Retrospective

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Twenty years ago — 1997 With the prospect of retirement and the sale of his business looming, Larry Beaver reminisced about his time at Astro Lanes. Larry and his wife of 47 years, Sarah, purchased Red Dot Lanes from Richard Fote in June 1978. Prior to that, he had been in construction ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 A natural gas pipeline extending from western Canada to the East Coast of the United States could pass through Ripley. The project would be a major economic step forward for Ripley. The Millennium Pipeline planned by the Columbia Natural Gas Transmission Co. would be ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Members of the Dunkirk Common Council have indicated they will support a plan to restore the youth and recreation director position to the 1998 city budget. The position is one of six proposed for elimination by Mayor Margaret Wuerstle. During a recent workshop ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Walter Falvey of 20 First St. in Westfield, is the oldest surviving veteran in Chautauqua County and possibly in New York State. Born to David and Clara Lavinia Falvey on Nov. 24, 1893, Mr. Falvey will soon be 104 years old. He was among the first American troops ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The Cattaraugus County Legislature authorized a $5,000 marketing study for the vacant Nestle plant in South Dayton through a partnership among several entities. Vacant for about three years, the plant’s closure resulted in the loss of nearly 60 jobs and eliminated ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Crossroads Business Association is honoring two gentlemen this year: Hyman Zeplowitz of Dunkirk and Joseph J. Trusso of Fredonia. These men were chosen because of how they gave themselves to the community for more than 50 years in accordance with one of the most ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Brooks Memorial Hospital today announced it is launching a $1.8 million capital campaign to support a $6 million renovation and expansion project. A primary focus of this project is the reorganization and expansion of the hospital’s existing 3,000-square-foot ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Some Catholic clergy concede they eat steak and pot roast on Fridays these days, but many favor a return to meatless Fridays to improve penitence and unify America’s 61 million Roman Catholics. Roman Catholics used to be required to abstain from meat on Fridays, ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 A thoroughly revised and enlarged edition of Daniel D. Reiff’s book, “Architecture in Fredonia,” which was first published in 1972, will be issued next month by the Fredonia Preservation Society. The fully-illustrated study, which has been out of print for a ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 An idea whose time has come — a long overdue tribute to Americans who helped win World War II, a war that has been called the defining event of the 20th century. That is the proposed World War II Memorial, planned to be built on the Mall in Washington, D.C., where ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Elizabeth Strychalski, daughter of Drs. James and Irene Strychalski of Dunkirk, will be staying in Thailand until April 1998 as a Dunkirk Rotary Club exchange student. She noted that students in Thailand go to school from 8 to 4 and attend extra classes on weekends ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The Silver Creek Village Board authorized the purchase of the old Hanover Town Hall at 239 Central Ave. for $1 during the regular board meeting. The building was purchased to be used as a community center to house village departments and programs like the village ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 An attempt to thwart the tenure of Brocton Central High School principal EvaDawn Bashaw fell flat when Ms. Bashaw’s appointment received the board’s unanimous approval. Prior to the meeting, a number of people were seen carrying signs on the sidewalk across the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The town of Collins won’t have to change its name back from Van Pelt for at least another week. Buffalo Bills quarterback Alex Van Pelt will remain the starting quarterback after helping the team to a victory over the Miami Dolphins in an unspectacular performance ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The election results are in. In the county executive’s race, Pomfret Supervisor Mark Thomas, a Democrat, defeated two-time Republican incumbent Andrew Goodell 21,096 to 16,763. The race for mayor of the city of Dunkirk ended with newcomer Robert Kesicki, also a ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 A capacity crowd of more than 160 chamber members and guests attended the annual Fredonia Chamber of Commerce election and awards banquet held at the White Inn. At the banquet, the Spirit of Fredonia Award was presented by Mayor Frank Pagano to John “J.B.” Bell ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Acting Fredonia Mayor Susanne Marsh has issued a proclamation commending the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry Inc. for its invaluable service to the community. In her proclamation, Mrs. Marsh urged all citizens to support the CCRM’s 30th anniversary celebration. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Michael Sullivan of Fredonia was recently appointed to the College Council of Fredonia State University College by Gov. George Pataki. A lifelong Fredonia resident, Mr. Sullivan is an attorney who has maintained a full-time private practice since concluding eight years ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 This year, the First Congregational Church of Christ of Angola is celebrating 30 years together with the Rev. Raymond L. Morris Jr. as pastor of the church. A recent Sunday morning program was a homecoming service led by the Western Area UCC minister, the Rev. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 At its recent Charter Night celebrating 57 years of service to the community, the Dunkirk-Fredonia Lions Club honored two of its members. Peter Clark was named a Melvin Jones Fellow by Lions Club International Foundation in recognition of more than 22 years of ...