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Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1999

The Barker Historical Museum announces the opening of their new exhibition, “Made in Fredonia. Retired SUNY Fredonia professor Douglas Shephard will be the guest speaker with a program entitled, “So What Else Is Old.” The exhibit will highlight inventors and manufacturers who were unique to Fredonia and Pomfret. One of the artifacts to be displayed is the Frank A. Dinsmore Centrifugal Clothes Dryer, patented in 1910 in Fredonia.

Thirty years ago — 1989

Dunkirk Councilman-at-Large Greg Krauza edged out incumbent Mayor Madylon Kubera to win the three-way race for the city’s top executive position. Mr. Krauza, the Democratic and Taxpayer parties candidate, defeated Mayor Kubera, who ran as an independent, by an unofficial 191 votes. He also defeated Republican-Conservative-Right To Life candidate Joseph Carrus by 602 votes. Mr. Krauza’s victory was part of a Democratic sweep, with Republican Walter Drag, who was running for city court judge, scoring the only local GOP victory.

Forty years ago – 1979

Calendar Girl for November is Constance J. Smith of Forest Park, Westfield, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith. Constance was the Silver Creek Grape Festival Queen for 1979 as well as having earned letters in track and cheerleading. In addition, she was secretary of the junior class, captain of the color guard, senior class secretary and a member of the chorus.

Fifty years ago — 1969

Kathie Lasky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lasky, 45 Howard Ave., Dunkirk is the Student of the Week. A senior at Dunkirk High School, she is secretary of her class and also held previous class offices. A member of the National Honor Society, Kathie is currently in the upper tenth of her class and plans to major in history in college.

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