Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999 Brooks Memorial Hospital has announced that Sean T. Carroll, DO, has been awarded the Patrick G. Murray DO Award of Achievement for 1999. The award is given by the American Osteopathic Colleges of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery each year to ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 A retirement party was held at the Kosciuszko Polish Home for Mrs. Anthony (Bernice) Mleczko of Dunkirk, a fourth-grade teacher at St. Hyacinth School. Eighth-grade teacher Paul Rushboldt served as master of ceremonies. The investiture was given by Father Michael ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Joe Dispense, a Town of Dunkirk resident, has come up with an invention he calls “The Table Hand.” The retractable wheel assembly attaches to most conventional six-foot or eight-foot picnic tables. The Table Hand allows one person to easily move a picnic table ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Village of Gowanda resident Mary A. Stelley has been named president of the New York State Business and Professional Women’s Club. After serving two years as the organization’s first vice president, she assumed her post as president today, a day which the Collins ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 A proposed $26.3 million budget was rejected by voters in the Dunkirk City School District. District residents defeated the proposed 1999-2000 spending plan by a margin of 672 to 558. The board will now consider two options — adopting a contingency budget of making ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 The Dunkirk Kiwanis Club’s 32nd annual Geranium Sale is being held this month. The annual fundraiser enables the Kiwanis to sponsor youth soccer, hockey and baseball teams, as well as assisting the Dunkirk Youth Bureau’s Summer Day Camp, and library and scouting ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Domestic stainless steel producers, including AL Tech Specialty Steel Corp. of Dunkirk, will consider appealing federal agency’s decision rejecting punitive tariffs on some stainless steel imports. The industry had sought tariffs to curb imports of stainless round ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Honors were accorded recently to two Stockton Highway Department employees for the years they spent keeping the roads in top working order. Robert “Deputy Dog” Kawski spent 30 years as a town highway employee. Dick Crandall completed a 22-year career with the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 DeGolier Florist and Greenhouses is marking its 40th anniversary with sales and expansion plans, according to owner Jamie Warrick. It added a fourth greenhouse in 1997 and plans a fifth greenhouse next year. The business is all family-owned and operated with Mr. ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 The Resource Center is planning to purchase property on Water Street in Fredonia to build a community residence for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities. TRC Executive Director Paull Cessna noted the Russell Joy property has been found ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 The Bills will return to Fredonia State for their annual summer training camp on July 31 just as they have for almost the last 20 years. But they may not be back next year. In a recent press release, Bills president Ralph Wilson announced that the organization has ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Elizabeth L. Crocker of Fredonia, Chautauqua County’s first historian, died today in the Chautauqua County Home in Dunkirk at the age of 104. In May 1965, the former physical education and health teacher was appointed the first and only historian of Chautauqua ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 The Kiwanis Club of Cassadaga Valley selected Robert Peterson as Kiwanian of the Year at a ceremony held recently at Cassadaga Country Club. Each year, the honor goes to a member who has contributed his time and effort not only toward club activities, but to the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Conductor Grant Cooper will lead his final concert as music director of the Fredonia Chamber Players on May 14 at Fredonia State University College. Having become a fixture of the local music scene during his 16 years with the orchestra, Mr. Cooper is stepping down ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 After being rejected three times by the Dunkirk Planning Board, United Refining Co. of Warren, Pa., is taking the city of Dunkirk to court in an attempt to obtain a demolition permit for a house at 765 Central Ave. Papers were filed April 26 in State Supreme Court in ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Jo Ann Mancuso will be honored, along with her husband, Samuel C. Mancuso, when the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce presents its second annual Outstanding Achievement Award. Extremely active in the community, Mrs. Mancuso has been a religious educator for 26 years. The ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 Deacon Don Moore of Stockton Community Church rejoiced following the Bible Verse Run from Brocton to Stockton that was held recently. He promised the church’s youth that he would run one mile for every 100 Bible verses they learned. The kids produced, learning ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 For more than 60 years, people who appreciate good food provided in a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere have been coming to the White Horse Inn on Route 60 just outside the Cassadaga village limits. The restaurant’s current owners, Dick and Lettie Watt, have provided ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 The oldest furniture store in Western New York, H.C. Ehlers Co. in Dunkirk has a longstanding tradition of offering the finest in home furnishings and decor. Founded in 1872, the business will celebrate its 127th anniversary this fall. The business was originally ...

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Twenty years ago — 1999 A “Do You Remember?” photo shows the Dunkirk Hose Co. No. 1 Drum and Bugle Corp officers for 1952 posing for a group picture. The officers are Jay Hollander, Clarence “Bitsy” Briggs, Claude Brown, Art Gloff Jr., and Bob Block. Also Leonard Schrantz Sr., Norm ...