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January 11, 2014

Do You Remember Jan. 11?

Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago

Ken Kreger, Tonawanda News bowling correspondent since 1980, bowled his first-ever 300 game at the Mil-Sher Lanes. Kreger had been bowling since 1942.

Eric Miller, Alice Insalaco, Anna Svirgun and Cody Bauth were among the fourth-grade pupils at Spruce Elementary School who were learning about Native American culture from Jay Clause who shared songs, dance and legends during a visit to the school.

1989 - 25 years ago

Mayor Betty Hoffman and her husband, Henry, planned on attending the inaugural of President George H. W. Bush.

• WGRZ-TV announced its “For Kids Sake” campaign to help kids overcome substance abuse issues. The event would end with the 2nd Annual Kids Escaping Drugs Telethon.

1964 - 50 years ago

Nicholas Christopher, operator of the Varsity Restaurant on Young Street for the past 22 years, was retiring after 30 years of catering to the palates of Twin City residents. He had previously operated the Plaza Restaurant on Webster Street.

• Among the many adult courses being offered at Tonawanda High School were group guitar, slide rule usage, Civil Defense disaster nursing, typewriting, and lip reading.

1944 - 70 years ago

• Residents of the Tonawandas raised $6,124,525 during the Third War Loan, enough to “purchase” 81 Airacobras built at Bell Aircraft.

• Despite the critical shortage of coal in Buffalo, mayors of both Tonawandas felt that the situation here was not yet serious enough to warrant any action.

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