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Retrospective

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Thirty years ago — 1991 Special Metals President Donald Muzyka lifts the first shovel of dirt on the site of a $15-million, 40,000 square-foot addition to the company’s plant on Willowbrook Avenue in Dunkirk. Special Metals currently employs 59. The expansion, expected to take 18 months ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 A proposal to build 26 moderately-priced townhouses on the site of the Pangolin Street baseball and softball complex was presented to the Dunkirk Common Council. The proposal was met with little enthusiasm by about 10 residents who live across the street from the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 Tera Trippi, a student at Dunkirk High School, won two awards at the Allegheny Mountain Science Fair at the JCC Center in Olean. She won a $50 third place and received $25 for the Kodak award for having the best photography in the fair. Her project was the effects of ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 Ninety-year-old Alfred Knight of Ripley was one of the last farmers in the area to work his 350 acres of farmland using horses. His last team was sold in 1955. The mares Kit and Queen, purchased for $400, did almost all the work including plowing the land, hauling ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 The Rev. John Kilian, son of Helen Kilian of Roberts Road, Dunkirk and the late Casimir Kilian, has returned from a five-week spiritual retreat in the Ashram Monastery of the Holy Trinity in Shantivanam, South India. Forty years ago — 1981 The best poster ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 Joy M. Babcock, daughter of the Revs. Ken and Naomi Babcock of Clymer, formerly of Sheridan, is a state finalist in the Miss New York State National Teen-Ager Pageant to be held May 24-26 in Albany. Joy, 15, is a student at Sherman Central School. Forty years ago ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 The Stockton Volunteer Fire Department’s proposal to build a new post office for the community is being backed by the Stockton Town Board. Preliminary plans for the new building, to be located on Route 380 almost directly across from the fire hall, have been ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 At a joint state legislative hearing regarding the proposed closing of the Gowanda Psychiatric Center, an AFSCME International official cited the elimination of the Gowanda facility as an “unconscionable attempt to balance the budget on the backs of the employees ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 Lessons in CPR and the Heimlich maneuver paid off recently when Diane Firman Carrow of Silver Creek took quick action to help 3-year-old Jeffe Cisneros, who was choking on an orange and wheezing while struggling to breathe. Mrs. Carrow’s quick reflexes brought what ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 On a recent Saturday morning, four-yearold Alan Haskins shouted “Fire! Fire!” in the halls of the Century Apartments in Sinclairville where he lived. The youngster’s alarm made the residents of the 16-apartment complex aware of the danger that eventually ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 A screening committee headed by Chautauqua County Democratic Party Chairman John C. Dillenburg has recommended former county executive Joseph Gerace for State Supreme Court justice. Two other county Democrats considered for the recommendation were C. Edward Fagan of ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 Nine-year-old Joe Davies of Westfield stepped to the podium at SUNY Fredonia’s King Concert Hall and helped conduct a concert sponsored by Phi Mu Alpha music fraternity. Regular conductor Harry John Brown congratulated Joe after he finished. The special concert was ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 A “Do You Remember?” photo shows Roof’s Restaurant on Main Street in Silver Creek as it looked back in 1951 when it was a favorite eating establishment for many area residents. Roof’s was known for its large glazed donuts which were as big as a dinner plate, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 The official groundbreaking for the new Burger King Restaurant to be located on Routes 5 and 20 in Irving was held recently. The new fast food establishment is owned by Bill O’Donnell. If weather permits, the restaurant may be opened for business by the Memorial ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 The New York & Lake Erie Railroad in Gowanda announced that it has acquired nine specially equipped boxcars that will be used to ship canned evaporated milk from the Carnation Company’s South Dayton plant. The shipments will go to various distribution centers ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 Kathleen Frank, a senior at Cassadaga Valley High School, has been named Student of the Week. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Frank of Route 60, Cassadaga. Secretary of her senior class, Kathleen is currently president of the school’s SADD Chapter and a ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 The makers of Sudafed 12 Hour capsules pulled the popular cold medication off store shelves across the nation as federal authorities investigated two deaths and an injury involving cyanide-laced capsules. The poisonings, which took place in the Tacoma, Wash., and ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 Marcia Henderson, R.N., of Dunkirk has been nominated for the 1991 New York State Legislature’s Nurse of Distinction Award by Brooks Hospital. Mrs. Henderson is one of 407 nurses statewide to receive this designation which is based upon significant contributions to ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 Polly Hall, a student at Forestville Central School, was one of two recipients of the DAR Good Citizen Award, presented by the Major Benjamin Bosworth Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. She received her award from Mrs. Ralph Brown, regent. The second ...

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Thirty years ago — 1991 Simon and Schuster Audio received two Grammy nominations in the Spoken Word category. One of them is for “Gracie: A Love Story,” read by George Burns for which Elisa Shokoff was the associate producer. She is the daughter of James and Ruth Shokoff of Fredonia. ...