Tonawanda News — 2002 — 10 years ago
• Christopher Baumler, 10, said he was just being a good neighbor when he noticed an odor of smoke around his Moyle Avenue home, found a fire in his neighbor’s fence, and had his Mom call 911.
• Construction of the new Brighton Golf Dome was underway. It replaced the one that was destroyed in a storm in February.
1987 — 25 years ago
• Teresa Amabile, a North Tonawanda native and now a professor at Brandeis University, was profiled in a “Psychology Today” article. Her research indicates that people in the workplace are more creative when motivated by the value of the work and not external pressures.
• Al Hawkins won first place in the Niagara Challenge Offshore Race at Isle View. He drove a 30-foot cruiser at speeds of over 100 miles per hour.
1962 — 50 years ago
• The race for Governor of New York took center stage with Governor Nelson Rockefeller nominated for a second term at the Republican State Convention in Buffalo and his challenger, Robert Morganthau, nominated at the Democratic State Convention in Syracuse.
• NASA introduced 9 new astronauts, one of which would probably be the 1st American to set foot on the moon. They were Thomas Stafford, Edward H. White II, Charles Conrad, Jr., John Young, James McDivitt, Elliot See Jr., Frank Borman, James Lovell, Jr. and Neil Armstrong.
1942 — 70 years ago
• North Tonawanda Mayor John E. Wallace urged the demolition of the old IRC high speed line bridges, which bisect the city, and their conversion into much-needed steel and iron scrap.
• Miss Shirley Hicks of South Niagara Street and Miss Norma Gademsky of Adam Street left for Rochester where they were to attend the Eastman Dental Dispensary’s School for Dental Hygienists.