Tonawanda News — 2004 — 10 years ago
• Highland Elementary School was recognized by the State Education Department as the most improved school in a suburban district after a four-year assessment of statewide performance on English language arts exams.
• Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra principal pops conductor Marvin Hamlisch announced the return of the BPO to Artpark for three weeks during the coming summer season.
1989 — 25 years ago
• At a press conference Oxbow Power Corporation of Delham, Mass., outlined plans for building a $64 million cogeneration plant on Erie and Walck Roads.
• Representatives of Erie County, the Buffalo Convention and Visitors Bureau and UB traveled to Sofia, Bulgaria to lobby to bring the 1993 World University Games to Buffalo.
1964 — 50 year ago
• Tonawanda’s $2.5 million downtown urban renewal project was listed as the 100th renewal project in progress in New York state.
• Hurricane-type winds were recorded by the anemometer on top of the ore bridge at the Tonawanda Iron plant. For six hours the wind was clocked at a steady 60 to 70 mph and there were a total of 18 gusts of more than 100 mph during the afternoon.
1944 — 70 years ago
• The Red Cross Workers and Dom Polski, Oliver street in North Tonawanda, began sewing on January 17 with much work completed. They completed 10 bathrobes, three pair pajamas and five pair rompers.
• FUN NIGHT Every Tuesday night American Legion Hall 60 Main Street Tonawanda BIG CASH AWARDS BIG JACKPOT Admission 45 cents—tax 5 cents- total 50 cents.