Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago - 1994A McDonald's fast food restaurant will be locating in the village of Gowanda. The restaurant chain is in the process of designing a facility at the corner location of Sand Hill Road (Rte. 62) and Buffalo Street. The restaurant will seat 50 persons and provide for 42 ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Fredonia. Jamestown. Dunkirk. That is the order in which Business First ranked the only three communities in Chautauqua County included in its recent "Best Places to Live in Western New York" survey. The survey looked at 35 WNY communities, rating them in several ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994To help beat the winter doldrums, Jo Fijal, 79 West Third St., Dunkirk poses with the spring flowers she painted recently next to a shed at the rear of her home. After seven weeks of solid winter and the worst in many years, there are a lot of area residents who can't ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Gowanda native and Cardinal Mindszenty High School graduate Bob Palcic will become the offensive line coach with the Atlantic Falcons. This is the second time Palcic interviewed for a job with the Falcons; the first was for the position of special teams coach in 1991. He ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Stanley J. Sliwa has been made a partner in the Buffalo law firm of Cohen and Lombardo, P.C., which he joined in 1991. He heads the firm's Products Liability, Toxic Tort and Municipal Liability departments. A 1979 graduate of Rutgers Law School, Mr. Sliwa is a 1976 ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994If Fredonia were to ever name a village matriarch, Celia G. Bechmann would win hands down. After 12 years as a village trustee, Bechmann has decided not to seek re-election in March. The first female Democrat elected to the board, she chaired a number of committees. She ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The state's Attorney General could be investigating a local travel company that allegedly failed to deliver Super Bowl tickets to 30 local residents. The residents, most of whom are from the Dunkirk-Fredonia area, took a $999 bus travel package to Atlanta - only to have ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Dale Haverchuk of the Buffalo Sabres will be a speaker at the Chautauqua County Sports Hall of Fame's annual induction dinner on Feb. 14 at the Jamestown Holiday Inn. Buffalo Sabres television broadcaster John Gurtier will be the emcee for the induction dinner. Other ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Local winners of the Elks National Foundation "Most Valuable Student" contest are: Daniel Edson, a senior at Cassadaga Valley Central School and the son of Paul and Maria Edson of Sinclairville; J'Neene Ortolano, a senior at Silver Creek Central School and the daughter of ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The idea that January was a very cold month was confirmed this morning by the National Weather Service in Buffalo. According to a spokesman, January temperatures averaged 17.2 degrees above zero for the month's 31 days, which is 6.4 degrees below normal. It was the ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Recent noteworthy achievements among area keglers include: A 268-279-211-758 series rolled at Lucky Lanes Jan. 3 by Dean Wright, a two-night a week bowler with a current average of 190. He bowls during the Monday Night BII League. Ron Gworek, 26, of Dunkirk bowled a 300 ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Another Super Bowl came and went Sunday, leaving Buffalo on the short end of the score for a record fourth straight year. Though the Bills were the underdogs, just about everyone in Buffalo was predicting their team would win. The Bills led 13-6 at halftime. By the fourth ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994A painting by Alberto Rey, professor of art at Fredonia State University College, has been chosen for the permanent collection of the Brooklyn Museum. The museum selected his work, "Las Palmas Son Novias Que Esperan (The Palms Are Lovers Who Wait)." Some of Professor ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Matt Sedota, formerly of Fredonia, recently completed the purchase of WNMB-FM and WGSN-AM radio stations in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. The stations were purchased from Ogden Broadcasting of South Carolina, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ogden Newspapers of West Virginia. Mr. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Shawn Hubbard, a student at BOCES Fredonia, has been selected as Student of the Week. He is a senior at Ripley High School and a member of the mechanical technology class at BOCES. Shawn has been the recipient of several art awards, including the Urbscheit Art Award from ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Fredonia Rotary Club named David G. Dawson a Paul Harris Fellow. This prestigious award, named for the founder of Rotary, is the highest honor Rotary can bestow on an individual. Mr. Dawson, the director of the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency, is ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994After more than four decades of closing bars, Mickey Mantle, famed centerfielder for the New York Yankees, admitted he has an alcohol problem and has entered the Betty Ford Center for treatment. The 62-year-old Hall of Famer remarked, "If I'd known I was going to live ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994One of Fredonia's own will be on national television. Fredonia native and singer Kate Kelly is scheduled to appear with the Tom Limbaugh Band on the syndicated television program, "Hard Copy." Ms. Kelly, formerly of East Main Street, Fredonia and her musician husband, Tom ...

Public Defender Office moves Family Court

MAYVILLE - A move which has been described as "advantageous" by Public Defender Ned Barone will finally take place in February after more than a month of discussion with the Public Safety Committee's past and newly elected members.The county will now lease approximately 1,536 square feet of ...