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Twenty years ago - 1994Two Westfield brothers, Andrew and Michael Cash, followed a career choice made as teenagers and, with a year of each other, graduated from medical school. Both brothers graduated from Kirksville College of Ostepathic Medicine in Kirksville, Mo. Dr. Andrew Cash has ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Resource Center on Lake Shore Drive West in Dunkirk is in the midst of an expansion that will better meet current and future needs of individuals with disabilities living in northern Chautauqua County and their families. The two major facets of the project are the ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Fredonia State University graduate and Dunkirk native Wendy Corsi Staub will be returning to the Western New York area for a book signing of "Getting it Together," her second novel. The book focuses on the character of CJ, an imperfect kid with a perfect family, trying to ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994To comply with federal law, the Dunkirk Board of Education must ban smoking inside the schools by Dec. 26 of this year. This is in accordance with the Pro-Children Act of 1994 that says there is to be no smoking permitted in any school building that houses structural ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994As state Lt. Gov. Stanley Lundine made his way about Dunkirk recently, he wasn't alone. A group of about 10 protesters hounded him from the moment he arrived for his speaking engagement at the Sheraton Harborfront Inn until after he left the Ralston Purina plant. Three ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994It appeared a good possibility this morning that the former Cardinal Mindszenty High School in Dunkirk will become Chautauqua County government's unified north county office building. However, the OBSERVER has learned it could cost the county upwards of $1 million to ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Parishioners of St. Patrick's Church on Central Avenue in Brocton marked the 50th anniversary of the church at that location last month. The church was constructed in June 1944 after the original building on Pullman Street was lost to a fire in 1943. Bishop Edward Head ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Every Sunday afternoon at the Ed Egan Little League Complex on Clinton Avenue in Fredonia, boys and girls ages 7 to 21 who are physically challenged play ball in the Challenger League. The kids have fun and no score is kept. Begun locally in 1991 by Ben Cerrie, the Little ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994More than 100 friends, community members, colleagues and relatives attended a dinner-dance honoring Judge Raul Figueroa, a former Dunkirk resident. The event was held at the Kosciuszko Club in Dunkirk and was hosted by Hispanics Organized for Progress and Education ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Chautauqua County Legislature recently approved a resolution "encouraging the use of protective bicycle helmets" after refusing to make such use mandatory for all ages. State law requires that children under 14 wear the headgear. A bicycle helmet education program ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Robert W. Lyczkowski, a chemical engineer in the Energy Systems Division of Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill., has been named a Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers. Mr. Lyczkowski has authored 47 technical publications and holds two patents. A ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994David Penharlow, vice president of Pen's Parts Service Inc., announced that the company's Fredonia and Dunkirk locations will be consolidated into a soon-to-be constructed superstore called The Parts Store. The new facility, based on a superstore concept designed by Napa ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Rev. Douglas M. Knopp of Fredonia has spent 25 years in the ministry. Currently celebrating his Silver Jubilee, he was ordained June 20, 1969, in the Western New York Conference of the United Methodist Church. A celebration in honor of his service was held Sunday, ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994R. J. Graziano of 63 Fairview Ave., Dunkirk, recently discovered a 35-inch snake within five feet of his house. It appeared to be a garden snake and before Mr. Graziano killed it, the reptile raised its head six inches off the ground and hissed. The snake was apparently ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994A memorial garden has been dedicated in honor of the late Thomas M. Heary, former principal of Fredonia High School, by the Fredonia High School Parent Teacher Student Association. Mr. Heary, who died Jan. 16, 1993, had been principal since 1972. The garden is located at ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994As a farewell gesture, students and staff filled the office of retiring Brocton Central School Superintendent Richard Gloss with various colored and signed balloons. As a memento of his years at Brocton, the Brocton School Board presented Mr. Gloss with a deacon's bench ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Nathan Stock, son of William and Nancy Stock of Forestville, has been named valedictorian of this year's graduating class at Forestville High School. In August, Nathan will attend Colgate University where he will major in international relations with a minor in Spanish. ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Dunkirk Recreation Director Robert Patterson confirmed that the city was in the process of looking into the former Cardinal Mindszenty High School building as a possible youth center, with it being at the top of the list of facilities the city is considering. He viewed ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Rev. Franklin Murdock recently retired as pastor of the Fredonia Baptist Church. Ordained in 1956, he had been active in church work since 1949. A resident of Dunkirk, he is presently representing the western area as vice-president of the American Baptist Ministers ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994"The Gowanda Shrine Club is number one not just in time, but in deeds." This statement was made by Ronald Tills, high priest of the Ismailia Temple, during a plaque dedication denoting the Gowanda Shrine Club as the first and most continuously-active Shrine Club in North ...