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July 12, 2013

Do You Remember July 12?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• NT Police Chief Stiles welcomed four proud new officers — Jeffrey Shiesley, Richard Wydysh, John Snopkowski and Joshua Cress — after they graduated from the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy.

• The American Legion Post 264 planned to break ground on a $200,000 renovation project that would make the nearly century-old building handicapped accessible, including the installation of an elevator.

1988 — 25 years ago

• Kenmore resident Van Geroux was invited to participate in Liberation Day ceremonies on the island of Guam, commemorating the U. S. Marines’ landing and liberation of the island on July 21, 1944.

• Jamie Weissenburg and Dan Ljiljanich, members of the Tonawanda High School tennis team, were wearing victory smiles after prevailing in the 30th annual Western New York Junior Tennis Championships.

1963 — 50 years ago

• A small metal device, which accurately controlled the flow of liquids — such as rocket fuel — was expected to boost the future potential of Liston Manufacturing Inc. of Fillmore Avenue. Liston was supplying the device for several of the nation’s leading missile, aviation and electronics firms.

• The New York State Power Authority was all set to dedicate its new Power Vista, a glass-enclosed visitor’s observation building atop the Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant. Former Authority Chairman Robert Moses was slated to be one of the speakers.

1943 — 70 years ago

• Two candidates sought election to the Union Free School District No. 1 which comprised North Tonawanda. The candidates were Dr. Thaddeus Reszel and Charles Lavey.

• Joan Maurer of Felton Grammer School was announced as one of the winners of the National Victory Cookbook Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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