Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago
• Kenmore East’s best singers, members of the school’s Company of Song choral group, left for a four-day performance trip to the New York City area including a performance at the U.N. building in Manhattan.
• Mueller Services of Getzville announced that they had purchased the long-dormant Grant Building on Main Street in Tonawanda and would be bringing 200 jobs to the city’s downtown area.
1989 - 25 years ago
• The 82-member Kenmore East High School Band was chosen to lead the annual Easter Monday Parade through Disney World in Florida.
• Franklin Zuchmaier, whose family founded a local chain of department stores that later became part of the upscale Jenss chain, died at 97.
1964 - 50 years ago
• Edward Sommers was selected as the best all-round player in the annual Tonawanda Basketball Clinic. He was awarded the Hank Chase trophy award.
• Boy Scout Troop 574 celebrated its 25 anniversary and awarded Eagle rank to George Kuehn, David Simson, John Raper and James Wodka.
1944 - 70 years ago
• Two bids were received and opened at the North Tonawanda Common Council meeting for the construction of any and all storm drains on Gilmore, from East to Northeast; on Elmwood from the canal north to the state ditch, and at Frontier and South. The three ditches were estimated to cost $15,000 and bids were turned over to city engineer Carl Oelkers.
• Miss Eleanor Exner, member of the junior class at Brockport State Teachers College, was cadet teaching in the seventh grade at the college campus school. Miss Exner, a graduate of North Tonawanda High School, was active in college in the chorus, the French chorus, and a member of the Rho Lambda club.