The Tonawanda News
Tonawanda News — 2003 - 10 years ago
• Fallen Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein was found hiding in a dank hole that had become his home.
• Bingo halls, like the American Legion Post 264 on Main Street in Tonawanda, were reporting a drop in revenues due to the new smoking ban in New York State.
1988 - 25 years ago
• Third Ward Alderwoman Susan Gregg, chairman of Tonawanda Council’s Budget Committee, cited shrinking revenues and increased operating cost as challenges the committee faced as they worked on the 1989 budget.
• Students of Robert Cerone’s class on American Society and Government visited NT City Hall to learn about city government.
1963 - 50 years ago
• No paper published.
1943 - 70 years ago
• Two of Tonawanda’s ice skating rinks were in use and a third was being prepared for the use of skaters. The ones being used were known as the Ives Pond and the Grant Street rinks. A building for the use of skaters at Ives Pond was opened and floodlights were erected.
• Miss Marian G. Burns, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Burns, 24 DeKalb St., was elected vice-president of the Bethany College French Club at Bethany College, Bethany, W. Va. Miss Burns was a sophomore at Bethany, having graduated from Tonawanda High School with the class of ‘42.