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Retrospective

Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1999 Concerns have arisen in the Dunkirk school system that some Hispanic students in special education classes may be there not because they are learning impaired but rather because they are still learning the English language. About 48 percent of the special education ...

Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1999 The Dunkirk Housing Authority has approved a contract to purchase a 13.7-acre site at 1076 Central Ave., near the former Cardinal Mindszenty Field, from the estate of Mary Lagana to develop an assisted living facility and single-family building lots. The property ...

Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1999 As a result of months of negotiations, AL Tech Specialty Steel Corp. of Dunkirk has successfully emerged from Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Court, effective Nov. 1, 1999, as Empire Specialty Steel Inc. The reorganization was a concerted effort on the ...

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 ...

Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1999 Democratic candidates in Dunkirk clearly defined the term “clean sweep” on Election Night, winning all 10 city races. Mayor Robert Kesicki received 75 percent of the vote in his bid for a second term, defeating Republican challenger Madylon Kubera, a former ...

Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1999 NFL Hall of Famer Walter Payton, the elusive running back who was the NFL’s all-time leading rusher and took the Chicago Bears to their only Super Bowl championship, died Nov. 2 after battling a rare liver disease. He was 45. The cause of death was listed as bile ...