Retrospective

Twenty years ago – 1994

What some people have named the most athletic husband and wife tandem in the history of Chautauqua County Athletics now own their place together in the Chautauqua County Sports Hall of Fame. Brocton’s Cindy Reinhoudt, wife of legendary weightlifter and Chautauqua County Hall of Famer Don Reinhoudt was recently inducted into the County Hall of Fame, along with Fredonia High baseball coach Pete Criscione, the late Lory Lodestro and Dan O’Neill. Cindy’s athletic achievements came in track and field. Her most outstanding achievement came in 1963 when she won a silver medal at the Pan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil? She also won the Women’s National Powerlifting Championship from 1976 to 1979 while establishing over 20 world’s records.

Thirty years ago – 1984

Maureen Irvin and Bonnie Day are the first female members of the Silver Creek Fire Department. Wearing their protective fire coats, the women posed at the fire station for the OBSERVER photographer, along with Harold Anger, fire chief and Jeff Griewisch, second assistant chief.

Forty years ago – 1974

Kathy Pawlak was named as the new administrator at the Dunkirk Neighborhood Family Center, 50 Lincoln Ave. Miss Pawlak replaces Charlotte Buchanan who resigned effective the first of this month.

Fifty years ago – 1964

Barbara Mackowiak of Dunkirk was recently crowned “Queen of Hearts” at Fredonia High School. Other court members are Pat Kuwik and Linda Gibson of Dunkirk, Evelyn Rogalski and Audrey Bifaro of Fredonia, Donna Barreca of Brocton, Anita Pagano of Silver Creek and Elaine Rider of Forestville.