Tonawanda News — 2002 — 10 years ago
• Ann Marie Zon, a former Felician nun, returned to the area to supervise the loading of donated household goods and other supplies that will be shipped back to Nicaragua to help the less fortunate.
• Mike Jowdy won the Premier Breeder Cup and his brother, David, won the Grand Showman for Beef award during 4-H competition at the Niagara County Fair.
1987 — 25 years ago
• Clifford S. Westphal showed his historical knowledge of the Twin Cities as the only one of 60 contestants to get a perfect score in the So You Think You Know The Tonawandas photo contest.
• A line of spectators stood along the shore at Gratwick Riverside Park to watch a demonstration of a hovercraft by Tony Folino who had similar vehicles for sale at his Folino’s Autocare Shop on Niagara Falls Boulevard.
1962 — 50 years ago
• John Baronich, the supervisor of the swim program for the North Tonawanda Parks and Recreation department, reported that 1,192 children were taking lessons at the Payne Avenue Pool.
• Robert Malloy, the Democratic candidate for the State Assembly, opened his campaign headquarters at 3015 Delaware Avenue.
1942 — 70 years ago
• Theodore Coneys, AKA Spider Man, who confessed that he had lived for 10 months in the attic of a Denver, Colo. home after murdering the owner, claimed to have been a former resident of Tonawanda.
• Employees of Buffalo Bolt in North Tonawanda had gone “over the top” in signing up 100 percent to have payroll deductions made for the purchase of U.S. War Bonds.