Retrospective

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Twenty years ago — 1997 A recent announcement by the Diocese of Buffalo regarding the possible sale of the former Cardinal Mindszenty building in Dunkirk has upset a local group working to bring a Catholic high school back to the area. The Cardinal Mindszenty Association issued this ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Over the past few weeks, King Machine Co. of Sheridan has acquired assets of both the former A.J. Wahl Co. of Brocton and L.G. Hall Co. of Dunkirk. A.J. Wahl was a pioneering manufacturer of machinery for the ceramic china and insulator industries for more than 50 ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy has accepted an invitation from Fredonia State University College officials to serve as the commencement speaker at a campus ceremony on May 17. The invitation was extended last fall by acting college president Dr. Dallas Beal. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Winners have been announced in a window painting contest held at Dutch Bertges Chevrolet Inc. in Dunkirk last month during the dealership’s Community Christmas/Sharing with Children Campaign. St. Hyacinth Parochial School in Dunkirk won the contest. Close behind ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 An organizational meeting was held recently at the Brocton Central School to form a revitalization committee for the downtown areas of Brocton. Mayor Harry Waters chaired the meeting and introduced topics of discussion and points of view from area residents. Al ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 A Dunkirk attorney and lifelong resident of the city experienced in both the public and private sectors was tapped by the city Democratic committee to replace Charles Porpiglia on the Chautauqua County Legislature. Ronald Szot will be recommended to the full ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 A reception was held at the Kosciuszko Club in Dunkirk in honor of Janet Guenther who recently retired following 27 years of service with the Faculty Student Association at Fredonia State University College. Mrs. Guenther was the manager of the Erie Dining Hall and ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 No consolidation, no new construction and a relocation from its Lucas Avenue facility is the general sentiment being relayed by members of the Chautauqua County Legislature on the issue of the north county office complex, according to Director of Central Services ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Cliffstar Corp., the nation’s leading private label juice manufacturer, has appointed James S. Koch as its chief executive officer and chairman of the board. He replaces Stanley A. Star, who remains as director. Mr. Koch joined Cliffstar in 1986 as director of ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Chautauqua County Democrats tonight will celebrate President Bill Clinton’s inauguration with a party at Finnegan’s Restaurant, 41 West Main St., Fredonia. The 1996 election was just the fourth time in history that Chautauqua County voters chose a Democratic ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The former Cardinal Mindszenty High School building in Dunkirk has a prospective buyer. Bella Vista Group Inc. has entered into a three-month option with the Diocese of Buffalo to purchase the former school building at 715 Central Ave. and the nearby faculty house. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 The old stone house that sits beside Mill Creek on Sinclair Drive in Sinclairville is included in a book entitled “Nineteenth Century Houses in Western New York,” written by Helen Jewel Conover, assistant professor of art at Fredonia State University College. Ms. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Representing the Northern Chautauqua County Boxing Club, 11-year-old Jason Quinones is headed for the National Silver Gloves Championship next month in Kansas City. He became the Region 1 60-pound open division junior champ last week in Saratoga Springs with a 3-2 ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Fredonia students from grades four through eight recently participated in the annual Geography Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society and the Middle School Social Studies Department. Seventeen students took part in the final competition. The winner was ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Jeffrey Vogt of Dunkirk was recently accepted into the Formation Program for the Permanent Diaconate of the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. The program involves academic, spiritual and field-service components leading to ministry as an ordained Deacon in the Catholic ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Christine Odrobina of Forestville High School has been named Student of the Month for January 1997 by the Silver Creek Kiwanis Club. Christine has the distinction of being the first Forestville student to be selected for this honor. The Kiwanis Student of the Month ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 According to an Associated Press story, a Newark, N.J., pilot’s former wife baked rye bread for him using her own recipe for revenge. She allegedly added marijuana to the mix in hopes of getting him in trouble. Continental Airlines charged in a lawsuit that Deborah ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 “Keeping Chautauqua County’s competitive edge” will be the theme for the county legislature in 1997, according to re-elected Legislative Chairman Richard E. Davies (R-Westfield). Davies said, “We’re fighting for Chautauqua County as a community, including ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties will join most of the rest of the state in offering an exemption of sales tax on certain clothing items for one-week beginning Jan. 18. The tax exemption, running through Jan. 24, is designed to provide residents the opportunity to ...

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Twenty years ago — 1997 Brent Wolford, biology and anatomy teacher at Dunkirk, was recently selected to appear in Who’s Who Among Teachers of America. The award is selected through the nomination of a teacher by a student or students on the Dean’s List at their college who want to ...