Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1998 Seneca Nation of Indian leaders are seeking input from nation members on whether to pursue a gambling casino off tribal land. Enrolled members of the Seneca Nation, more than 6,000 people, were invited to cast ballots in a gambling referendum on the Allegany and ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The city of Dunkirk is considering applying for a state grant that would allow for the purchase of an $80,000 recycling truck. The grant would have the state matching city expenditures up to $150,000 for capital improvements for the recycling program between the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 A 14-year-old boy has been charged with opening fire at an eighth-grade graduation dance with the theme “I Had the Time of My Life.” A science teacher was killed and two pupils and a teacher were wounded. The shooting occurred at Parker Middle School in ...

Retrospective — April 29

Twenty years ago — 1998 The Lakeview Shock Incarceration Facility recently held its annual recognition dinner where Fredonia resident Sandra Hartley received the Volunteer of the Year Award. Mrs. Hartley invests nine hours a week at Lakeview as a literacy volunteer one day a week and ...

Retrospective — April 28

Twenty years ago — 1998 Everywoman Opportunity Center Inc. recently honored Irma Lopez with its Award of Excellence. As a founding member of Hispanics Organized for Progress in Education (HOPE), she has made a difference in the lives of Hispanic children — making sure that the schools ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Technology has been the theme at the Dunkirk Free Library during the celebration of National Library Week and its slogan, “Kids and Adults Connect to the Library.” The focus has been on one of the library’s newest offerings — internet and computer service for ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Sheridan Town Supervisor John Walker revealed during a board workshop session that he has received a letter from the city of Dunkirk asking for a contribution to keep the Wright Park pool open. He reported that the pool is a drain on the city’s resources and there ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 About 80 people attended the informational meeting presented by Tri-County Hospital at he Cattaraugus High School, seeking answers to the future of health care in the area. The Gowanda hospital has been holding community meetings to explain the serious financial ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The Westfield YWCA will hold a dedication ceremony for its new Youth Center on April 26 at the YWCA home on South Portage Street. The facility adds a workout room, a game/meeting room and a multi-purpose sports court. This is the first major addition to the YWCA ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Plans to bring a military ship to the Dunkirk Harbor are expected to be discussed with the Greater Dunkirk Area Harbor Commission today. In March, Harold “Dick” Lawson of the Dunkirk Historical Lighthouse and Veterans Museum presented details of the plan for the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The Business Club at Fredonia State University College has named Walter J. Gotowka of Fredonia as Business Person of the Year. Mr. Gotowka is sole owner and president of The Tradition Agency, an insurance company formed in 1992 by the merger of Heppell-Robinson Inc. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Brooks Memorial Hospital is celebrating its 100th year of providing health care and service to the residents of Northern Chautauqua County. In July of 1898, the hospital was incorporated and a board of directors adopted the first by-laws of the institution. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 What are soft, fit in the palm of your hand, cost under $10, and have revived small businesses all over the United State? What appeals to young and old, makes people stand in long lines and encourages even techno-phobics to surf the net? They’re Beanie Babies, the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 A special dedication took place during a recent Sunday morning worship service at the First United Presbyterian Church in Dunkirk. Two framed pictures were dedicated to the memory of Darryl H. Davis. The pictures were donated by the Christian Education Committee ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 Winners of the annual jelly bean guessing contest, sponsored by the Dunkirk Recreation Commission, were announced recently. Alyssa Hockenbury, a 6-year-old first grader from St. Hyacinth’s School, won the contest’s grand prize for the closest estimate of the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 At the 24th annual Religious Awards Ceremony of the Diocese of Buffalo Catholic Committee on Scouting held April 4 at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Buffalo, Eagle Scout Erik Kolodziej was presented with the Pope Pius XII Religious Emblem by the Most Rev. Henry J. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 The Western New York COPS (Concerns of Police Survivors) will be granted its charter May 8 at a dinner-dance in Hamburg. It is the first chapter in New York State and has as its president Suzi Smith, a Forestville resident. Ms. Smith has worked for the past 18 months ...

Retrospective — April 15

Twenty years ago — 1998 The Sheridan Town Board unanimously approved lending support to a possible visitors center off the Dunkirk-Fredonia exit of the New York State Thruway. The board had received a letter from David Bryant, a member of the Chadwick Bay Development Group, asking for the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 After capturing a number of state awards, the Chautauqua County American Legion Boy Scout program is in the national spotlight. Honored as the sponsor of one of the nation’s most outstanding scouting programs, the county Legion is the winner of the prestigious ...

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Twenty years ago — 1998 West Fourth Street residents Ed and Mary Beth Schober are asking the Dunkirk Common Council to look at the policy regarding the cutting of mature trees. The couple researched tree-cutting activities in the city and found 150 trees were scheduled to be cut down last ...