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December 12, 2012

Do You Remember Dec. 12?

Tonawanda News — 2002 — 10 years ago

• After five years of having no boys swimming team, Tonawanda High School’s Warriors now had a squad, although, with only 4 swimmers, it was the smallest squad in Section VI.

• Caring Clowns at St. Christopher’s Parish had fun telling inspirational stories to students. Sue Lindner, a teacher at the school, organized a peace assembly to help the children learn how to make peace and keep peace.

1987 — 25 years ago

• Assemblyman Robin Schimminger, Erie County Legislators Len Lenihan and Chuck Swanick, Mayor David Miller and Supervisor Ron Moline announced their support for expanding Isle View Park by 30 acres.

• Clinton Park was rededicated to the memory of William Johnson by Mayor David Miller at ‘Christmas in the Park’ ceremonies.

1962  — 50 years ago

• The Fishman Company announced that it will be closing its stores in Tonawanda and Kenmore. The company said that it was getting out of the variety store business and moving to a chain discount store with 70,000 square feet of selling space.

• The Ken-Ton Jaycees held a series of public forums on the proposed Kenmore City Charter.

1942 — 70 years ago

• A Canandaigua man was killed in heavy snow on Ellicott Creek Rd. by a car driven by Mrs. Bernice Stemper. She was directed to two police stations while attempting to report the accident to authorities as it occurred outside Tonawanda city limits.

• Last night’s blackout went off with few hitches although police stopped NT Mayor Wallace’s car on Wheatfield St., and he had to inspect the city on foot.

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