attending. The club has 300 members in grades 9-12. Channel 7 personality Linda Pellegrino was the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Nearly 250 employees of Fredonia State University College honored J. Carter Rowland at a reception for his 15 years of administrative leadership as vice president for academic affairs. Dr. Rowland resigned from the post early this year and will begin a sabbatical ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 A banquet on May 31 in St. Anthony’s Church in Fredonia will honor Sister M. Nancy Zuchowski, CSSF, a Felician nun for 50 years. Planned by members of St. Anthony’s and St. Joseph’s parishes, the tribute has former Fredonia mayor Charles St. George as general ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Although many city of Dunkirk residents may not be aware of it, today marks the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the village of Dunkirk. It was May 15, 1837 and the area that had previously been known by such names as Chadwick’s Bay and — for a short time ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Nearly 750 students will receive bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the 129th commencement ceremony of Fredonia State University College on May 16 in Steele Hall. College President Donald A. MacPhee will confer degrees. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan will give the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 The Silver Creek Historical Society recently dedicated a bronze plaque on the Swift Mansion. The mansion, on the grounds of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church on Central Avenue in Silver Creek is used as a parish center. It is one of the village’s most stately and ...