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Suhr’s wild trip from Chicago to London

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Jenn Suhr, a Fredonia native, is known to take the breath out of crowds with her record-breaking pole vaults at the biggest stages. On Tuesday, her valiant sidekick, her vaulting poles, were not in her grasp as the World Championships in London were nearing. They were lost in the shuffle on ...

13th Annual Walleye Derby to start Friday

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The Northern Chautauqua Conservation Club would like to welcome all the participants of the 13th Annual Walleye Derby. The Captain’s meeting took place at the Con Club Thursday evening, with 100 team captains and/or their representatives in attendance. Derby Chairman Zen Olow, who once again ...

For the Record — Aug. 4

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Adult golf Cassadaga Country Club Wednesday Ladies —(Aug. 2) Low scores: Michelle Helmer 39, Kay Pagano 44, Terry Blizzard 48, Judy Mowery 48, Janice Wintersteen 48 and Jodi Hoffman 49. Lori Cook and Pat Gens worked together like a well-oiled machine scoring a team net 26. Skins went to ...

For the Record

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Trap scores Ripley 324, Ellery 243 Top shooters for Ellery: Rob Graham 46, Ron Harmon 43, Rich Westfahl 37, Don Johnson 36, Lisa Boardman 21 and two blinds of 30. High Lady Boardman 21 and Sub Vet. Harmon 43. Top shooters for Ripley: Sid Meeder 47, Mark Henry 47, Dexter Gordon 47, Howard ...

Cowpokes set to close Gerry Rodeo in free show

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By PAUL COOLEY Special to the OBSERVER GERRY — A free kids’ rodeo at 4 p.m. will kick off the final day of action Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Gerry Fire Department’s 73rd annual PRCA rodeo as kids ages 3 through 8 can participate in rodeo related games in the arena supervised by pro ...

CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament ends with close win

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The 2nd Annual CHRIC Classic Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, July 29 at the Chautauqua Golf Club. It was a beautiful day with picture perfect weather at the Chautauqua Golf Club for the CHRIC Classic to take place. CHRIC would like to thank Troy Ross, Head Golf Professional and his team ...

Landing the big one a couple days too early

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The strong Northeast winds that blew in last Friday and Saturday morning, had a negative impact on what was shaping up to be a strong walleye bite. The wind died down late Saturday afternoon and anglers were out in abundance on Sunday with “blue bird” skies. The surface temperature was ...

Bulls, broncs, BBQ

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GERRY — The oldest consecutive rodeo east of the Mississippi River is back in town and bringing yet another year of action, amusement and famous barbecue. Just over 250 professional cowboys and cowgirls will be in Gerry to compete in the 73rd Annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association ...

The champ is here

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The champ is here! Elon DeJesus has returned to Dunkirk and has brought the 2017 Ringside World Championship belt back with him. “Soon as I was done, I didn’t get my phone until about 20 minutes later and my notifications were like over 100 on Facebook,” DeJesus said of the ...

Gerry Rodeo set to kick off at 8 p.m. tonight

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GERRY – Professional rodeo comes to the area for the 73rd consecutive year as more than 250 cowboys and cowgirls from 34 states begin the competition tonight at 8 p.m. and continue each night through Saturday for $45,000 in prize money in the Gerry Volunteer Fire Department’s arena six ...

For the Record — August 2

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Adult Golf Hillview Golf Course Monday Men’s League — Low scores: Jim Szalkowski 39, Jerry Reilly 40. Closest to the pin: No. 5 Jason Jagoda. A skins: Jim Korzenewski No. 1, Ron Kirkby No. 8. B skins. Mike Kurmis No. 2, Keith Medley No. 4, Zach Delbrowski No. 5, Lee Szalwoski No. 6, ...

The Rayzor’s edge

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A typical, mundane trip to Wal-Mart on a Monday morning was anything but yesterday, as Sabres legend Rob Ray made his annual visit to Frednia. Yesterday, the Fredonia Wal-Mart was visited by former Buffalo Sabres’ forward Ray in recognition for the hard work in raising nearly $28,000 for ...

For the Record

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Adult golf Vineyards Golf Course Wednesday Night League — Top Scores: A Flight - Bob Golubski 36. Scott Hazelton, Joe Kulig, Chuck Allessi 37. John Lakas, Mike Korzeniewski, John Chabuel 38. B Flight - Charles Reinhardt 39. Tony Antolini 40. Brian Manning, Terry Mahoney 42. Joe Pencek 45. ...

Gustafsons prepare for long days serving barbecue in Gerry

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GERRY — For most people summer means a time for rest and relaxation, but for Gerry residents Bruce and Paula Gustafson, part of their summer for the past 13 years is spent working 14-16 hours days preparing and serving the approximately 3,000 barbecue beef dinners that are part of the ...

Go big or go home

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GOWANDA – RJ Bastito is just a normal assistant coach under Gowanda football coach Sean Gabel. Despite being born with Down Syndrome, Bastito has been a coach’s right-hand man. The assistant coach’s role will change come Aug. 5 when Bastito will lead New York’s Big 30 team, which ...

Bright future for local golf

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OBSERVER Photo by Jared Hill Pictured above are local youths gathered for the 2017 OBSERVER Open. The tournament is held yearly at Shorewood Country Club and features youths from ages 5 to 18.

Cuomo announces free fishing days in NYS

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Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced new free fishing days and the 2017-18 hunting and trapping licenses will go on sale starting Aug. 1. Governor Cuomo announced that the new free fishing days will include the weekend preceding President’s Day, National Hunting Day and National Fishing ...

For the Record — July 30

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Announcements NCSA/Concord FC 2017 Fall Travel Soccer The Fall travel soccer season begins at the end of August and runs through October. Teams of 10-15 players each will be in the following levels: Third/fourth graders and fourth, fifth and sixth graders — both co-ed. Practices will be ...