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Retrospective

Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1991 Student of the Week is Kris Kozlowski, 17, a senior at Pine Valley Central School. He is the son of Jeffrey Kozlowski of Dayton and Barbara Kozlowski of Leon. The National Honor Society president, Kris is also president of his senior class. He was a Boys State ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 A proposal to launch “JETS” was recently presented to the Dunkirk School Board. Jesse Thomas, a former Dunkirk High School star athlete and graduate, outlined a program he spent five years designing called JETS (Just Enough Time to Study). The program’s basic ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 State Supreme Court Justice Joseph J. Ricotta of Dunkirk will retire from the bench at the end of 1991. Judge Ricotta turns 70 in May and under state law must retire by the end of the year. Although he could seek an extension of duty, he has no plans to do so. The ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 Ed Reilly, an award-winning news photographer with TV Channel 7 in Buffalo, returned recently from an assignment in Saudi Arabia. The news/photo feature by him and newscaster Keith Radford has recently been shown three times. Ed is married to the former Pamela Mangus ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 Stephanie Hunt, Amanda Dorman and their second-grade classmates at Cassadaga Elementary School, recently made a mural for the U.S. military personnel in Saudi Arabia. Each of the girls has a family member stationed in the Persian Gulf — Stephanie’s sister, Angie, ...

Retrospective — Jan. 9

Thirty years ago — 1991 Officials from Hampton Inns of Memphis, Tenn., said the Dunkirk area has been targeted for future development of a Hampton Inn. Dunkirk is one of about 450 communities across the nation the 245-hotel chain has set its sights on for development. Hampton Inn bills ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 Mr. Jerry Bertges recently presented a new 1991 Chevy S-10 pickup truck to Dan Salerno of the Lake Shore Street Rods Club. Mr. Salerno was the lucky winner of the truck given away at a national street rods meet in Michigan. No purchase was necessary to ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 It was recently announced that the Ron Budniewski family of 46 Market St. in Dunkirk were the winners in the first annual holiday decorating contest in Dunkirk. The winners were chosen from four finalists (one from each ward). Second place went to the Gostomski ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The naming of OBSERVER newswire editor Ron Gustafson as Outstanding Employee of the Year highlighted the Dunkirk Printing Co.’s recent Christmas party. Also honored and presented with a gift was Don Dragon, who will retire in January after 33 years of service in ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The resignation of Principal Alona N. Forbes of the Aldrich Street School effective Jan. 7, 1991 was accepted by the Gowanda School Board. Mrs. Forbes has accepted an administrative post with the Dunkirk school system. Forty years ago — 1980 Priscilla ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Village of Fredonia officials recently placed yellow ribbons in Barker Common and in and around Village Hall to honor the servicemen participating in Operation Desert Shield, which include nine Fredonia residents serving overseas: Jeffrey Saeli, Brian DeJohn, Doug ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The state plans to spend between $8 and $9 million to build mental retardation service facilities in Chautauqua County, including a $2 million educational center next to the Chautauqua County Home in the west Town of Dunkirk. Officials from the J.N. Adam ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The St. Lucia’s Society of St. Anthony’s Church, Fredonia recently celebrated its 78th anniversary by attending Mass in a body and enjoying dinner at the White Inn later in the day. Florence Borzilleri, president, welcomed 57 members and guests, the Rev. Daniel ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Elected by a landslide in Poland’s first popular presidential vote, Lech Walesa got right to work on his pledge to build this struggling young democracy into an economically sound “pillar of peace.” He later made a sentimental pilgrimage to the former Lenin ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 “It’s going to be difficult to replace a man of his stature.” With these words of praise, Cassadaga Valley Central School Superintendent Kenneth Connolly accepted high school principal David Abram’s resignation for retirement purposes. His retirement becomes ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 A “Do You Remember?” photo from 1940 shows the Tubby Wallace band which played, among other places, at the College Inn on Roberts Road in Dunkirk. Band members are Joe Wallace, drummer; Joe Battaglia, singer; John Cutrana, tenor saxophone; John “Tubby” ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 More than 300 persons gathered for the formal dedication of the Silver Creek Central School District’s new swimming pool and fitness center. The opening of the pool marks the end of a major construction project, which was approved by a referendum for expenditures ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Adam Cole, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Cole of Silver Creek, recently tied for thirdplace honors in the annual Gordon Ogden Biology Competition at Alfred University. Adam is a student at Silver Creek Central School. Todd Burek of Forestville has been awarded a ...

Dec. 19

Thirty years ago — 1990 Student of the Week is Sydney John Jr., 18, of Irving. The son of Irene Warrior and Sydney John Sr., he is a student at the Cassadaga Job Corps Center. Sydney entered Job Corps in May and began GED classes and training in carpentry offered by Homebuilders Institute. ...

Dec. 18

Thirty years ago — 1990 Ronald C. Bishop of Westfield has a unique job. In fact, his profession is so unusual he is the only one for miles around. Mr. Bishop is in his 38th year as an organ salesman/serviceman. The organs he deals with are not the small ones one might see in local music ...