Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Nicholas Eckert, 15 of Youngstown, invented an illumination tackle box after juggling a flashlight while trying to knot his lure onto a fishing line.
• The Helfrich family celebrated four generations – Robert, a great-grandfather, Richard, a grandfather, Brian a father and Evan an infant son.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Five persons who helped apprehend a robbery suspect at Wurlitzer Pharmacy were presented with certificates of appreciation at a meeting of the North Tonawanda Common Council.
• Kenmore United Methodist Church hosted a concert with Ray Repp, his guitar and music. Mr. Repp, who had worked as liturgical music consultant at Cornell University, had given concerts throughout the U.S. and Europe.
1963 — 50 years ago
• Past Governor William Hamilton presented Arthur Richie with a Kiwanis Club Charter for the new Sheridan-Niagara Club.
• Tonawanda Police rescued a 19 year old boy from an ice flow in Ellicott Creek. The boy and 2 friends were playing along the shores of Eastern Park when the ice they were on broke away from the shore.
1943 — 70 years ago
• All previous records for the number of money orders issued in the Tonawandas in any one day went by the boards yesterday and were attributed to the last minute rush of citizens to pay their income taxes. The total number issued at the main post office and substations was given as 4,163.
• Mayor Clarence A. Hackett announced the appointment of Mrs. Rose E. Guzzetta of 60 Elmwood Park West as a member of the Tonawanda War Council. The appointment of Mrs. Guzzetta, who organized and is the head of the Drivers Corps of Tonawanda, gave direct representation of this important group on the War Council.