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January 4, 2014

Do You Remember Jan. 4?

Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago

• North Tonawanda Police Officer Nathan Achtziger, known throughout the community for stacking up speeding tickets against violators, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

• Nine North Tonawanda crossing guards were told not to report to work after their positions were cut due to a large city deficit.

1989 - 25 years ago

• Bryans Home Decorating presented a $50 U.S. Savings Bond to both Laverne Fallon and Floyd Heckman who were the winners of the home decorating contest.

Thomas Burdo received the John Kopczynski Anti-Drug Abuse Award. He had been a coach for the National Little League for more than 20 seasons and a youth football coach for 12 seasons.

1964 - 50 years ago

Pope Paul VI entered Jerusalem as part of his historic Holy Land Visit. The precedent-shattering pilgrimage was the first by a sitting Pope to the Holy Land in the history of the Roman Catholic Church.

• Loblaw announced that it was dropping stamps in the Tonawandas. Area housewives had declared that they did not want to be bothered with the handling of trading stamps, but did rather want the best food at the best prices.

1944 - 70 years ago

Robert Schulz, a talented pianist who had wowed his listeners with his presentations of tunes in Alec Templeton style, was slated to be soloist for the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s first ‘Pop’ concert of 1944.

• The Ted-Ra Club on River Road was advertising dining and dancing featuring The Singing Milkman Joe Cabello and His Rhythm Boys.

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