Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago - 1993Student of the Week is Emily West, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles West of King Road, Forestville. A senior at Forestville High School, she is an active member of the school band. Emily is also an athlete who has participated in varsity basketball, cross country and ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Pumpkins of all shapes and monstrous sizes are rolling onto Ray Waterman's farm today for the 11th annual World Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Collins, the goal of which is to produce vegetables that might feel at home in an H.G. Wells novel. The current record holder is an ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993On Oct. 1, David C. Mancuso took over as the new president of the Dunkirk-based Lake Shore Savings and Loan Association. He replaces Donald L. Lindquist, who is retiring after serving 17 1/2 years as the top executive officer at the county's only locally owned and managed ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Northern Chautauqua Chamber of Commerce has selected Nog Inc., President Bruce H. Ritenberg III as its 1993 Person of the Year. He will receive his award during the 12th annual chamber award. Mr. Ritenberg was the unanimous choice of the chamber's regional executive ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Plans were unveiled for a new high-tech recycling operation in the former Great Lakes Color Printing Co. complex in Dunkirk that is expected to result in more than 60 jobs during the first year of operation and more than 100 jobs by the third year. Called the Dunkirk ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

An OBSERVER photo captures a prize-winning catch. OBSERVER outdoor columnist Gene Pauszek holds his first-place 29-pound, 6-ounce king salmon caught recently during the ESLO Fall Derby on Lake Ontario. Pauszek became the first person to win the media division in the Fall ESLO and the Lake Erie ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Carmen Maria Nieves of King Street, Dunkirk was recently discharged from the U.S. Army at Fort Drum, N.Y., after completing four years with the military. A 1983 graduate of Dunkirk High School, Miss Nieves is attending Fredonia State University College, majoring in ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Albert Bulger, currently completing two decades of service to the town of Stockton as supervisor and councilman, was presented with a citizenship award. This honor was bestowed on him at the annual Stockton Old Fashioned Days celebration. Also honored was Stockton ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Silver Creek Optical Inc., at 41 West Main St., Silver Creek recently held a frame show along with a grand opening of their completely remodeled facilities. Over 600 frames in every style and price range were featured and a wine and cheese reception was held. Optician ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A contest to design a statue depicting President Abraham Lincoln's meeting with Grace Bedell, a Westfield resident, has been announced by the Lincoln-Bedell Statue Committee. The committee is asking all artists entering this contest to consider any poses or posturing that ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A new Bob Evans restaurant is now under construction at Route 60 and Vineyard Drive in the town of Dunkirk near the new Kmart store. The project is expected to take several months to complete. When finished, it will be the familiar red Bob Evans building and offer area ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

The Dunkirk Housing Authority has selected Judith Presutti as its new executive director to oversee the operation of its 236 units of public housing scattered around the city. A split vote of 4-3 was a result of support by some board members for a local candidate whose name was not released. A ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993In its fourth annual ranking of 989 leading colleges and universities, MONEY magazine has listed Fredonia State University College as one of the top 25 best buys in the northeastern United States. The listing appears in Money Guide, MONEY magazine's 1994 issue of "Best ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The congregation of Trinity Lutheran Church in Silver Creek hosted a farewell dinner for the Rev. David Batchelder and his family after the Sunday morning worship service. This was the pastor's first parish following his graduation from Concordia Theological Seminary. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Plans to locally manufacture a new type of high-commercial oven were unveiled at a press conference in Sheridan. Ty Cross of South Roberts Road said he and his partner, Terry Velenti of Tonawanda, have named their device the Cornerstone Rotary Oven and hope to start ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A wet towel hung over a lighted lamp is listed as the apparent cause of a recent house fire that forced 10 Fredonia State University College students out of the housing unit. Sixty firemen were called to the site of the blaze at 7 Central Ave., Fredonia. All the occupants ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A new Movie World, a larger version of the current Movie World, is under construction on Vineyard Drive in Dunkirk next to the former Ames building. It is expected to be completed some time in November. The new store, which will measure 7,040 square feet, will feature an ...

Twenty years ago — 1993

The Dunkirk Common Council has agreed to hold a public meeting to hear comments on whether the city needs a second taxi-cab service. Salvatore Colletti of Jamestown, the owner of Rainbow Cab. Co., which would operate from 10695 Bennett Road in the town of Dunkirk, told the council he feels a ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The first annual Brooks Hospital Charity Day proved to be a very successful event in helping the hospital better meet the health care needs of the northern Chautauqua County community. A total of $4,000 was raised to purchase much-needed equipment.Thirty years ago - ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The outcome of the second annual OBSERVER Roster Contest came down to the tiebreaker. From among more than 200 entries, Frank Benamati and Chet Ball, both of Fredonia, came closest to selecting the Bills' 45-game roster for their first game of the season against New ...