Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Peter Gfroerer chided Barbara Tucker for not correctly identifying Elliott Creek as the waterway behind Picnic Creek.
• St. Amelia’s Parish in the Town of Tonawanda celebrated its 50th anniversary.
1988 — 25 years ago
• A “gentleman’s agreement” between the Niagara Frontier Theater Organ Society and Dr. Edward Bebko, owner of the Riviera Theater, resulted in keeping the historic Webster Street landmark open.
• Brian Woolson of Boy Scout Troop 212 received his Eagle Scout Award in a Court of Honor at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
1963 — 50 years ago
• North Tonawanda City Court Judge Catherine Rowley Lautz and Mrs. Mildred Kinsley were honored by the North Tonawanda Democratic Ladies Club for their political and civic activities.
1943 — 70 years ago
• Rudolph G. Hils of 120 Grove St., Tonawanda, assistant superintendent of the Buffalo General Hospital, was inducted into membership in the American College of Hospital Administrators. His father, the late Rev. Andrew Hils, was pastor of the Salem Evangelical and Reformed church for many years.
• Thefts of two automobiles from garages in Tonawanda prompted police to issue a warning to motorists to lock their garages and remove ignition keys from the machines at night. Robert Keock of 62 Hill St. and Dr. Vincent O. Ball of Clinton Street both had machines taken from their garages.