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Retrospective

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Thirty years ago — 1990 In a worldwide search among New Zealand musicians, Grant Cooper of Fredonia was selected to conduct the closing ceremonies of the 14th Commonwealth Games that were held in Auckland, New Zealand, on Feb. 3. A New Zealand native, Mr. Cooper is professor of music at ...

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Thrity years ago — 1990 Ms. Bernadette Kuwik, an employee of the federal government, has returned to Washington after attending a foreign affairs meeting in Paris, France. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Kuwik of Dunkirk. Forty years ago — 1980 The success of Chautauqua ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Dunkirk Public Works Director Michael Bednar has directed the city’s streets and parks division to conduct an all-out blitz to get all trash collected by the city by 3:30 p.m. today. The blitz was ordered to clear up a backlog that has developed over the past week ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Among the winners in the Pre-Teen Glamour Pageant in Erie were Jennifer and Leslie Washburn, daughters of Jon and Sharon Washburn, 632 Swan St., Dunkirk. Jennifer, a 7th-grader at the Dunkirk Middle School, won the talent portion of the pageant with a tap dance to ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Julie Pearce of Fredonia, a senior at Dunkirk High School, has been honored by Dunkirk Mayor Gregory Krauza and the North County Jaycees Chapter 621 as the Outstanding Young Person of the Year for 1990. Julie, daughter of James and Judy Pearce of Birchwood Drive, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 A medical office building to house 12 doctors’ offices may be built on the site of the former Day House on Central Avenue just north of the Thruway in Dunkirk. The project would involve construction of a Ushaped building to provide 15,000 to 20,000 square feet of ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 April 1 — National Census Day — is likely to show considerably fewer residents of Chautauqua County responding “present” than there were 10 years ago, according to county Planning and Development Director John R. Luensman. A drop of more than 5,500 in total ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Stephen Schunk of Dunkirk, who performs at military functions including funerals, programs at the Dunkirk Lighthouse and Veterans Park and the annual American flag burning at Frank Acquavia American Legion Post 1344, was recently presented with a new trumpet. ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 A new store, Positively Inspired, has opened at 59 West Fifth St., Dunkirk. Owned by John and Jessie Boice of Gowanda, the store features a variety of unique items, including futons, herbal health care products, natural toiletries, artwork, books and gift items. The ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 When Mike DeWolf Jr. of Sheridan returned home for the holidays, he brought with him a first-place trophy in wrestling from Wyoming Technical Institute. DeWolf wrestles at the 140-pound weight class and is a former Fredonia High School wrestler. Forty years ago — ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Student of the Week is Pamela Crowell, a Pine Valley Central School senior. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Crowell of South Dayton. President of the senior class and the National Honor Society, Pam was the recipient of the 1989 Penn-York Chemistry Award. ...

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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 ...