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Retrospective

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Thirty years ago — 1990 After a quarter century of service to the town of Stockton, Cathryn Berndt has decided to hang up her official historian’s hat. Her resignation was effective Dec. 31. Mrs. Berndt, who will observe her 85th birthday in April, has authored a book about the Stockton ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 First time visitors to the Gowanda Nursing Home are usually surprised at being greeted by Sandy, a 4-year-old golden retriever. She’s been a nursing home dog for two years. The facility’ administrator, Colin Hart, called Sandy “part of the family,” noting the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Danielle Chiesi, a senior at Ripley Central School, has been selected Student of the Week. She is the daughter of Ralph and Marilyn Chiesi of Burton Avenue, Ripley. President of the National Honor Society, Danielle is vice president of her class and a member of the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 After more than 50 years of being a doctor (and one who still made house calls!), Dr. Alfred Heinemann officially retired from his practice on Dec. 31. The Germanborn doctor had been practicing medicine in the Chautauqua County area since 1939, having left Germany in ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Fredonia native and resident Betsy S. Steger was recently appointed Chautauqua County attorney by the new county executive, Andrew Goodell. She succeeds Mr. Goodell in the job he held prior to his inauguration as county executive. Ms. Steger is the first woman ever ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 “Pee Wee Herman” entertained last Sunday at the Dom Polski Club’s Children’s Christmas party and at the club’s request, traveled to Brooks Hospital where he spent time with patients in the pediatric ward. The impersonator signed “autographs” and ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Student of the Week is Eileen Hilliker, a senior at Forestville Central School and the daughter of Marvin and Grace Hilliker of York Road, Silver Creek. A member of the National Honor Society, Eileen participates in the 3-1-3 program at SUNY Fredonia. She is a member ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Dunkirk Mayor Madylon Kubera handed out certificates of appreciation to the “A” Team from the Collins Correctional Facility. The volunteer work team, which is considered to be the top team in the prison, received the awards for renovating a storage shed at ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Dunkirk Mayor-elect Greg Krauza has chosen Ronald A. Szot of 429 Lord St. as the new city clerk and deputy city attorney, effective Jan. 1, 1990. The 1976 salutatorian of Cardinal Mindszenty High School, Szot is a graduate of Notre Dame University and the University ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 The Cassadaga Job Corps Center recently received three awards at the U.S. Department of Labor’s annual regional conference in Albany. Of the 11 Job Corps centers in Region II, plaques went to Cassadaga’s Dan Keefe, health services supervisor; Chris McQuiggan, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Student of the Week is Jason Jacobs, a senior at Cassadaga Valley Central School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Creed of Dewittville andMr. and Mrs. Randy Jacobs of Jamestown. Jason currently ranks first in his class and serves as president of the National Honor ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Casimir Kaczor of East Talcott Street in Dunkirk is pictured walking down the side of Talcott Street with his faithful dog “Mugs” at his side. Mr. Kaczor, who has a broken foot which makes it harder to get around, said the sidewalk was too slippery so he opted ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 During the Dunkirk Printing Co. Christmas party at the Vineyard Restaurant, H.K. Williams, OBSERVER publisher, announced RosaLee Owen as “Outstanding Employee” and presented her with a certificate and monetary gift. The selection is based on an employee’s ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 U. S. Army Pfc. Gwendolyn Comer of Dunkirk won’t be able to make it home for the holidays but she’ll be able to say hello to her family and the rest of the country on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” Comer, who is based in Korea, is part of the program’s ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Local high school football players Ryan Freling of Dunkirk and Ryan Bell of Pine Valley were honored by being placed on the 1989 Western New York All-Academic Team. Each player selected to the team receives a $1,000 scholarship from the NYNEX yellow pages. The ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 A new sign was recently erected at Forestville Elementary School. The sign includes the school motto, “We Celebrate Learning.” The sign was constructed by local resident Robert Campaign and put in place by the building team. It is dedicated to the students, staff ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Two Silver Creek High School seniors recently traveled abroad as representatives of the American Field Service program. Janet Schulenberg and Rebecca Strzempka were the first Silver Creek students in many years to participate in the AFS program. Janet visited ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Villenova Grange 604 celebrated its 100th anniversary at the Grange Hall at Balcom Corners. The event began with a welcome from present master Jared Woolley. Villenova Grange was organized on Dec. 5, 1889 by Silas Kent, Van Alstine and Elizabeth Lord. There were 45 ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 About a dozen employees of the Excelco Developments plant in Silver Creek decided to try a course in sign language offered in the adult education program at SUNY Fredonia this fall. Because Excelco has a deaf employee, company president Russ Newman offered to pay ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 The village of Fredonia has been awarded a Pedestrian Safety Award by the American Automobile Association. This award has been presented to Fredonia for nine of the last 10 years and is in recognition of an outstanding pedes-trian safety record in the village. ...