Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Both Norman and Joan Engel of North Tonawanda and Thomas and Carol Lucas of Tonawanda were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries.
• Paige Winiarski was named Canal Fest Teen Princess and Jennifer Idziak was named Canal Fest Queen at ceremonies at the Riviera Theatre.
1988 — 25 years ago
• The Governor signed new legislation requiring that automatic telephone dialing devices disconnect as soon as a party on either end terminates the call.
• Jean Harmon, secretary to Tonawanda Mayor David L. Miller, graduated magna cum laude from Canisius College with a 3.8 grade average.
1963 — 50 years ago
• More than 1,000 teenagers turned out for the first summer activity sponsored by the North Tonawanda Recreation Department and North Tonawanda Youth Board. The “Splash and Dance” party began with swimming in the Payne Avenue Memorial Pool followed by dancing on the park grounds.
• New officers of the Stephen Sikora Post 1322, American Legion, included George Fire, James Hewitt, William Miles, Walter Zdrojewski, and Victor Sieracki.
1943 — 70 years ago
• North Tonawanda soldier Pfc Casimir Lucewicz of the U. S. Army Air Corps was awarded the ‘Distinguished Flying Cross.” Pfc. Lucewicz had flown more than 50 missions.
• The City of Tonawanda’s old trolley rails still buried beneath the streets were offered by Mayor Hackett to the government’s Agency for War Metals.