Tonawanda News — 2003 - 10 years ago
• North Tonawanda was considering the possibility of putting paid advertisements on their police cars as a source of revenue for the cash-strapped city.
• The successful Tonawanda’s Juvenile Drug Treatment Court, initiated by Judge Joseph J. Cassata, was celebrating its first anniversary.
1988 - 25 years ago
• Despite bitter cold weather, snow and freezing rain, people stood in line outside of the Marine Midland Bank at Mid-City Plaza to purchase a limited number of tickets for the playoff game between the Bills and the Houston Oilers.
• Sister Mary Lorianne Tylczynski of OLC completed 30 hours of observation at Budwey Bells’ on Division Street as part of a course she was taking at Buffalo State College.
1963 - 50 years ago
• Ralph Fleyman of the Town of Tonawanda invented the Bell Hip Pack. The hip pack, recently patented by Bell Aerosystems, was a device that enabled individuals to carry heavier loads over longer distances.
• The Rev. Lyle Newman became the preaching pastor and administrator of the Payne Avenue Christian Church.
1943 - 70 years ago
• Roger Leadersdorf, son of Mr. Chester Leadersdorf, 17 Hillcrest Road, underwent an operation in the DeGraff Memorial hospital for acute appendicitis and peritonitis.
• A largely attended Christmas party sponsored by the membership of North Tonawanda Council, Knights of Columbus for the children of the respective families was held in the clubrooms on Wheatfield Street. Forty youngsters enjoyed an excellent program. There was a Christmas tree and Yuletide trimmings in the rooms where the kiddies received gifts from Santa Claus.