Tonawanda News

October 10, 2012

Do You Remember Oct. 10?

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — 2002 — 10 years ago

• The Rev. Robert Quick and his son Bruce Quick took on the roles of senior pastor and associate pastor at First Baptist Church in North Tonawanda.

• The DeGraff Hospital Auxiliary was planning to hold its “All Star Gala” at the Riviera Theatre. The show included the Toronto City All Stars Big Band performing a full-stage production of a 1940s radio show. Maryalice Demler was slated to be the emcee.

1987 — 25 years ago

• The Saint Paul Tigers had an undefeated 12-0 season in the Town of Tonawanda Pig Tail Girls Softball League.

• Winners of the sixth-annual Tonawanda Punt-Pass Contest held at Clint Small Stadium were Jenny Harden, Amanda Galas, Tami Thuman, Bill Leiker, Kris Higgins and Garret Travis.

1962 — 50 years ago

• Andrew Berecz of North Tonawanda had been acting as an FBI informant on communist activities for 20 years. His story came to light when he testified before the Federal Subversive Activities Control Board in New York City and identified a number of Erie County residents as communists. As an informant, Berecz received $75 a month plus $20 in expenses.

• Mrs. Charles Harris, an occupation education teacher at Tonawanda Junior High School, was named “Woman of the Year” by the Business and Professional Women’s Club of the Tonawandas. 

1942 — 70 years ago

• Tonawanda High School defeated North Tonawanda High School 13-0. Two touchdowns were scored in the second quarter. Graf and Niland carried the ball.