Retrospective

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Twenty years ago - 1993Various city of Dunkirk officials have been invited to attend a presentation by a California firm interested in converting Cedar Beach into a showcase for the sunken steam ship Atlantic. The steamer Atlantic sank in 1852 off Long Point with more than 250 people aboard. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Student of the Week is Jesse Loomis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Loomis of Westfield, and a senior at Westfield Academy and Central School. A member of the National Honor Society and captain of the High School Bowl team, Jesse also participates in band and the school's ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A state plan to build a $3 million day care center for mentally retarded adults on the campus of the Chautauqua County Home in the west town of Dunkirk wasn't exactly dead today, but it was definitely on life support. The prognosis for the project became doubtful after ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Midway Amusement Park in Maple Springs recently won a national award for coordinating and sponsoring a number of community service events. The "1992 Newsmaker Award" was presented to park owners Michael and Janis Walsh. The award was sponsored by Tourist Attractions ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

A gala event was recently held at The Bookmark, 3 Center St., Russo Bldg., Fredonia in conjunction with the store's 3rd anniversary. It featured Bulgarian-born Georgian Banov, world-renowned singer, musician and writer. Georgian escaped to the United States from Bulgaria in his pursuit of ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Dunkirk School 4 became "An Alice Jonus World" as students, faculty and invited guests gathered to pay tribute to Alice C. Jonus of Fredonia retiring Chapter I reading teacher. Associated with the Dunkirk Public School District for 32 years, Mrs. Jonus taught first grade ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Perry's Ice Cream Co. Inc. of Akron, NY named Nog Inc. of Dunkirk winner of the 1992 first annual "Vendor of the Year" award during a vendor appreciation dinner in Williamsville. A producer of ice cream condiments, Nog was one of 435 vendors from across New York and New ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A retirement party was held for Sgt. Richard J. Saletta of Silver Creek, who has retired after 20 years of service with the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Department. Sgt. Saletta now is a criminal justice instructor at the Vo-Tech Center in Ashville. In 1980, he was named ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The "Mr. and Mrs. Body Building championships were held in the Campus Center of Fredonia State University College this past week. The men's winner in the lightweight division was Jamie Lisson, a freshman. Coming in first in the women's division was Mary Jo Kozlowski of ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Raymer McQuiston, a former Fredonia resident and now an attorney with a Manhattan law firm, described to Lifestyles Editor Louise Ratkoski what it felt like to be in the firm's offices on the 52nd floor of the World Trade Center when a bomb rocked the building on Feb. 26. ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

Fredonia native Mary Ramsey of the musical duo "John and Mary" played the fiddle during a recent performance at the Fredonia State Campus Center. The duo is coming out with their second album, "Weedkiller's Daughter" this week. The other member of the group, John Lombardo, gained fame as a ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993David Goerlitz, the former "Winston man", has appeared at several locations in Chautauqua County this week with a strong anti-smoking message. His stops included the Campus Center at Fredonia State, Dunkirk High and Middle schools, Silver Creek and Cassadaga Valley high ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993St. Hyacinth's School recently held its annual teacher recognition dinner at the Quality Inn. Each teacher was presented with a corsage or boutonniere of red and white carnations and baby's breath in keeping with the school colors. Gifts of personalized framed poems and ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Alvin N. Kaymore, recently retired Dunkirk postmaster, was honored at a dinner at the Kosciuszko Club. A postal employee since 1948, he was named postmaster in March 1975. His retirement became effective Jan. 2 of this year. Postal clerk and dinner chairman Bohdan Panas ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Cliffstar of Dunkirk today announced an increased need for Niagara grapes and will encourage grape growers in the area to consider new plantings. Jim Gloss, director of fruit procurement and bulk juice sales, said, "Cliffstar will offer multi-year contracts to growers ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The New York Power Authority has approved an allocation of low-cost electricity for the new graphite processing plant in Brocton. Power Authority trustees, meeting in New York City, approved an allocation of up to 800 kilowatts for the graphite processing plant and ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A slide presentation, "Tour of Poland," will be given by Arthur Parks of Kenmore at the Dunkirk Historical Society meeting at the Kosciuszko Club. In July 1992, Mr. Parks joined 31 other participants from 10 states on a 21-day tour of Poland, sponsored by the Polish ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993In the Lifestyles section, an aged postcard, now the property of MacLeod Williams of Dunkirk, stirred recollections of the old Columbia Hotel in Fredonia - located where the Russo building stands today. Construction of the hotel was completed at a cost of $50,000 plus the ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Dunkirk Development Director Mark Geise points out that the college intern program is working out well. The program involves four interns from various departments at Fredonia State University College who have been assigned to the city for the entire semester. It's a ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Dunkirk native Dr. James Elias recently joined the Fredonia optometric practice of Dr. Steven Ihrig. A graduate of Dunkirk High School, Dr. Elias is the son of Patricia Elias of Dunkirk and the late Constantine "Gus" Elias. He received his doctor of optometry degree from ...