Tonawanda News

June 30, 2013

Do You Remember June 30?

The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

Earl Cottrell and Bill Lipczynski of Rescue Co. No. 5 voiced their dissatisfaction with the recommendation of the city’s recent fire study to move Engine No. 5 from Strad Avenue to Nash Road.

• The lights on Broadway were all set to be dimmed in honor of four-time Academy Award winning actress Katherine Hepburn who had died at age 96.

1988 — 25 years ago

• The Allan C. Hill Great American Circus raised its big top in the field adjacent to Tonawanda City Hall.

• ‘Taps’ was sounded in Fort Erie, Ontario, as U.S. and Canadian soldiers stood side by side on a shaded lawn where their predecessors traded musket fire 174 years earlier during the War of 1812.

1963 — 50 years ago

The Rev. Matthew A. Pushkar of Pittsburgh preached his first sermon as the new pastor of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church on East Felton Street.

Matt Piorkowski presented his Twilight Accordian Band at the 3rd annual Accordian Concert in Pine Woods Park. The youthful accordionists included: Pat Kutianski, Dennis Socha, Annette Panek, Rosemary Schmieder, and Larry Wesolowski.

1943 — 70 years ago

Douglas Brawley, son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Brawley of 169 Elmwood Park West, attained an honor never before attained by a student at Tonawanda High School by being the unanimous choice of the faculty for membership in the National Honor Society. A junior in the South Side school, he was one of five in his class to be chosen to the society. He was manager of the school swimming team.

The Rev. and Mrs. Carl Frankenstein were honored guests at a delightful surprise party at their home in Wheatfield Street, the occasion having been their 30th wedding anniversary. Supper was served in the garden for 30 relatives and friends.