Tonawanda News

April 20, 2013

Do You Remember April 20?

The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• Navy Airman Jeremy Tylec of North Tonawanda participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom while assigned to the aircraft carrier Harry S. Truman.

• Boxer Baby Joe Mesi served as honorary chairman for the AIDS Family Services fundraiser Center Stage.

1988 — 25 years ago

• Fourth Graders Michelle Gramaglia and Jennifer Anaya were among the students and cafeteria workers in the Ken-Ton School District that celebrated the Chinese New Year by dressing in Chinese costumes and enjoying a Chinese lunch.

• Tops Friendly Markets planned a grand opening of its new store on Niagara Falls Boulevard at the corner of Robinson.

1963 — 50 years ago

• The fifth Annual Tonawandas Day at Crystal Beach was set for August 21.

• Taylor Devices announced that it had developed a low-cost liquid spring for commercial use. The spring can be used for vehicle suspensions, door closures and machine tools.

1943 — 70 years ago

• Miss Emma C. Barnard, clerk of the North Tonawanda Board of Health for the last twenty years and Registrar of Vital Statistics for the past nine, submitted her resignation. It was learned that the chief reason motivating her resignation was the annual salary figure of $1,380, believed to be out of proportion to the voluminous work performed in these positions.

• The North Tonawanda common council was permitted to advertise bids for two short wave radio receiving sets. Fire Chief Fred C. Knight wanted to use one on Hook and Ladder No.1 as an aid in directing the firefighting equipment of the city; the second one would be a spare police radio.