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Retrospective

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 ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Robert Billick, owner of Robert’s Jewelers, presented Lucille Rizzo with a ring valued at $500, the grand prize in Robert’s Jewelers Annual Estate Sale Giveaway. No purchase was necessary. Robert’s Jewelers has been open in the Fredonia area for 20 ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 New York state plans to abolish 70 positions at the Gowanda Psychiatric Center under its Workforce Reduction Plan. No layoffs of employees of the state Office of Mental Retardation and Developmentally Disabled are expected if a furlough program can be implemented ...

Retrospective — Dec. 12

Thirty years ago — 1990 Alvina Porter, a 15-year-old sophomore at Dunkirk High School, was a contestant in the Miss Junior Buffalo Pageant held recently at Saint Mary’s Academy in Buffalo. The daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Paul L. Porter, 217 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk, she was named ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Mr. and Mrs. Paul (Sophia) Urbanik, 424 Franklin Ave., Dunkirk marked their 40th wedding anniversary on Dec. 2 with an anniversary Mass at St. Hedwig’s Church celebrated by the Rev. Frederich Leising, followed by a dinner dance at the Kosciuszko Club. Music for the ...

Retrospective: Dec. 5

Thirty years ago — 1990 A “Do You Remember?” photo shows the Dunkirk High School Mixed Chorus that sang at the Dunkirk-to-Dunkerque Day festivities in Dunkirk 44 years ago — on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1946. The chorus sang the French national anthem. It was a time when Dunkirk and ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has given Browning-Ferris Industries (BFI) permission to proceed with construction of a medical waste treatment facility in the north county industrial park on Progress Road in the town of Sheridan. Actual ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The newly organized Sheridan Historical Society met recently and elected the following officers for the coming year: Tyler Cross, president; Julie Szumigala, vice president; Maureen R. Stafford, secretary/treasurer. The society is working on an oral history project, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Alumax management honored its employees for working one full year without a lost time accident or injury in its Dunkirk plant. Wayne Martin, Alumax general manager, stated that “overcoming this hurdle was one of the finest efforts of all Alumax employees.” ...

Retrospective — Nov. 28

Thirty years ago — 1990 Sale of the Chautauqua County solid waste system to the private sector was killed in the County Legislature last evening after months of controversy and seven minutes of discussion. On a 24-1 vote, lawmakers turned down a resolution declaring their intent to sell the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 A Youth Center may soon be opened in Silver Creek. The lease for the use of the former Hanover Town Hall at 239 Central Ave., Silver Creek was finally signed by Silver Creek-Hanover-Forestville Youth Center Association President Michael Henry. Once opened, the teen ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Owen’s Country Store in Brocton, which is a step back in time with its bygone era furnishings including a 12-foot marble soda fountain, is closing its doors after 65 years in business. Located on Main Street near Brocton’s famous arches, the business was ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The New York State Job Service Division and Unemployment Insurance Division will be combined early next year and will move from their present locations on Lake Shore Drive West to one new building that will be called a Community Service Center. The center will be ...

Retrospective — Nov. 21

Thirty years ago — 1990 Grant Cooper has received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Fredonia State University College. Professor Grant has been a member of the Fredonia School of Music faculty since 1982. A native of New Zealand, he also is music director for the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Dr. Ceila A. Lloyd is now in association with Charles W. Hannum, DDS in the practice of general dentistry at 53 Temple St., Fredonia and will be accepting new patients. Dr. Lloyd received her doctorate in dental surgery in May of this year from the State of New York ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The resignation of Gowanda Junior High School Principal Donald C. Wesley was accepted reluctantly at the recent meeting of the Gowanda School Board. Board President Ann Martindale said, “I hate to read this motion,” before the board’s action to accept the ...

Retrospective — Nov. 14

Thirty years ago — 1990 Awards recipients at the Fredonia Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet included Donald and Betty Jo MacPhee, “Service to Humanity”; Sam St. George, Community Service Person of the Year; Robert and David Penharlow, Retail Persons of the Year; and William Larson, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Westfield Chamber of Commerce handed out awards at its annual banquet last week to two businesses. The Business Improvement Awards were given to Cora’s Beauty Salon and the Main Diner, both located on East Main Street, for improvements to the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Voter apathy is becoming a major problem in the U.S., but Thomas and Susan Zanghi of Dale Drive, Cassadaga are quite the notable exception. On Election Day, the expectant parents were en route to Brooks Memorial Hospital after Mrs. Zanghi went into labor when they ...