Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Alex Goldbach, 7, made a $3 donation from his allowance to the Ellwood Fire Company. The company showed its appreciation by giving Alex a fire hat, smoke detector and a tour of the fire truck.
• The Tonawanda Fire Department received $189,270 and the Adams Fire Company received $100,800 in federal grants for new equipment.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Jason Reimer, Lielah Borycki, Courtney Smith, Mandi Benns and Becky Witkop were all prize winners in the Summer Reading Program at the Tonawanda Public Library.
• North Tonawanda City Clerk George Maziarz returned from an 11-day trip to Poland which included a breakfast meeting with Lech Walesa in Gdansk.
1963 — 50 years ago
• Charles Heylum was promoted to manager of the Spaulding Fibre Spaulditen Laminated Plastics Department.
• The United Way of the Tonawandas set its campaign goal at $182,802.
1943 — 70 years ago
• The Board of Directors of the YWCA announced that Miss Martha Tully had accepted the position of Younger Girls’ Secretary on its staff. Miss Tully was a citizen of North Tonawanda, a graduate of Buffalo State Teachers College, and had three years of successful teaching experience.
• For the first time, penicillin was used to treat staphylococcus albus which attacks the white blood cells and usually proves fatal in 14 days. Treated with an initial dose after 14 days of hovering between life and death, Morris Glassman seemed to be rallying.