Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• The Wheatfield Town Board went on record supporting a town aquatic and fitness center.
• Frank Budway and Linda Goodine promoted the annual American Cancer Society Daffodil Day Sale.
1988 — 25 years ago
• An early morning fire destroyed an office and caused extensive damage to Colonial Ford on Niagara Street in Tonawanda.
• St. John the Baptist School won the Msgr. Martin Parochial League Basketball championship and tacked on the Diocesan title with a 47-43 win over Our Lady of Victory.
1963 — 50 years ago
• Former featherweight champion Davey Moore died of brain injuries sustained when he was knocked out by Sugar Ramos.
• Ninth grade class officers at Kenmore Junior High school were Patricia Mulawka, John Morris, Lorraine Skrobecy, Leonard Lenihan and Norman Mineo.
1943 — 70 years ago
• The North Tonawanda Zoning and Planning Board recommended to the Common Council that property adjacent to Richardson Boat Co. on Sweeney Street and sought by the company as an office building site be classified as an industrial zone instead of residential. The parcel was bounded by Sweeney St., Payne Ave., and Bryant St.
• The First Trust Co. of Tonawanda, which was founded by a pair of home town youngsters with a capital of only $100,000, observed its 50th anniversary with resources of nearly $12 million. On March 27, 1893 the late George F. Rand was only 25 years old when the business was begun as the “First National Bank” at the height of the Lumber Days.