Tonawanda News — 2004 — 10 years ago
• After five minutes and 59 seconds of scarfing down pizza, Jonathan Capanycla won the fastest eating contest at the International Pizza Tournament and won a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
• Kristi Dukoff of Tonawanda received a bachelor of science degree in food service management from the Hospitality College at Johnson and Wales University.
1989 — 25 years ago
• The North Tonawanda Common Council voted to ban skateboarding and roller skating on city streets, but allowed it on sidewalks. Violations carried a fine of $5 up to $250.
• The City of Tonawanda Common Council informally authorized Greg Holler of Niagara Construction to proceed with plans for a marina adjacent to Eastern Park along Ellicott Creek.
1964 — 50 years ago
• WANTED: 2,000 kids and parents to enjoy a fabulous nite at Fantasy Island at a 75 cent savings per person during Tonawandas Nite – July 14.
• Immanuel Lutheran Church installed the Rev. Paul W. Czamanske as its new pastor, having been without a permanent pastor since last July when the previous pastor, the Rev. Theodore Schroeder, accepted a call to a church in Minnesota.
1944 — 70 years ago
• Employees of the Rudolph Wurlitzer Co, twice winners of the Army-Navy “E” Award, gained additional pride as their DeKalb Division received this honor.
• Coast Guardsman Stanley Pasiak, on duty in the Pacific, had written to his folks on Falconer Street that the only English spoken by a Japanese POW taken aboard his L.S.T. was “Tojo no good!”