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June 14, 2013

Do You Remember June 14?

Tonawanda News — 2003—10 years ago

• Six carrousel horses to be used by the North Tonawanda Oliver Street Restoration Group were on display at the North Tonawanda Board of Education Building before being placed at various locations along Oliver Street.

• Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification.

1988—25 years ago

Steve Collins, a Niagara-Wheatfield High School graduate and a 25-year-old rapid fire pistol shooter, was focused on qualifying for the United States Olympic Team set to compete in Seoul, South Korea in September.

Freddie Szafranski was one of the first minor-injury patients to take advantage of Kenmore Mercy Hospital’s new ‘QuikCare’ service devoted exclusively to the treatment of minor emergencies.

1963—50 years ago

Frank Maess and Linus Schimminger, two Tonawanda letter carriers who had never had a complaint in 38 combined years of delivering mail, received “superior accomplishment” awards from Postmaster John Cummings.

• Four generations of the Litz family gathered to celebrate the 35th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Litz of Fletcher St. Those attending included Mr Litz’s father, John N. Litz, 87, his son, Richard Litz, 28, and his grandson Vance Litz, 6.

1943—70 years ago

• War plant workers of the Tonawandas received additional relief as the Boys’ Club of the Tonawandas Camp Committee announced formation of a Day Camp program. The committee agreed that the Boys’ Club would efficiently and effectively render a service to the community by making the Day Camp available to boys between 8 and 15 years old.

• Two Boy Scouts of Troop 88, James J. Keeley and Walter Lorich, were inducted as Eagle Scouts. Their initiation brought to three the number of Eagle Scouts in this district. The third, a member of the same troop, was William Jacques.

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