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Retrospective

Twenty years ago — 1999

Jacob Clever will be giving the valedictory address at the Cassadaga Valley Central School graduation ceremony June 25 in the J. Arthur France high school auditorium. He is the son of Arthur and Marlene Clever of Bear Lake. Jacob is the recipient of a combined Xerox Corporation Scholarship and Meloria Grant totaling $44,000. He plans to attend the University of Rochester where he will major in computer science.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Marc Tramuta, a 1988 graduate of Fredonia Central School, was a member of the Division 1 St. Bonaventure baseball team this spring. Playing in the Atlantic 10 Conference, Marc was the team’s regular shortstop, compiling a .322 batting average. Last year, as a member of the Fredonia Hillbillies, he was chosen First Team All-Conference shortstop in the CCIAC after batting .370. Marc is majoring in accounting at St. Bonaventure. He is the son of Joseph and Janice Tramuta, 18 Union St., Fredonia.

Forty years ago — 1979

Councilmen William Larson and Leonard F. Schrantz, who are considered the leaders of the Democratic majority on the Dunkirk Common Council, said they won’t seek reelection. The two councilmen, who are both employed in the engineering department of Welch Foods in Westfield, claim that the city office is too time-consuming and is interfering with their jobs and family life.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Construction of the new Murray Hose Co. No. 4 fire hall in the city of Dunkirk is 95 percent complete. All outside construction has been finished. The building, located on Doughty Street, will replace Hose 4 headquarters on Nevins Street. It was not immediately learned how long it will be before the new building will be occupied.

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