Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago
• North Tonawanda High School senior Mike Fornasiero led the Lumberjack swim team to defeat Lockport 100-73 in a Niagara Frontier League swim meet, giving the Lumberjacks sole possession of first place in the league.
• A 32” high-definition-ready LCD TV was being advertised on sale for $3,998.88 at Rosa’s Home Store.
1989 - 25 years ago
• Tonawanda’s four wading pools were declared in violation of the state sanitary code and were to be replaced by a new $67,000 wading pool adjacent to Kohler Pool.
• Mayor Betty Hoffman’s husband, Henry, accidentally put a Federal Express envelope out with the trash. It contained six $100-a-seat tickets to watch the presidential inaugural parade and several $30-a-seat tickets for one of the balls.
1964 - 50 years ago
• Astronaut John Glenn announced his decision to enter the Democratic race for senator in his native state of Ohio.
• The families of more than 600 engineering employees of Textron’s Bell Aerosystems Co. had the opportunity to inspect the recently completed 75,000-square-foot Aerospace-Rockets Engineering Building at the Bell plant on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
1944 - 70 years ago
• Mrs. James Stanton and her three sons, Jack, 24, Willard, 16, and Samuel, 8, narrowly escaped asphyxiation in their home at 165 Kohler St. The oldest son awoke with a terrific headache and found his room filled with coal gas escaping from the furnace. A neighbor hurried to the Stanton home, threw open the windows and doors and notified police who notified fire headquarters.
• The winning streak of the Live Hose company in the Volunteer Firemens’ Bowling league was brought to an end by the Active Hose company in the last matches of the league. The Actives took two games of the match.