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Thirty years ago — 1990 Two men are lucky to be alive after they were rescued from the choppy waters of Lake Erie on the afternoon of April 8. The two men, Ron Ellis of Forestville, the owner of the boat, and his companion, James Noody of Silver Creek, were rescued from sub-40 degree waters ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Student of the Week is Melanie Darling, a senior at Ripley Central School and the daughter of Dave and Brenda Darling. Class president for the past three years and a member of the National Honor Society, she was named tennis and basketball MVP. Melanie is listed in ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Dan Hall, a sophomore at Dunkirk High School, won the Mark J. Smith Award, which includes a monetary gift, for having the most extensive independent study of all projects at the Allegheny Mountain Science Fair, held recently at the Jamestown Community College campus ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 At least one segment of Chautauqua County’s Amish population has been hard-hit by an outbreak of measles over the past few weeks. A spokesman for the county Health Department said there were 63 confirmed cases, all of them among Amish families. Amish religious ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Northern Chautauqua County Special Olympic Bowlers were honored at their first bowling banquet held at the Sheraton Harborfront Inn. Six honorees, who were among the 30 participants in the program, were recognized for their achievements. They are Andrea Nalepa, Diane ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Excelco Developments Company in Silver Creek completed an integral part of a new Space Telescope, which will be launched next week. Once in orbit, the Space Telescope will see beyond what man has ever seen before. Work on its Main Ring was completed in a dust-free ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The West Portland Baptist Church honored its pastor, the Rev. Gary Henry, at a reception held on April 1 in the church fellowship. Pastor Henry has been the pastor at the church for the past 20 years. In recent years the church has experienced real growth and is now ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Former Dunkirk resident Mark Brazill lost out to another comic this week in the second round of the “Star Search” talent show. Brazill won the competition in his first appearance last week with a perfect score. This week, however, the judges gave him and his ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The West Portland Baptist Church honored its pastor, the Rev. Gary Henry, at a reception held on April 1 in the church fellowship. Pastor Henry has been the pastor at the church for the past 20 years. In recent years the church has experienced real growth and is now ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Grand prize winner in the Skate to Beat Diabetes was Joel Biscaro who raised $311.45 in pledges and received his prize — a computer — from Sharon Winkelmann, chairman. The fundraiser was held at the Dunkirk Roll Arena, where skaters raised a total of $4,800. ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Student of the Week is Ann Hartlieb, a senior at Gowanda Central School, and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hartlieb of Gowanda. Ann is secretary of both the National Honor Society and the Thespian Society and is also a member of the Senior High Student Council. ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Through the efforts of the volunteer firemen in Northern Chautauqua County and the Dunkirk Exempt Fireman’s Club, a new drum and bugle corps has been formed in Dunkirk made up mainly of volunteer firemen throughout the area. Officers are Ron Mleczko, business ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Preliminary information on a proposed development at the former Ames Department Store on Bennett Road in the town of Dunkirk that would include an eight-screen movie theater and $2 million in improvements and renovations was released at a Fredonia Village Board ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Laura W. Kibelsbeck, a senior at Silver Creek Central School, has been selected to participate in the National High School Honors Orchestra. An oboist, she will perform in the gala concert to be held at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on April 1. Laura is ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Will Amtrak passenger trains soon be stopping in Dunkirk? It’s a distinct possibility, according to Roy A. Davis, Chautauqua County coordinator for the Empire State Passengers Association. Mr. Davis said if the railroad is allowed to meet its capital needs, within ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Dr. John Kazmierczak, a 1965 graduate of Cardinal Mindszenty High School and 1972 alumnus of Cornell University, recently received the Central Jersey’s Veterinarian of the Year Award, given by the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association. Dr. Kazmierczak, son of ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Dunkirk Local Development Corporation board of directors has agreed to make one last effort to find a developer for the proposed Monroe-Orchard Project. The $1.2 million project involves a proposal to purchase a 4.7 acre parcel of land south of Orchard Street for ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The old South Dayton High School, Pine and Main streets, has been renovated into 12 apartments. The construction on the apartments began in 1988. Workers have put the finishing touches on the apartments, which include handicap accessible units. The units will be ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Miss Tricia L. Welch, daughter of David E. Welch and Patricia C. Welch (a 1969 graduate of Fredonia High School) of Ballwin, Mo., has been selected as a state finalist in the 1990 Miss Missouri U.S. Teen Pageant. A junior at Parkway West High School in Chesterfield, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Dunkirk Mayor Greg Krauza intends to send out samples of those pesky black and white striped shellfish known as zebra mussels so the area’s state and federal elected officials will know exactly what they feel and look like. The samples will be accompanied by a ...