Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• “Cat in the Pulpit,” a book authored by Louise Sink, included tales based on her cat, Fluffy, that intertwined humor, intrigue and a spiritual application.
• The Grove Street Christian Church marked its 150th anniversary.
1988 — 25 years ago
• North Tonawanda High School principal John T. Mahoney, on sabbatical as a seminary student, submitted his resignation as principal to enter the priesthood.
• Former North Tonawanda youth Paul Kucera won the Florida State PRIDE Science Competition, an acronym that stands for Program to Recognize Initiative and Distinction in Education.
1963 — 50 years ago
• Members of the Tonawanda High School class of 1953 — Jerold Constable, Janet Papp, Jay and Janet Holler and Peter Hayes — planned their 10th reunion at Warren’s.
• Town of Tonawanda and Village of Kenmore officials issued a 132 page charter proposal for the City of Kenmore. The proposal differed from an earlier proposal in regard to the power of the mayor and number of council members.
1943 — 70 years ago
• Highest honor that a US Air Force flying cadet could hold was awarded to a North Tonawanda boy, Andrew J. Mathias, who was appointed a wing commander, corresponding in rank to lieutenant colonel in the giant AAF pre-flight school in San Antonio. Texas.
• The first annual championship matches held under the direction of the Tonawanda Bowling Association had its beginning in the Flash alleys. The mayors of both Twin Cities were on hand to lend color to the opening by throwing the first ball down separate alleys.