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Retrospective

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Rev. Timothy Peter Kesicki, S.J., was ordained a priest on June 11 at Gesu Church in Cleveland, Ohio. He will celebrate his first Mass at Holy Trinity Church on June 18. Father Kesicki is the son of Bob and Carmella Kesicki of Dunkirk. On Sunday, June 26, he will ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Chautauqua County Legislature has agreed to pay the estates of a Stockton mother and son killed in an accident in 1987 a total of $218,000. As part of settling that same lawsuit, insurance carriers for Murray Hose Co. 4 of Dunkirk and the Portland Volunteer Fire ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Police briefly handcuffed former Buffalo Bills star running back O.J. Simpson and questioned him for three hours after the bloodied bodies of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Lyle Goldman, 25, were found outside her condominium early on June 13. Simpson denied ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994A store where so many people bought gifts that last forever is closing its doors for good. Holliday Jewelers, 35 East Main St., Fredonia is going out of business, owner/operator Marlene Holliday announced today. Her late husband Howard established the Fredonia business in ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Another chapter in the ongoing Dunkirk waterfront saga was opened when the owners of the Sheraton Harborfront Inn filed a State Supreme Court lawsuit seeking in excess of $6.6 million in damages for what it called a breach of contract by the city. The suit claims the city ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Mark Gugino's doubts about playing professional baseball are over. The 21-year-old Fredonia native has signed a contract with the Florida Marlins organization and was assigned to Elmira. Gugino, a junior outfielder at the University of South Carolina, had been selected by ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Gowanda village residents came out in large numbers as they voted to keep the village police force. The results were 372 to 214 in favor of keeping the village police. More than 50 percent of the eligible voters turned out for this special election. By their vote, Gowanda ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Fredonia native Dianne Walsh Astry has been awarded the American Lung Association's Award of Excellence at a conference held in Boston, Mass. The award recognized Walsh Astry's development of the Health House Project in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1993, which has become a ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Michelle Ossman, a fifth-grade student at School Six in Dunkirk, was the winner in a random drawing of essays and received the World Book Encyclopedia set contributed by World Book Educational Products. The essay topic was "Why Can't We Just Get Along?" A total of 165 ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994On the 50th anniversary of D-Day, the OBSERVER's front page from June 6, 1944 was used on the front of a special tab included with the paper. The headline reads, "American Army of Liberation Lands on Norman Coast." In addition, reporter Bill Dill wrote an article called, ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Lake Shore Health Care Center Auxiliary recognized a local Silver Creek business at their annual installation banquet. Foliage House Florist was named 1994 Business of the Year by the organization for its consistent and generous support of Auxiliary projects and ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994A dubious record is being tied today at the New York state Capitol - the nation's highest paid state Legislature has gone as late into the year as it ever has without adopting a budget. It is the 10th straight year that Gov. Mario Cuomo, seeking a fourth term this ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Jon Raymond, the son of Glenn "Jack" and Sue Raymond, is this year's valedictorian for Brocton Central School. He was nominated as a Congressional Scholar and appears in Who's Who Among American High School Students. Jon plans to attend the University of Rochester to ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Dunkirk High School's Jeff Kubasik was crowned king and Darcy Lyford was crowned queen at the 1994 prom, "We've Got Tonight," which was held recently at the Campus Center at Fredonia State University College. A total of 115 students signed up for the post-prom party at ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Patricia Ferrentino, a Fredonia resident, has been notified that a poem she wrote, "Existence," will be published in the National Library of Poetry's "River of Dreams," to be printed this fall. She is a finalist in the North American Open Poetry Contest.Thirty years ago - ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Dunkirk area will have one if its own representing the area during D-Day remembrance ceremonies in England and Normandy. Thomas Fedyszyn, a 1965 graduate of Cardinal Mindszenty High School, is the captain and commander of the USS Normandy which is en route to England ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Jason Roberts, 15, of Route 60, Cassadaga is the third generation in his family to earn the Boy Scout organization's highest rank, that of Eagle Scout. The son of Mr. and Mrs. William Ulrich and a freshman at Cassadaga Valley Central School, Jason was presented with his ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Dunkirk Police Chief Wade Weatherlow calls it a growing trend in police policy across the country, and now the city will try it. Within a month, the chief announced, Dunkirk will switch from two-man to one-man patrols. The department recently purchased three new marked ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Five area Girl Scouts recently received the Gold Award, the highest award given in Girl Scouting. They are: Elizabeth McIntyre, Alice Harper, Tina Taby, Renee McIntyre and Airani Sathananthan. All are students at Fredonia High School and members of Troop 33. They have ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Chautauqua County Jail and sheriff's headquarters in Mayville may become the John R. Bentley Public Safety Building if the legislature agrees. A resolution to be considered by the Judicial and Public Safety Committee notes Sheriff Bentley spent most of his adult life ...