Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Tonawanda Mayor Jack Gallagher, in his State of the City address, said that uncertain amounts of state aid and rising costs of health care and retirement benefits were expected to set the city in a financial bind.
• At the DeGraff Memorial Hospital open house, the DeGraff Women’s Auxiliary presented a $25,000 check to the hospital’s new president, Christopher Lane. Nearly 300 residents and guests visited the hospital as it showed off new equipment.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Peter Somerville of Lincoln Ave., North Tonawanda, was recognized by the American Red Cross as a 10-gallon blood donor. Mr. Somerville had been donating blood since high school.
• David Bolea, Susie Krull, and Mike McAnulty were among the students at St. John Lutheran School on Ward Road who were practicing for an operetta, “Fat, Fat Jehoshaphat.”
1963 — 50 years ago
• Local Rep. William E. Miller asked the House Public Works Committee to approve a survey of ice conditions in the Niagara River, stating that he was greatly concerned over the serious and threatening ice jam in both the east and west branches of the river.
• LaVerne Way, general chairman of the North Tonawanda Heart Drive, and Raymond Trudeau were mapping out plans for “Heart Days for Business,” an upcoming week-long fund drive.
1943 — 70 years ago
• The Boy Scouts of America, celebrating their 33rd birthday, chose as their theme for the year: “Toughen Up! Buckle Down! And Carry on to Victory.”
• Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Glickstein Jewelers on Main Street, Tonawanda, was offering a “Sweetheart Trio” for $39.75. The package included an engagement ring, a wedding band and a diamond cross.