Tonawanda News

December 15, 2013

Do You Remember Dec. 15?

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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.