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Retrospective

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Samuel Cimino VFW Post 6472 in Silver Creek is rebuilding its clubrooms after a fire which destroyed the building on North Main Street this spring. The new building will be about the same size as the former clubrooms. A fund drive to assist with the rebuilding is ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 New York Secretary of State Gail Shaffer presented the National Environmental Award to Ripley Supervisor Tom Curtin at a ceremony in Ripley to honor the town for its new water improvement facility built under the state Self Help Program. The award was presented to ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Rev. Roger Eimers has joined the staff of the First Baptist Church of Dunkirk as an associate pastor. Rev. Eimers arrived in Fredonia in 1976 when he founded the Lake Erie Baptist Church and six years later he started the Lake Erie Christian Academy. A native of ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Douglas J. Fenton of Dunkirk has been named coordinator of the Dunkirk Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Fenton also serves as the community relations director for Brooks Hospital. Prior to that, he was the managing editor for the former Buffalo Business Journal. He also had ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 With the recent closing of Dunkirk’s School 7, some other local elementary schools have received inquiries regarding transfer of their children into another school. Three or four inquiries have been made to the Fredonia schools with one School 7 student enrolling ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Westfield native and former resident Robin Dickerson Gebhard has realized her childhood dream of becoming a doctor after 10 years of hard study and work. It took Dr. Gebhard 10 years of hard study and many hours of internship, but she finally made it. The daughter of ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Gov. Mario Cuomo is scheduled to visit the Lakeview Correctional Shock Incarceration Facility near Brocton. After a brief tour of the prison, he will give the opening speech at Lakeview’s inmate graduation ceremony. The governor will depart shortly after the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 There has been a strong outpouring from the Fredonia community since a fountain in west Barker Common was recently damaged to pay for the repairs. Trustee Roger Britz said he has been contacted by several residents and business people offering funds to repair the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Fredonia State University College has been ranked 57th in Money magazine’s fall 1990 guide to the 200 best buys in American institutes of higher education. Only two public universities from western New York were on the list. The other, besides Fredonia State, was ...

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Thrity years ago — 1990 Dana Best, a former Fredonia resident, finished second recently in the Academic Honor Society National Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Annually, more than 2,000 golfers attempt to qualify at one of the 14 regional qualifier tournaments. Best is a 1979 graduate ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Dunkirk branch of Goldome, 51 E. 4th St., has announced the winners of its children’s coloring contest. The winners, who received a $25 bond, are Jessica Galardo of Dunkirk, age 5; Drew Anderson of Forestville, 7; Julie Saletta of Fredonia, 9; and Beth Eppolito ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Connie Miller Bartlett of Sheridan won a $500 gift certificate from Holliday Jewelers, 35 E. Main St., Fredonia as the winner of the oldest sales receipt contest. Connie brought in a sales receipt for her wedding ring dated Aug. 18, 1955. Howard Holliday purchased ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Barker Common Fountain, located in the west Barker Common park and badly damaged in the early morning of Aug. 30 is in need of major repair. According to experts, the cost will run high to repair the 90-year-old fountain which was donated to the village by ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 A “Do You Remember?” photo highlights the days of the fishing tug. Commercial fishing was big business in Dunkirk. One of the leading fishing tugs in the area was the “John Desmond,” seen sailing in Dunkirk Harbor. Forty years ago — 1980 Apparently some ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Construction of the Reed Library addition at Fredonia State University College is still ahead of schedule despite a crane accident last week at the project site. The accident, which occurred when a boom crumpled under the four-ton weight of one of the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The main campus of the J.N. Adam Developmental Center in Perrysburg will be closed by March 31, 1993. There are presently 192 residents living at the main campus. Plans call for their relocation to community homes that will be operated by the state. No loss of jobs ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The grape harvest in Chautauqua County — and for most of western New York — is expected to be smaller this year than other years, according to regional grape specialist James Kamas. The crop could be the smallest since the 1970s, down about 2,000 tons from 1989 ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Five members of the Silver Creek junior varsity football cheerleading squad attended the NCA cheering camp at the State University of New York at Buffalo recently. Merilla DelSorbo, Shannon Mosher, Jennifer Meyers, Jonelle Pagano and Michelle Carpus attended classes ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Sophie Halas of Dunkirk won $25,000 in the New York State Lottery Win Four Game. Mrs. Halas, whose agent was Matt’s News in Dunkirk, said this morning, “I was surprised, but I don’t know what I’m going to do with it. I put it in the bank right away.” Corey ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Mac McCoy, chairman of the Fredonia Fire Department Fire Prevention Committee, announced that the White Inn of Fredonia has been selected as the 1990 “Fire Prevention Business-of-the-Year.” Each year a business is honored which practices fire safety and is a fine ...