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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 ...

Retrospective — July 1

Twenty years ago — 1997 Plans to build a Cracker Barrel Old Country Store on Vineyard Drive in the town of Dunkirk have been revived after being rejected by the company just over a year ago. In early 1996, Cracker Barrel spent an estimated $100,000 on site plan preparations for a proposed ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Dallas K. Beal, former president of Fredonia State University College, was honored by the State University of New York Board of Trustees with a resolution designating him as President Emeritus of Fredonia State. Dr. Beal was recognized for 27 and a half years of ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Nike Inc. will recall shoes carrying a logo that offended Muslims because it resembled the word “Allah” in the Arabic script, the shoemaker and an Islamic group said today. Under the written agreement between Nike and the Council on American-Islamic Relations, ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The Forestville Teachers Association recently held a celebration in honor of Tom Herring at the Fireside Manor Restaurant. Mr. Herring is retiring following 32 years of service to the school district. He taught physical education, health and driver’s education. Mr. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 For the first time, the Northern Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce will have a female executive vice president. Pamela S. Lydic of Fredonia has been unanimously approved by the Chamber Board of Directors after being recommended by a search committee (the chamber ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Twelve antique Winton vehicles have set off to New York from Cleveland to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Winton Motor Carriage Co. The Winton Centennial Tour stopped at Joyce Johnson car sales in Dunkirk and included an 1899 Winton Motor Carriage. ...

Retrospective — June 24

Twenty years ago — 1997 Gowanda is a unique community for many reasons, but the most striking difference is the village is located in not only two different towns — it is in two different counties. Village officials believe there is no other community with this distinct split personality ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Jennifer L. Foley, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. James P. Foley of Dunkirk, graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine with a doctor of dentistry degree. While at school, she was a member of the American Student Dental ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Donald M. Rebic, a Fredonia native who has made his mark on Broadway, recently returned to the local music scene to pursue a teaching career and pass his musical knowledge along to the next generation. After a career in New York City spanning 20 years, he is now ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Western New York native Timothy McVeigh, who was raised in Pendleton, has been condemned to death for the Oklahoma City bombing, accepting the ultimate punishment without so much as a blink. “It’s OK,” he mouthed to his parents. The same jury that convicted ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Sheridan Town Justice Paul D. Till has announced his candidacy for re-election as Sheridan town justice on Nov. 4. He has received the endorsement from both the Democratic Party and Conservative Party. In the three and a half years that Justice Till has been in ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 The annual spring banquet honoring Dunkirk teachers past and present was held recently at the Kosciuszko Club. More than 70 teachers met to pay tribute to Margaret Mahaney, the 1987 Colman Award winner, and two retirees, Janice M. Tramuta and Margaret G. Temple. Mrs. ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Former Dunkirk Mayor Gilbert Snyder was endorsed by the Dunkirk Republican City Committee for that party’s nomination in the November election. Mr. Snyder won the endorsement over Councilman-at-Large William Schlichter in a 23-5 city committee vote. Shortly after ...

Retrospective — June 17

Thirty years ago — 1987 It took hundreds of people and many hours of labor, but the Creative Playground in Silver Creek was completed on schedule. Located on the grounds at Silver Creek Elementary School on Bennett State Road, it is open to the public. An example of a well-organized ...

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James T. Hodgkinson wanted to know whether the members of Congress practicing baseball at a field in Alexandria, Va., were Republicans or Democrats, according to multiple media reports. Told they were GOP lawmakers, Hodgkinson walked back to his car. He retrieved a rifle and opened ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Among the many awards presented at the recent senior awards program at Dunkirk High School were those received by Pam Bain, Bob Roncska, Amy Callahan, Tim Bartkowski, Jennifer Tarnowski and John Uszacki. The senior class gift is a wooden swing for the courtyard. ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Former Fredonia resident Mark Merchant was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates as the second player overall nationwide in the amateur free agent baseball draft. Much of his early baseball training came from his father, Bob, who was a basketball official in Chautauqua ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Three and a half years ago, Ed Buchar of Grimsby, Ontario, Canada (near Niagara Falls) reluctantly agreed to join a friend in a “bike trip” around the world. Now nearly 37,000 miles later, he is on his way home. The bicyclist was in the Dunkirk-Fredonia area and ...

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Thirty years ago — 1987 Robert J. Dorman, a senior at Dunkirk High School, was the lead trumpet player recently for the 1987 All New York State Lions Club concert band. The son of Mr. and Mrs. George F. Dorman, 124 East Green St., Dunkirk, he is also the lead trumpet player for the Dunkirk ...