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February 21, 2014

Do You Remember Feb. 21?

Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago

• Kenmore teen Katie Reedy, a junior at Nardin Academy, returned from a two-week internship in Pasadena, CA where she had worked on NASA’s Mars mission.

Tom and Julie Schihl and their children Lauren, Chelsea, and Hannah were part of a national promotion video shoot for the Hartford Life Insurance Company.

1989 - 25 years ago

• Junior bowling “graduate” John Kustich tossed off a 300 game, stringing his 12 strikes in the Ozzie James Memorial at Manor Lanes.

Coach Dick Jaeger whooped it up with members of the Lumberjacks swimming team after beating Lockport 50-33, capping the school’s first unbeaten season in 20 years.

1964 - 50 years ago

• A strike by 4,100 workers at the Chevrolet engine plant on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda was averted when negotiators reached a tentative agreement 8 minutes before the strike deadline.

Patricia Groat of North Tonawanda graduated from WAVE recruit training at the Naval Training Center in Bainbridge, MD.

1944 - 70 years ago

• In an investiture ceremony held at the Niagara County Sanitarium three young hospital inmates, among whom was Walter Fesler, a North Tonawanda boy who had been in the hospital for five years and got about on crutches, were admitted to the ranks of Boy Scouts of America. The hospital had a full-fledged and active patrol as part of Troop 88 of the Tonawandas.

Fred Hilliard of 147 Delaware St., was one of the successful seven participants in a fox hunt in the Alabama Swamps under the auspices of the Erie County Conservation Society. He turned his prize over to a trapper to have the skin cured.

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