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Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1999

Inline skater Chris Peters of Brocton has been competing on the Aggressive Skaters Association Circuit for several years with one goal in mind — to be invited to turn professional. Now, the Brocton Central School senior is close to achieving this goal. If he qualifies among the top five competitors in the North American World Championships in Fort Myers, Fla., this month, he will be invited to turn professional in 2000 and compete in the pro circuit. Chris is the son of Dave and Kathy Peters of Brocton.

Thirty years ago — 1989

The village of Cassadaga gained national exposure as it was mentioned several times in the network movie about Roxanne Pulitzer. The movie was based on a book the Cassadaga native wrote about her life and the exclusive West Palm Beach society that she encountered during her marriage to and divorce from Herbert “Pete” Pulitzer, whose grandfather established the Pulitzer Prize. Almost immediately after her book was published, it made and stayed on the New York Times best seller list for a number of weeks.

Forty years ago – 1979

The world of the circus holds a special fascination for Ron Emig of Water Street, Forestville. For the past two years, Mr. Emig has been building one of his own, only the circus is very tiny — on the scale of HO models. Surrounding the circus will be a village named Dillenberg, after Jack Dillenberg of Forestville. In the village is a Millar Hardware Store, like the one in Silver Creek. The entire project will be animated when it’s done.

Fifty years ago — 1969

The concern of area businessmen over the constant increase in vandalism and robbery was clearly in evidence during a recent meeting of the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce. Businessmen throughout the community are finding it increasingly difficult to find peace of mind as they leave their business establishments at the close of day, not knowing what they may find when they return the next day.

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