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August 29, 2013

Do You Remember Aug. 29?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

Tim Schmitt, a 1988 graduate of Tonawanda High School, was named managing editor of the Tonawanda News.

• NT Fire Chief David Rogge presented 50-year service badges to seven members of the Columbia Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 – William Whitmore, Everett Hosmer, Paul Rumbold, William Cowles, Thomas Pendleton, Conal Martin and Robert Chapman.

1988 — 25 years ago

Sue Sheldon of Tonawanda was one of only 10 instructors chosen to attend the U.S. Dressage Federation National Seminar in Michigan.

• SportsPlex on Ridge Road in North Tonawanda advertised their programs that included indoor soccer, volleyball and racquet sports.

1963 — 50 years ago

John Pohrte, operator of a Texaco service station at 129 Main St. in Tonawanda, was the Tonawanda winner of the 1963 “Service Station of the Year” contest sponsored by the New York State Petroleum Council.

• Two miners, who had been entombed for 14 days following a mine cave-in in Sheppton, PA, were pulled up safely through a newly cut 309-foot-deep rescue shaft.

1943 — 70 years ago

• Eleanor Roosevelt was flown to Auckland, New Zealand and Australia to tour American military hospitals and camps and to visit American servicemen there.

• North Tonawanda Rationing Board hours were to be extended to accommodate the exchange of old B&C coupon books for gasoline.

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