Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago
• Arnold Palmer began what was to be his final go-round at the Masters with his army mustered behind him once more to say goodbye.
• A couple weeks before Mighty Taco was set to open at its new location on Niagara Street, several Riveredge residents were concerned that the new facility might bring traffic, loitering and debris to the already-busy area.
1989 - 25 years ago
• In local bowling news, Pat Stefanik rolled his third 300 game and Pat Brick rolled his second 300 game.
• The Town of Tonawanda adopted a “pooper scooper” ordinance that required those who walked their dogs to remove animal feces left on town-owned property and dispose of them in refuse containers.
1964 - 50 years ago
• Gov. Rockefeller went on radio and television to gain support for his controversial liquor reform program. The legislative package called for the lifting of price controls, ending the requirement that taverns serve food and repealing the regulation that set distance limitations between liquor store locations.
• As Gen. Douglas MacArthur was laid to rest in Norfolk, Virginia, students at Spruce School paid tribute to the General with a flag ceremony, the playing of “Taps” and a memorial program in the school.
1944 - 70 years ago
• The pilot of the B24 Judith Lynn, Lt. Charles W. Walters, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Walters, 519 Prospect Ave., North Tonawanda, ordered his men to bail out of the flaming aircraft after being hit by Nazi fire over Ludwigshaven in southwest Germany. The ship was shot down on Jan. 7th and not until early March were the men able to reach England.
• A review of the play “Harriet” featured in the program of the Fortnightly Club meeting held at the home of Mrs. Frank C. Bellinger in Walter Avenue. Mrs. King had seen the play portraying the life of Harriet Beecher Stowe and starring Helen Hayes on a trip to New York. Mrs. Tucker was newly elected president of the club.