Tonawanda News — 2002 — 10 years ago
• Michael Dziadio, a North Tonawanda city worker, was injured when a parked sewer vacuum truck jumped out of gear, rolled over wheel blocks, and hit him. Another worker, Pat Hutton, jumped into the truck to stop it.
• Bill Hall, 71, a Tonawanda crossing guard, wore an American flag that he found in the garbage to his job outside Fletcher School. He said he wanted to do something patriotic.
1987 — 25 years ago
• On the lunch menu for the Tonawanda Schools was Sloppy Joe on a bun on Monday and tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich on Friday.
• Mike Brown of the Town of Tonawanda was recognized by the Buffalo Region of the American Red Cross as a 5 gallon donor.
1962 — 50 years ago
• A ferris wheel dominated the rides set up on Webster Street as preparations got into full swing for the Twin Cities annual 3-day Old Fashioned Bargain Days event.
• The Rev. Merton L. Baseler, pastor of St. Peter’s American Lutheran Church, Bryant and Thompson Streets, was retiring from active ministry after 46 years, 11 of which were at the North Tonawanda church.
1942 — 70 years ago
• Tarzan and his faithful ape friend Cheeta were puzzled by one of civilization’s gadgets – an alarm clock - in M-G-M’s “Tarzan’s New York Adventure”, currently showing at the Riviera.
• Forty-one Curtiss-Wright employees, two from North Tonawanda, were critically injured when a burning army plane crashed through the roof the company’s airport plant.