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March 23, 2013

Do You Remember March 23?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• Meteorologists at the Buffalo Weather Station reported that this winter was the coldest winter in 24 years and the 8th coldest in the station’s 40 year history.

• The New York State Legislature debated the merits of a smoking ban.

1988 — 25 years ago

• William and Elaine Lane Davis, along with their daughter Rebecca Davis Hunt and granddaughter Adriene, were celebrating the 50th anniversary of their family owned business – Lane Jewelers.

• Chris Heiser, Kara Wantz, Jenny Smith, Kristie Spencer, Tracy Nowark and Joanna Mitchell were among the more than 55 students at Payne Junior High School who raised $1,500 in a Jump Rope for Heart marathon.

1963 — 25 years ago

• The Kenmore Presbyterian Church Senior Choir performed a composition, “Magnificat and Nune Dimittis,” that was written by church member Dowell Multen.

• Grove Street Christian Church marked its 110th anniversary with special services, an open house and an anniversary banquet.

1943 — 70 years ago

• Welfare clients in North Tonawanda now received cash relief under war-born streamlined plans advocated by the State Dept. of Welfare and accepted by the Common Council. They received semi-monthly checks for food, light, rent, clothing and gas.

• Mrs. J J McLaughlin, Nurses’ Aides Chairman, American Red Cross, urged women to serve as nurse’s aides. Classes were held twice weekly. Eight women were already certified.

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