Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Opened since 1939, Page’s Restaurant, home of the Whistle Pig, was put up for sale.
• Niagara University’s Purple Eagles scored a 3-2 victory over the Air Force Academy’s Falcons during a college Hockey America match.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Church Women United of the Tonawandas elected new officers: May Lee Lane, Shirley Conley, Ruth Woods and Patricia Bigler.
• “Roy Nagle’s Buffalo” and “Images of Buffalo’s Past” exhibitions of 18th and 19th century photos were on display at the Goldome Gallery.
1963 — 50 years ago
• Henry Hendron, who was born a slave in Orange County, Virginia, died at age 113. Death followed a virus infection complicated by pneumonia and his age.
• John F. Kopczynski, head of St. Mary’s Manufacturing Co. and a former mayor of North Tonawanda, was suggesting as an alternative to the All-American Canal the utilization of Niagara County’s lake shore as an industrial and port center
1943 — 70 years ago
• Union barbershops in the Twin Cities were expecting to boost their price of hair cuts from 60 cents to 75 cents and the price of a shave from 30 cents to 40 cents.
• Friends of Pvt. Benjamin Stover were surprised to get a glimpse of him in the film “New Soldiers are Tough” when it played at the Riviera.