Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago • The UB Family Medicine Center, which had left DeGraff Memorial Hospital after ten years at that location, moved to 2447 Sheridan Drive. The move came two months after a dispute with Kaleida Health.
• The North Tonawanda Common Council approved hiring four new police officers. The hirings came with the possibility of four or five present officers retiring in the next year.
1988 — 25 years ago • Payne Junior High School announced that Students of the Month were Lelanya Kraus, Timothy Merrill, and Kelly McNamara.
• The students at Cardinal O’Hara High School adopted a red-tailed hawk from the Buffalo Zoo as part of the finale to ‘Spirit Week’.
1963 — 50 years ago • Gloria Swanson appeared on TV’s “Dr. Kildare” in the same type-cast role she had grown used to since she starred in “Sunset Boulevard” – an aging former star living in a world of unreality.
• Boy Scout Troop 621, organized under auspices of the North Tonawanda Housing Authority, was granted its charter. Scoutmaster was Robert Moll.
1943 — 70 years ago • William Jacques, age 16, of Zimmerman Street, was the first boy to attain the rank of Eagle Scout in the Tonawandas during the past 8 years.
• Three young future homemakers representing the Tonawandas, Irene Thiele, Loretta Knight and Betsy Grainge, were scheduled to be interviewed on the Daughters of the American Revolution Victory Cookbook Contest radio program to be heard over Station WHLD