Tonawanda News — 2002 — 10 years ago
• The Pentagon ordered a major military force to the Persian Gulf in preparation for a possible war with Iraq.
• Tonawanda, North Tonawanda and the State of New York all claimed that they were not responsible for clearing snow from the sidewalks on the Seymour Street Bridge.
1987 — 25 years ago
• Joseph Scarpena and Michael Kenney were sworn in as City of Tonawanda police officers.
• Channel 4 news reporter Wadi Sawabini visited the 8th grade class at Franklin Middle School to discuss the use of computers in journalism.
1962 — 50 years ago
• Mount St. Mary High School hosted a two-day Liturgical Institute.
• New York state purchased additional property next to the Tonawanda Armory for $18,500 where a maintenance garage was to be built.
1942 — 70 years ago
• Mary Louise Nice was scheduled to be a principal speaker at a testimonial dinner for New York’s “favorite son” Sen. Jim Mead whom Pres. Roosevelt wanted to make governor. Miss Nice, a school teacher, was a Democrat in an overwhelmingly Republican city.
• Funeral services were conducted for Dr. Charles T. Crance, 864 Payne Ave., who died Saturday. Dr. Crance located to the Tonawandas in 1905.