Tonawanda News —
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.