People’s column

Officer assists with trapped fawn


Last Sunday night when I went to bed, I heard a loud cry in my back yard. I couldn’t see any animal because it was so dark. Then I heard the cry again. The animal did not cry again.

The animal did not cry again until the next morning at 6:10 a.m. I did not know who to call. I have an enclosed back patio and walked out to have my coffee when I saw a baby fawn stuck in my neighbor’s fence. The fawn was three-quarters of his little body in my yard and his two legs in the back were stuck.

I decided to call the Fredonia police. The officer at the desk said to me, “I will send an officer down right away.”

Officer Ben Kravitz came in the yard and gently removed the fawn. We watched him run away. Ben said to me, “I love animals and I am so glad I didn’t have to shoot him.”

We both hope he found his mom.

I just wanted to share this story with everyone. A very happy ending.

Chief Brad Meyers, you have a great, great officer. Thanks again, Ben – you are the best.



Block party effort is worthwhile


On behalf of the Dunkirk area pastors and churches, I want to thank you for your excellent promotion and coverage of our neighborhood block party on June 22.

The day was very successful, and we are following up with Wednesday evening games and activities for the children throughout the summer. We invite you to come any Wednesday evening to observe what we are doing together to help make our community a better place to live.

Again, thank you for helping make this event the success it was.



Dunkirk First United Methodist Church


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