Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• The North Tonawanda High School football team’s 22-game winning streak in Section VI was snapped by a loss to Orchard Park.
• State University at Buffalo architecture professor Hiro Hata was putting together an alternative plan to the proposed Gateway Harbor which would include the much-maligned boathouses.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Samples of ash-like residue that were collected and tested by NYS Department of Environmental Conservation were found to be unburned coal dust. The source of the dust had not been determined.
• The Payne Avenue Christian Church celebrated its 100th anniversary.
1963 — 50 years ago
• North Tonawanda’s Democratic candidates were asking for citizens’ votes in the upcoming election with this line: Why doesn’t our city have an urban renewal program?
• Friday night’s TV lineup included: “Route 66” with Marty Milner, “Twilight Zone,” “Burke’s Law” with Gene Barry, and “77 Sunset Strip” with Efrem Zimbalist, Jr.
1943 — 70 years ago
• After two years of strenuous and State-prize-winning war effort of South Siders, Mayor Clarence A. Hackett and GOP Council Presidential candidate Edward J. Williams appeared certain of a rousing vote on their “all out records.” Hackett, nominated on the Republican and American Labor tickets, backed enthusiastically by the United Labor Committee and with a solid war effort behind him seemed likely to run up one of the biggest votes in city history over his little known opponent Charles Browning.
• With literally thousands of youngsters in attendance at the Halloween parties sponsored by the Tonawanda and North Tonawanda War Councils, the Boys Club, and the Boy Scouts, the Tonawandas experienced one of the quietest Halloween celebrations ever known here.