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Thirty years ago — 1990 A committee of seven Town of Cheektowaga residents that installed a veterans monument in the town park are having to defend themselves to other veterans who are angry that the only names on the monument are those of the seven committee members. The seven residents ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Student of the Week is Becky Strzempka, a senior at Silver Creek Central School. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Strzempka of Silver Creek, she has been actively involved with Silver Creek’s Impact Team and was one of the first students to attend Impact training ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 More than 100 familiar Forestville names are featured in a recently published book. the late Ernest Donahue of Hanford Bay, Silver Creek, completed the final pages of “Forestville Horse and Buggy Days,” just days before he died. The book provides a “thumbnail ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 A $40 million natural gas-fired electric steam co-generation plant to serve at least two industries in the Dunkirk area could be in operation by early 1992. The Dunkirk Co- Generation Co. is owned by Consolidated Power Co. of Norwalk, Conn. The plant, to be located ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Seventh-grade students in the Home and Career Skills classes at Fredonia Middle School recently heard Susan Makai, Channel 29 television personality, speak on “Self-Improvement and Self-Esteem.” Ms. Makai, a Fredonia State University alumna and a former Miss ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Student of the Week is Tom Fleissner, son of Paul and Sue Fleissner of Silver Creek. A senior at Silver Creek High School, he is enrolled in the auto mechanics program at BOCES. Tom currently works part-time for Hank Bokman Chevrolet. Following graduation, he plans ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Art works by two Fredonia students, Keely Williams, a first-grade pupil at Wheelock School and Sara Eppolito, an eighth grader at the Middle School, have been selected for inclusion in a statewide juried art exhibition. Keely’s “Piano Collage” and Sarah’s ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Miss Malinda Marie Gabel, daughter of William G. Gabel and Debra A. Gabel of South Dayton, has been selected as a finalist for New York’s 10th annual Homecoming Queen selection to be held June 9 and 10 in Albany. She is the Pine Valley homecoming queen. Forty ...

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Twenty years ago — 1990 Facial Expressions, 21 Water St., Fredonia recently held its grand opening. The firm offers complete facial care and maintenance for men and women. Owner Peggy Kleparek offers 20 years experience in the field of cosmetology, graduating from the Harper Method School ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Sheridan residents are being urged to attend one of four special meetings to gain information about a proposed medical waste treatment facility for the industrial park. The non-hazardous, regulated medical waste would be sterilized by steam heat and pressure over a ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The cutline from a “Do You Remember?” photo: In September 1940, the tomato canning season was a very busy time at the Gervas Canning Co. in Fredonia. Women trimmed the tomatoes by hand before they were sent on for other processing. Fortunately, tomatoes still are ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Mayville Village Board has accepted a gift of a donation of a “Peace Pole” to be placed near the gazebo at the Mayville Lakeside Park. Peace poles are obelisks inscribed with the message “May Peace Prevail On Earth.” They have been dedicated the world ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Chautauqua County Sheriff John R. Bentley has unveiled a plan for a $2.7 million, three-story addition to the county jail which would increase its revenues and raise its prisoner capacity by about 45 percent. It would be the first major addition to the jail since it ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The newest Arby’s Restaurant has opened at its Bennett Road location. Western New York owned and operated, the store will offer better service with a larger dining area and new modern decor. The store moved from its operation on East Main Street in Fredonia. Mary ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 It was learned today that the Brocton-Portland area is not one of the two sites chosen by legislative leaders in Albany for a new 750-bed prison facility. The proposed 90-acre site located on Swede Road in Brocton was one of 11 being considered for one of the two new ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 When the newly elected government of President Violetta Chamorro ushers in a new era of democracy for Nicaragua, all the toasts at the Inaugural Dinner will be made with New York wines. Eighteen state wineries, including Woodbury Vineyards in Sheridan, have shipped a ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Retired physics professor John J. Connelly of Fredonia State University College recently presented the third $1,000 donation to a scholarship fund he established there three years ago to benefit outstanding physics majors. After retiring from a long career with the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Rainey Cardon, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul M. Cardon of Perrysburg, has been named valedictorian of the Class of 1990 at Gowanda Central Senior High School. She will study for a career in either physical therapy or education at Brigham Young University in Provo, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Distinguished Professor Harry John Brown of the School of Music at Fredonia State University College will be feted in Milwaukee this week during the celebration of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s 25th anniversary as a touring orchestra. Brown was the founding ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The State University of New York (SUNY) campuses have a difficult choice: charge students and employees for parking or risk layoffs. The controversial parking fee system was proposed last year after Gov. Mario Cuomo vetoed a $200 tuition increase for SUNY students. ...