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Retrospective

Retrospective

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 ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Preliminary plans for Cherry Creek Woodcraft Inc. of Cherry Creek to construct a new facility in Brocton have been called off, with the company now looking at a South Dayton site in Cattaraugus County for its expansion program. Plans had called for Woodcraft to ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Marcy Jo Kubera, 15, of Dunkirk was chosen in a chain-wide search for recognition in the Hills Department Store “Back to Schools” insert that recently appeared in the OBSERVER. A Dunkirk High school student, Marcy was selected based on a submitted photo and ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The 1990 Dairy of Distinction award winners in Chautauqua County include Howard and Lucy Ivett of South Dayton. Located on the corner of Butcher and Villenova roads, the Ivett farm boasts 63 registered Holsteins, 50 young stock and 257 acres of cropland. The couple ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Christopher Small of Brocton, a participant in the Christian Torch Run, is shown handing the torch to the Rev. Frank S. St. Amour III, rector of St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Dunkirk during services at Memorial Park. Runners carried the torch from Irving ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Dunkirk Mayor Greg Krauza made a whirlwind one-day trip to Washington, D.C., to promote a proposal for a local zebra mussel research program and to check on the possibility of obtaining extended unemployment benefits for workers who lost their jobs earlier this year ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 At the recent meeting of the Fredonia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Reva Kuczenski, president of Citizens Against Illegal Fireworks (CAIF) was honored with the Spirit of Fredonia Award. The award recognizes individuals who have dedicated themselves to ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Dunkirk’s newest restaurant, Silly Willy’s, 332 Central Avenue near City Hall, is slated to open Aug. 1. Owner Mark Moser said the menu will be geared to all ages and financial levels. Originally from the Buffalo area, Mr. Moser was a chef in some of Buffalo’s ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Rare sighting — a Snowy Egret of the Heron family, rare to this area, was spotted feeding on frogs in the Edwin Woodcock pond located behind Department of State Environmental Conservation officer Jim Shuler’s home on Lamberton Road in the town of Pomfret. The ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Dunkirk Mayor Greg Krauza presented certificates welcoming three Irish children from Londonderry, Northern Ireland who are staying with members of the Dunkirk Irish Society for six weeks this summer. Lyra Lapham, 13, and her sister Lorna, 9, are staying with the Bill ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 On his 60th birthday this month, Sam Conti Sr. had his children and grandchildren watching him play softball for the J & L Oilers. A pitcher and former third baseman, Conti has played softball and baseball for 45 years and competed in sports for 50 years. He has ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 President George H.W. Bush has signed the formal commission for Michael S. Gelacak, a Dunkirk native, to serve as a commissioner on the United States Sentencing Commission. The full Senate had confirmed Mr. Gelacak’s nomination June 29. Commissioner Gelacak received ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The Village of South Dayton could have cable television service next year, according to John Storm, who will be installing the cable and running the South Dayton Cableview. A cost estimate was given of $15 per household per month for basic service and $20 for ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 A retirement luncheon was held recently at Brooks Hospital in honor of Annabelle Reilly, R.N., patient education nurse. She was presented with a letter from Chautauqua County Executive Andrew W. Goodell, recognizing her 33 years of service to the citizens of the ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Brocton Boy Scout Troop 217 held its first Eagle Scout Investiture ceremony to award the Eagle Rank to five scouts. In the troop’s 78-year history, these were the first young men to become Eagle Scouts. They are: Michael J. Testa Jr., Carl P. Testa, Steven W. Link, ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 The following awards were given out at the Fredonia Fire Department’s annual banquet: Bob Swyers, Mark DiRusso and Craig Aldrich, Volunteer Firemen of the Year; and Floyd Kurgan, honored paid professional firefighter. Aldrich also received the John A. McCraith EMT ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Seventeen Ripley Central School art students in grades 7-12 will have 22 of their two-dimensional artworks created this year displayed at the Gerace Building in Mayville. Exhibiting their works are Jeanetter Beerbower, Chad Best, Holly Bowman, Ken Collins, Eric ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Longtime Dunkirk Little League President Ed “Cherry” Wisniewski is pictured accepting a plaque from District 2 Little League Administrator Ben Cerrie in Fredonia recently. Wisniewski was named Volunteer of the Year. Forty years ago — 1980 Bishop Turner High ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Spaces for the sale of locally-grown produce and products by any interested agribusiness persons are available at Gateway Markets, a new farmers’ market on Bennett Road (Route 60) in Dunkirk that opened July 5. It is located on the Woodbury Vineyards. Forty years ...

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Thirty years ago — 1990 Eight-year-old Christina Sim, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hyeong Sim, 21 Carol Ave., Fredonia was recently awarded second prize in the Young Artists Division/Level Four finals of the World Piano Competition sponsored by the American Music Scholarship Association in ...