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June 27, 2014

Do You Remember June 27?

Tonawanda News — 2004 — 10 years ago

Lt. Richard Graf retired from the Tonawanda Police Department after 29 years of service.

Ann Marie Moscovic was promoted to co-director of admissions at Canisius College.

1989 — 25 years ago

• The Franciscan Friars left Cardinal O’Hara because of a lack of personnel. The Franciscans taught at the school since it opened in 1961.

• The Tonawanda Merchants Association sponsored an “Old Fashion County Jamboree” in downtown Tonawanda.

1964 — 50 years ago

Patricia Scott and Carlene Hintz were the first graduates of the DeGraff Memorial Hospital School of Medical Technology.

Frank Sinatra had been cast in the leading role of “Von Ryan’s Express,” a movie based on a novel about the escape of American and British POWs from a prison camp during World War II.

1944 — 70 years ago

• The American Legion Auxiliary Tonawandas Unit No. 264 passed out its annual Americanism Awards. The recipients were the outstanding history students of all the local public and parochial schools.

• A NEWS item noted: “The James E. Strates Carnival Show forgot its monkeys and 3 simians reported to be roaming in the Nash Road/high-speed line area.” It turned out to be only a rumor that launched an ill-conceived monkey hunt.

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