The Tonawanda News
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.