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Twenty years ago - 1994Marine Cpl. Jonathan Hart, son of John and Ruth Hart, 129 Frazier St., Dunkirk, recently received a letter of recognition. Hart was cited for superior performance of duty while assigned with Combat Service Support Group One, First Force Service Support Group, Twenty-nine ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The owners of the former PJ's Pet Emporium in Dunkirk will be opening a store in Fredonia this fall. The Fredonia Zoning Board of Appeals has granted a variance to Gary Dolce and Janet Palmer to operate a retail pet sales and service business at 363 W. Main St. The site ...

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Twenty yearsago - 1994The First United Methodist Church of Westfield will be offering a "3-D" group - a 12-week course of study which emphasizes Diet, Discipline and Discipleship. The course will offer support for persons struggling with weight loss or gain. Emphasis will be on discipline in ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The renovated Fredonia visitor information booth and pavilion are thriving this summer in West Barker Common. The booth is manned by volunteers from the Share and Care Senior Center six days a week. Fredonia Trustee Susanne Marsh, who chairs the Barker Common Renovation ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994This week in "One Woman's View," columnist Susan Chiappone talks about the OBSERVER's recent introduction to "pagination." She pointed out that the "different look" to the newspaper's pages is a result of new printers and computers which actually "allow us to pick up and ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The new Gowanda Correctional Facility's first inmates are scheduled to arrive Aug. 15. Between 125 and 150 inmates will start arriving on that date with 125 to 150 to arrive every week until they reach a total of 750 inmates. The new facility, located on the former ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Josephine McPhee, 98, cut the ribbon to reopen the Barker Street playground in Fredonia recently. The guest of honor, she is a lifelong resident of the area and a charter member of the Fredonia-Pomfret Youth Council. Mrs. McPhee was instrumental in the acquisition of ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994It has become a rite of summer for Buffalo attorney Michael Cafferty and Fredonia's Red Wing Co. On July 29, Mr. Cafferty kicked off the 11th annual American Red Cross Swim-A-Cross Week by swimming across Lake Erie for the 35th time. During the 12-mile swim, he got his ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Twenty-one-year-old Dawn Arnold of Westfield has wanted to be a Buffalo Jill cheerleader for many years. In May of this year, her dream came true. The 1991 graduate of Westfield Academy and Central School will be cheering and performing dance routines before Buffalo Bills ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Additional free clinics and public education are major components of the game plan north county governments want to put into action for fighting the rabies epidemic. Rabies has permeated all towns in the northeast side of the county. More than 50 lab-confirmed cases of ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Dog owners in the village of Forestville became subject to new laws after members of the village board voted 4-1 in favor of establishing a leash law. The action followed a notice received by the board from the Chautauqua County Board of Health Department which stated ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Jim Ellman Sr. of Dunkirk "came out of retirement" to win the Chautauqua County Fair Demolition Derby Championship and qualify for the New York State Demolition Championship in Syracuse. He took home the $500 grand prize and a trophy. Ellman's Garage also walked away with ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Forestville Central School was awarded a letter of commendation and achievement plaque for being the first school in Chautauqua County to declare itself "tobacco free." A letter to Superintendent J. Richard Rodriguez from the Chautauqua County Tobacco Control Coalition ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994After 16 years of selling and repairing bicycles, Bill's Bikes and Sports will be giving up the bike end of the business and moving from 323 Central Ave., Dunkirk. The dwindling traffic of bike shoppers and repair orders coupled with the competition of area mass ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Lukas P. Forbes, son of Dr. and Mrs. John R. Forbes of Dunkirk, recently graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Lukas was a distinguished graduate, a dean's list student, and a recipient of the Superintendent's Wreath for Academic, Physical and Military ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Jeff Delcamp, formerly of Silver Creek, has retired after a 20-year career in the United States Navy. He served from Vietnam to Desert Storm, as well as a three-year Navy recruiting tour in Florida. Mr. Delcamp is now residing in Forestville with his wife, Christina ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994The Cardinal Mindszenty Alumni Association held an organizational meeting recently at the home of Peter and Pauline Zaccari. The agenda of the meeting consisted of discussion about reopening a Catholic high school in Chautauqua County. Letters will be sent to all ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Amanda Drummond, the 8-year-old daughter of Mark and Brenda Drummond of Dunkirk, won the best hula-hoop dancer competition for ages 8 and younger to kick off the Fredonia Fabulous '50s Week in Barker Common.Thirty years ago - 1984Jerry and Laverne Meyers, owners of ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Two Brocton Central School students have qualified as National Cheerleader Association All-American Cheerleaders. Jessica Pendl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Pendl of Fredonia and Darren Manzella, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Manzella of Portland, were chosen as 1994 ...

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Twenty years ago - 1994Several months ago, a countywide task force was formed by former county legislator Al Jones and includes businessmen, county legislators and other interested county residents. It has become the mission of this committee to enlist broad-based support for the improvement of ...