Tonawanda News

December 22, 2013

Do You Remember Dec. 22?

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• Tonawanda High School senior Stefan Calabrese was named as the Exchange Club of the Tonawandas’ Youth of the Month.

• Students at St. Francis of Assisi School in Tonawanda raised money to buy a “Holy Cow” for impoverished families in Central America through the efforts of local missionary Ann Marie Zon.

1988 — 25 years ago

• A Tonawanda DPW worker filed a grievance after being tailed by an alderperson in the middle of the night as he drove through the city checking to see if road conditions required salting.

• Air Force Senior Airman Jean Michaels, a Tonawanda High School graduate, was assigned to the San Vito del Normanni Air Station in Italy where she served as an administrative security specialist.

1963 — 50 years ago

• No paper published.

1943 — 70 years ago

• The mammoth annual children’s Christmas party of the Rem-Rand Social and Benefit club, for many years the outstanding family fiesta on the whole Niagara Frontier, broke all previous records for fun and attendance. Eleven-hundred people turned out for the seventh annual event including no less than 700 delighted kids, an increase of about 100 over 1942’s record rioters.

• A lone burglar entered the Pickard Furniture store at 267 Oliver street and stole between $10 and $15 from the money drawer in the office. Nothing else was stolen, Sherman Pickard, proprietor, announced. Tracks found in the snow indicated that only one person was involved.