Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago - 1993Denise Pierce, 19, a resident of the Cattaraugus Indian Reservation, was crowned Miss Teen Buffalo at the Cities of America Pageant at Cardinal O'Hara High School. She won an all-expense paid trip to Orlando, Fla., to compete in the National Cities of America Pageant in ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Allison Etzel, daughter of Allen and Carol Etzel of Dunkirk, is currently residing in Argentina as part of the Dunkirk Rotary Exchange Student Program. Allison will remain in Argentina until May 1994.Thirty years ago - 1983A decision by the Springville Board of Education ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Student of the Week is Stephanie Chiesi, a senior at Ripley Central School. The daughter of Ralph and Marilyn Chiesi of 42 Burton St., Ripley, she is ranked first in her class and was elected president this year of both the senior class and the National Honor Society. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The newest, and arguably most unique senior facility in Chautauqua County opened recently with ringing success as more than 300 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony and luncheon at the Share and Care Senior Citizen Center in Fredonia. Located in the former Eagle ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993It will likely be spring before the wooden Indian sculpture is returned to its permanent location in front of the water filtration plant on Lake Shore Drive West in Dunkirk. Removed for repairs in August, the statue is in worse shape than originally believed. It has been ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Westminster College senior Karen Grace has been selected to play this summer with the NAIA USA All-Star Team, which will compete in Australia in June. A graduate of Dunkirk High School, where she also starred in basketball, Grace is currently the captain of the ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Chautauqua & Erie Telephone Corporation has announced the recent name change of its subsidiary. The company, formerly Chautauqua & Erie Technologies, will now be known as Chautauqua & Erie Communications, according to Peter Nixon, vice ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Native American Young People Dancers entertained Dunkirk School 6 and Head Start students this morning. The children are all members of the Seneca Nation and each performance included a fashion show of Native American dress, dances of the Iroquois and Western pow-wow ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Big Dipper on Central Avenue, Dunkirk, is getting bigger, according to owner Carmen Oliver. He is in the process of expanding the existing Big Dipper shop by 2,400 square feet before it opens again on April 1 for the spring and summer season. The location has been ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Alice Parr celebrated her 106th birthday at the Chautauqua County Home on Dec. 3. She was born Dec. 3, 1887 in the town of Pomfret to John and Maggie (Kinner) Bull. She married Morris Parr, who died in 1940. Mrs. Parr has been a member of the Fredonia Methodist Church ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Friends of the Sea Lion, a group attempting to return the 16th Century replica sailing vessel to Chautauqua Lake, apparently has come to the end of the legal line. The Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, announced in Albany that it will not review the case. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Cliffstar Corporation's $7 million expansion project got another boost from recent action by the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency. The expansion of the Dunkirk firm will mean another 100 full-time and 100 part-time jobs for the region. The IDA has approved ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993Robert W. Johnson Jr., son of Robert and Patricia Johnson of Dunkirk, has received his doctor of philosophy degree in chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo. A graduate of Dunkirk High School, Class of 1977, he earned a BS and MS in chemistry from SUNY ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993In an OBSERVER photo, young Andrew Fancher of Dunkirk holds a huge "Jurassic Park" potato grown by Dawn Ubaney, 8 Seymour St., Fredonia, and bearing a remarkable resemblance to a dinosaur. Mrs. Ubaney called it uncanny, saying she couldn't believe that as she washed the ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Dunkirk Common Council has decided to create a new position of juvenile officer within the police department next year. Third Ward councilman Mark Speziale made the suggestion for the $40,000 per year post, stating the city has changed over the years and an officer is ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The near-vacant J.N. Adam Developmental Center in Perrysburg is being proposed as a site for a federal Job Corps center. Federal labor department officials have visited J.N. Adam and "were very impressed," according to Perrysburg Town Supervisor Cindy Lauer. The J.N. Adam ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993The Lakeview Shock Incarceration Facility in Brocton passed its test for re-accreditation as an adult correctional facility with flying colors. The facility was in 100 percent compliance for 39 mandatory compliance standards with a 98.4 percent rate of compliance on ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993A plan to lease the former Tops Supermarket on East Main Street in Fredonia involves the site being used for a day service program for up to 70 people. J.N. Adam Developmental Center currently leases the former employment offices in Dunkirk and would be consolidating the ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993John Roden and Lori Karlson were the male and female winners of the Salvation Army Turkey Trot held in Dunkirk. Roden was timed in 17:34 and Karlson, of Forestville, in 21:17 for five kilometers. Major James Sproul of the Salvation Army presented the trophies. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1993State Aging Director Jane G. Gould announced today the appointment of Claire Penfold to the New York State Office for the Aging's Older Americans Act Program Advisory Committee. Mrs. Penfold, a Fredonia resident, will advise the director and staff of the State Office for ...