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Retrospective

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Christina Vergara, a singer/dancer currently performing in the Middle East with the Hollywood Stars, is out of Kuwait and when last heard from had arrived in Casablanca. The wife of Timm Andrews of San Pedro, Calif., formerly of Dunkirk, now a first mate on the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Ben J. Muhlenkamp, president of the Red Wing Company Inc., announced today that a major expansion is planned to the building facilities at the Fredonia plant location. The $4.5 to $5 million facilities expansion will be composed of a large, finished goods shipping ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 An OBSERVER photo shows the Rev. Joseph Gullo of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish as he blesses the city of Dunkirk’s fire trucks following the annual fire department inspection. The ceremony was held at the firemen’s training grounds on Brigham Road. Forty years ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Sinclairville Volunteer Fire Department, formed in 1890, recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with a variety of events held in and around the village. A parade through the village was followed by a dedication of the new rescue unit the fire department ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 A large crowd of area residents turned out for the arrival of a steam locomotive that stopped in Dunkirk to pick up passengers for a round trip excursion to Albion, Pa. Although the train was several hours late, about 100 passengers boarded in Dunkirk for the ride. ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Trophies were awarded to first-place winners in the recent Bike-A-Thon sponsored by the Sheridan Youth Recreation Commission and benefitting St. Jude’s Hospital. David Makuch was the winner in the 10 and older age group while Raymond Pfleuger took the honors in the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Battle of the Bands in Dunkirk turned into a battle in the street when several fights broke out as the winners of the competition were announced. It was not immediately clear who was fighting and who was attempting to break up the fight but when the dust had ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 One of the 1945 Gowanda High School graduates who will be attending his class reunion arrived at the Dunkirk Airport in his home-built Glasair craft that he flew from Redlands, Calif. Arthur “Archie” Luine built the two-seater plane himself from a kit that took ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 A local fraternal organization announced it will donate a new football scoreboard to the Dunkirk Public Schools. The 12-foot scoreboard is being donated by Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 89 in Dunkirk and will be installed prior to the first football game of the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Chautauqua-Allegheny Cookbook was recently published by the Chautauqua County Vacationlands Association. In addition to recipes from residents of Chautauqua and Cattaraugus counties, the book includes a special guest section containing favorites of congressional ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Quik Stop Food Mart 8th Anniversary prize winners are as follows: Marilyn Kosierb of Dunkirk, winner of a Columbia 10-speed bicycle; and Jeff Ganey and Brian Miga, both of Dunkirk, gift certificate winners. Quik Stop FoodMart is located at 327 Lake Shore Drive East, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The “Citizens for Sports” has now been formed after a large turnout of residents gathered to discuss how to fund interscholastic sports in the Fredonia Central School District for the 1990-91 school year. The Fredonia All-Sports Booster Club does not have the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1989 Fredonia High School graduate Jack Hesslink is retiring after 34 years as athletic director and physical education teacher in the Clarence Central School District. While at Fredonia, Mr. Hesslink helped organize and participated on the school’s first cross-country ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Mara Goodman of Dunkirk attended the July 14-21 Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at the Chautauqua Institution. She joined 100 other writers for children and a faculty of 36 writers, editors and publishers from 26 states. The workshop on writing was conducted ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 In light of the three defeats by district voters of the 1990-91 sports proposition, it appears the Fredonia Central School Board of Education may opt for a self-supporting sports program instead of putting up the sports proposition for a fourth district vote. The ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The man at least two Chautauqua County executives have called “the devil’s advocate” is cleaning out his desk in the Gerace Office Building in Mayville after 30 years of service. John R. Luensman began as county planner on Aug. 19, 1960 and has seen and ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Fredonia Central School District will be getting a new football scoreboard, thanks to a local fraternal organization. The Dunkirk Moose Lodge 89 has offered to purchase the new 12-foot-long solid-state scoreboard at an undisclosed amount and it should be ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 James P. Coon of Franklinville was named Ripley Central School superintendent. He will be filling the post left vacant by Kenneth Wasmund. Mr. Coon will be leaving his job as junior-senior high school principal of Franklinville Central School to take the Ripley post. ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Ripley Improvement Association recently welcomed three new businesses: Kellie’s Sugar and Spice, a restaurant owned by Kellie and Roger Troyer, is located on Shortman Road. Westlake Enterprises is a miniature golf course and bait shop owned by Craig and Tracie ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The 1990 federal census will show Chautauqua County not only has fewer residents than it did a decade ago, but those people are marginally poorer than they were in 1980. One prediction is that when the April 1, 1990 nose count is finally released, it will show the ...