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Retrospective

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Thrity years ago — 1990 Dana Best, a former Fredonia resident, finished second recently in the Academic Honor Society National Golf Tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Annually, more than 2,000 golfers attempt to qualify at one of the 14 regional qualifier tournaments. Best is a 1979 graduate ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Dunkirk branch of Goldome, 51 E. 4th St., has announced the winners of its children’s coloring contest. The winners, who received a $25 bond, are Jessica Galardo of Dunkirk, age 5; Drew Anderson of Forestville, 7; Julie Saletta of Fredonia, 9; and Beth Eppolito ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Connie Miller Bartlett of Sheridan won a $500 gift certificate from Holliday Jewelers, 35 E. Main St., Fredonia as the winner of the oldest sales receipt contest. Connie brought in a sales receipt for her wedding ring dated Aug. 18, 1955. Howard Holliday purchased ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Barker Common Fountain, located in the west Barker Common park and badly damaged in the early morning of Aug. 30 is in need of major repair. According to experts, the cost will run high to repair the 90-year-old fountain which was donated to the village by ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 A “Do You Remember?” photo highlights the days of the fishing tug. Commercial fishing was big business in Dunkirk. One of the leading fishing tugs in the area was the “John Desmond,” seen sailing in Dunkirk Harbor. Forty years ago — 1980 Apparently some ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Construction of the Reed Library addition at Fredonia State University College is still ahead of schedule despite a crane accident last week at the project site. The accident, which occurred when a boom crumpled under the four-ton weight of one of the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The main campus of the J.N. Adam Developmental Center in Perrysburg will be closed by March 31, 1993. There are presently 192 residents living at the main campus. Plans call for their relocation to community homes that will be operated by the state. No loss of jobs ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The grape harvest in Chautauqua County — and for most of western New York — is expected to be smaller this year than other years, according to regional grape specialist James Kamas. The crop could be the smallest since the 1970s, down about 2,000 tons from 1989 ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Five members of the Silver Creek junior varsity football cheerleading squad attended the NCA cheering camp at the State University of New York at Buffalo recently. Merilla DelSorbo, Shannon Mosher, Jennifer Meyers, Jonelle Pagano and Michelle Carpus attended classes ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Sophie Halas of Dunkirk won $25,000 in the New York State Lottery Win Four Game. Mrs. Halas, whose agent was Matt’s News in Dunkirk, said this morning, “I was surprised, but I don’t know what I’m going to do with it. I put it in the bank right away.” Corey ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Mac McCoy, chairman of the Fredonia Fire Department Fire Prevention Committee, announced that the White Inn of Fredonia has been selected as the 1990 “Fire Prevention Business-of-the-Year.” Each year a business is honored which practices fire safety and is a fine ...

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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 ...