The Tonawanda News
Tonawanda News — 2004 — 10 years ago
• North Tonawanda alderman-at-large Larry Soos was lamenting that the Common Council had failed to live up to the expectations of its citizens and had instead deteriorated into the most political of bodies.
• State Sen. George Maziarz announced that a $10,000 state grant had been garnered to help restore Sweeney Cemetery.
1989 — 25 years ago
• General Motors announced plans to invest $26 million in the Tonawanda Engine Plant to meet the demand for its 4.3 liter, six-cylinder engine.
• Keith Zawadzki of the Town of Tonawanda received his Eagle Scout award. His project entailed refurbishing the clothing room at ECMC by collecting used clothing.
1964 — 50 years ago
• Peter Stetler, a senior at Kenmore West High School, was nominated for appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md. by Sen. Jacob Javits.
• Mrs. Bertil Lindberg wore her bridal gown and carried purple violets and white gardenias when she was installed worthy matron of Augustus H. Crown Chapter 619, Order of Eastern Star, at Oddfellows Hall, corner of Oliver and Schenck Streets.
1944 — 70 years ago
• The Chain Workers Union of Tonawanda met for their monthly meeting at the Eagles Hall on Morgan Street, corner of Delaware.
• MGM presents the big Gershwin musical Girl Crazy starring Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland at the Riviera Theater.