Highs and Lows: Some of the best, worst of the week

Here are some of the best — and worst — of the week:

BEST

FAMOUS GROUNDHOG — Will it be an early spring? If you ask our local groundhog Dunkirk Dave, the answer is yes! We want to give a special shout out to Bob Will, who has been behind Dunkirk Dave’s predictions for the past 50 years. Will helps rehabilitate animals, specifically groundhogs, if they are hurt and unable to make it in the wild.

DOG VISITS NURSING HOMES — Thomas Kuhs of Perrysburg and his dog Memphis are visiting area nursing homes. Memphis was specially trained in Olean and received its National Alliance of Service Dogs certification. They are open to visiting more nursing homes locally. For information call 353-3045. It’s a wonderful service they offer.

KNIGHTS CHEER TEAM — Good luck to the 2018 Silver Creek Black Knight Competition Cheer team. On Sunday they will be participating in the Section VI Championships. The team previously placed first in their coed division in the Wellsville Spirit Spectacular as well as Grand Champions for having the highest score out of 19 teams and all divisions combined. They also placed first at the Fredonia State Cheer and Dance competition. Good luck to all those involved.

SADNESS

BIGELOW PASSING — Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family of Dan Bigelow. The Pomfret Highway Superintendent died on Tuesday after recently having knee surgery. He was 46 years old and the father of one daughter, Sydney. Bigelow had been the highway superintendent for the last four years. He was also on the board of the Fredonia Little League and previously was a softball coach. A funeral service will take place this morning at 11 a.m. at the Riles & Woolley Funeral Home. The family requests donations be made to The Sydney Bigelow College Fund, c/o Evans Bank, 25 Main St., Forestville.

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