Tonawanda News — 2004 — 10 years ago
• Jerry Trunzo Jr. of North Tonawanda was set to appear on tomorrow’s broadcast of “The Price is Right.”
• Construction of the National World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. was expected to be completed within a couple months with official opening ceremonies being planned for Memorial Day weekend.
1989 — 25 years ago
• All 95 indoor spaces had been sold out for the T-NT Trade Expo ‘89 to be held at the North Tonawanda public works facility on Erie Avenue. Two outside displays would also be included.
• Dan and Bill Williams of West Seneca were constructing a boat repair shop and sales facility at 560 River Road in North Tonawanda.
1964 — 50 years ago
• Keller’s Restaurant on Adam Street advertised delicious food, generous portions, courteous service, gracious atmosphere and modest prices.
• The Ranger 6 spacecraft was launched with the purpose of obtaining close-up images of the moon’s surface. Ranger 6 landed on the edge of the Sea of Tranquility but the mission failed when the 6 onboard cameras failed to operate.
1944 — 70 years ago
• Mrs. Edwin Sherk, 172 Zimmerman St., was startled to see a tall figure peeping in her window. Her husband dashed outside and surprised the peeper who barely had time to vanish off down the street leaving his bicycle behind. It was neatly and expertly camouflaged.
• Winning three games from the Niagaras in their last match, the Actives entrenched themselves firmly in first place in the standings of the teams of the Volunteer Firemens Bowling League of the Tonawandas. The Columbias forged into second place by scoring a close sweep over the Delaware “B” team.