Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Christopher Lane, president of DeGraff Memorial Hospital, received the national 2003 Up & Comers Award from Modern Healthcare Magazine, recognizing him as a rising management star in the health care industry.
• Jay Holler was named as the Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas’ Citizen of the Year. Twin City Ambulance earned the corresponding business of the year honors.
1988 — 25 years ago
• The NT Police Department announced that they had established a confidential phone number, 693-TIPS, for callers with tips on crime. Mr. and Mrs. John Meinzer agreed to relinquish their phone number so that the police could have it.
• The NT United Teachers accused the Board of Education of attempting to “gag” the union by asking them not to distribute anti-school reorganization material during open house. The school superintendent noted that open house was designed for parents to talk to teachers about their children not the union’s position on reorganization plans.
1963 — 50 years ago
• Ellis C. Knobloch, 46, resigned as president of Spaulding Fibre in Tonawanda.
• Contractors began laying steel beams between supports flanking Niagara Falls Boulevard near the Koenig Road intersection. The beams were part of the planned overpass of the new Youngmann Highway.
1943 — 70 years ago
• No paper published.