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June 26, 2014

Do You Remember June 26?

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2004 - 10 years ago

• An eight-foot metal cross was taken from Ascension Catholic Church. The cross was valued at $5,000 and was erected when the church was built 150 years ago.

• Sikora Post held a Polish sausage dinner for $6 per person.

1989 - 25 years ago

James Grobe was ordained at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in North Tonawanda. The Rev. A. W. Moldenhauer officiated at the ceremony.

• Frieden’s United Church of Christ made plans to mark their 100th anniversary with a banquet at Sikora Post and evening of fellowship.

1964 - 50 years ago

• The Amateur Radio Association of the Tonawandas sponsored an exercise at Veterans Park designed to test their emergency capabilities in the event of a power failure or destructive storm.

Richard Frasier of the City of Tonawanda caught a four-pound, 22-inch long trout at Wiscoy Creek.

1944 - 70 years ago

• The NTHS Class of 1944 graduated 210 students. Harold Schwartz delivered the Valedictory. THS graduated 143. LaVern Hardy was the valedictorian.

• A directive issued by the Rationing Board noted that the gasoline rationing stamps for the “A” card would only be good for 3 gallons and the “B” and “C” cards for 5 gallons through to August 8th.


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