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February 28, 2014

Do You Remember Feb. 28?

Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago

Jeanette Mueller accepted a plaque naming her late uncle, H. William Fuchs, as the first person named to the United Way Volunteer Wall of Honor.

Lindsay MacIver celebrated her 21st birthday with family and friends at a surprise party in the Erie County Botanical Gardens. The party was organized by Carly’s Club, a division of Roswell that assists cancer patients and their families.

1989 - 25 years ago

• Tonawanda High School presented the musical “Anything Goes” with cast members Jim Falbo, Carrie Greenwalt, Rod Ayotte, Carrie Rexford, Shawn LoCicero and Jenny Swart.

• The Tonawandas’ Bowling Association inducted four new members into its Hall of Fame: Leon Braniecki, Jim Wolf, Mike Hanes and the late Louis Markovitz.

1964 - 50 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ushold, nine of their children and most of their 42 grandchildren attended the first Mass of Rev. Raymond Uschold at St. Amelia’s Church.

• Since 1959 residents of the Twin Cities held joint July 4th fireworks that were shot from Grand Island and viewed from the riverfront of both cities. The North Tonawanda Council voted to end the tradition and will hold its own fireworks on Meadow Drive near the high school.

1944 - 70 years ago

John Pohalla, 45, of 315 Oliver St., who sustained a fractured skull and broken shoulder when he was run down by an automobile at Webster and Sweeney streets, left the De Graff Memorial Hospital well on his way to complete recovery.

Edward C. Kolbe of North Tonawanda, representative of the Seventh Ward on the common council, announced that he accepted a call to the pastorate of Grace Evangelical Church in Hopbottom, Pa., to assume the post in five or six weeks. Alderman Kolbe studied for the ministry at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, but had not been ordained.

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