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Thirty years ago — 1990 An “Evening of Jazz” in memory of Vincent S. Morette will benefit the music scholarship fund in his name established by the Fredonia College Foundation. A 1958 alumnus of Fredonia, he was a friend and mentor to countless WNY musicians and the founder and owner of ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Fredonia native Thomas Huber, the former New York manager for Money magazine, has been appointed to the new position of national sales manager, responsible for supervising the Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco offices. Huber was a basketball star at ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Most Rev. Edward M. Grosz, newly installed Auxiliary Bishop of Buffalo, recently made a pastoral visit to St. Hedwig’s Parish in Dunkirk and was principal celebrant at the 11 a.m. Mass. Concelebrating were the pastor, the Rev. Thomas Crane and native son, the ...

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Twenty years ago — 1990 A capacity crowd turned out to honor Albert Bulger of Cassadaga for the many contributions he has made to his community. Currently a councilman on the Stockton Town Board, Mr. Bulger served as the town’s supervisor and also held a seat on the Cassadaga Village ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Tim Fote, a student at the Fredonia BOCES, has been chosen Student of the Week. He is the son of Samuel and Diane Fote of Dunkirk. A senior at Dunkirk High School, Tim is enrolled in the food trades program at BOCES. He is currently working as a part-time cook and ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Matt Stafford, a sixth-grader at Fredonia Elementary School, won the Fredonia Central School District’s geography bee, putting him one step closer to winning a $25,000 college scholarship from the National Geographic Society in its National Geography Bee. Runnerup ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Westfield is now the No. 1 choice as the site for the proposed Containerboard cardboard recycling plant originally planned for the Town of Sheridan. Chautauqua County is preparing to spend upward of $30,000 on a preliminary engineering study of the Westfield site. ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Dunkirk Local Development Corporation approved a $50,000 loan through the Small Business Revolving Loan program for a Silver Creek resident who is in the process of purchasing the former Mark’s Restaurant on Lake Shore Drive West. Demetrios A. Tsirtsakis, who ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Several town of Dunkirk residents expressed opposition to the Spanish Baptist Church locating at 10960 1/2 Bennett Road. The church wants to use the Bennett Road house as a meeting place until the congregation can raise enough money to build a church. Residents ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Seneca Nation of Indians 16-member Tribal Council, under the direction of Dennis M. Lay, president, has made a $15,000 donation toward the “Generations of Care” capital campaign at Tri-County Hospital in Gowanda. It was noted that the hospital served an ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Steven Judkins, a senior at Fredonia High School, has been selected Student of the Week. He is the son of Sandra Judkins of Fredonia and David Judkins of Seattle. A 3-1-3 student at SUNY Fredonia, Steve is ranked fourth in his class. He was a participant in the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Members of the American Legion Post 59 in Fredonia recently donated a new pool table valued at about $1,300 to the teen center in Fredonia Village Hall. Jim Wright is the current commander of the Legion. Since the teen center opened in July, an estimated 5,000 area ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Mark Schindler has purchased the Tschopp Funeral Home on Center Street in Gowanda with plans to continue the business under the new name of the Schindler Funeral Home. He is a licensed funeral director with 10 years of experience. Before buying the Center Street ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 A cake decorating contest highlighted the February meeting of the Stockton Cassadaga Lily Dale Senior Citizens. Eighty members watched as Dean Courson, Albert Holcomb, Warren Chase and Jim Pugh volunteered to decorate the cakes using Valentine’s Day as the motif. ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The father and son duo of Jim Griffin of Perrysburg and Steve Griffin of Gowanda recently bowled the first 700 series of their careers within a six-day span on two different alleys. Steve, who has been bowling for four years and carries a 180 average shot ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Celebrating the 30th birthday of McGinnies Hall at Fredonia State University College were its staff and student residents, who held a rededication ceremony for the older dormitory. The hall was built for women residents back in 1959 and opened in 1960 as the third ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Sister Marilyn Ann Dudek, daughter of Harry Dudek, 60 Seel Acres, Dunkirk was one of the five recipients of the 1990 St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Awards presented at the 12th annual St. John Neumann Award dinner at the Hearthstone Manor in Buffalo. The award is given to ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Vandals damaged the gazebo at Gowanda’s Creekside Park, an area which is due to be officially opened to the public this spring. The bandstand-sized gazebo was purchased in kit form by the Gowanda Kiwanis Club and erected last fall by inmates from the Gowanda ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Student of the Week is Brian Hanson, a senior at Westfield Academy and Central School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Betts of South Gale Road, Westfield. Brian has been a class officer throughout his high school career and is currently serving as vice ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Chautauqua County Legislature, on a virtually straight party line vote refused to pass a resolution under which county government would have undertaken all recycling operations. The action means all 44 individual municipalities in the county must run their own ...