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January 23, 2013

Do You Remember Jan. 23?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• The NT High School girls softball team scheduled a softball clinic on five consecutive Saturdays for girls in grades 4-8.

• “Nunsense II: The Second Coming” opened at the Riviera Theatre.

1988 — 25 years ago

Jennifer Vaughn of NT sold 903 boxes of Girl Scout cookies making her the second highest cookie seller in Western New York.

• Members of the Town of Tonawanda Town Board met with State Sen. Walter Floss and Assemblyman Robin Schimminger to discuss their concerns.

1963 — 50 years ago

Marvin L. Marshak, 16, a senior at Kenmore West High School, was one of 327 high school students across the country named “most promising young scientists” as a result of the Westinghouse Science Talent Search.

• The Salvation Army disclosed plans to build a center in the Tonawandas area as part of a five-year program of construction to expand facilities. A temporary office was to be up and running by June.

1943 — 70 years ago

Richard Wilke, age 12, of Niagara Street, Tonawanda, appeared on Billy Keaton’s “Sunday Show” over radio station WGR. He was with other amateurs of Western New York competing for a $10 prize.

Kathleen Smyton of North Tonawanda was among five girls accepted for education in engineering by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation Airplane Division. The girls would be known as Curtiss-Wright Engineering Cadets.

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