Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Nicole Sonier, an 8th grader at St. Matthew Lutheran School, was granted American citizenship.
• The Tonawanda Sportsman Club held its annual dinner and auction.
1988 — 25 years ago
• The Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority and the Buffalo Bisons were teaming up to encourage patrons of the new ballpark to use special Pilot Field express buses in an effort to alleviate parking congestion in Buffalo.
1963 — 50 years ago
• The Soviet Union accepted the U.S. proposal for a “hot line” telephone connection between Moscow and Washington to ease the threat of nuclear war.
• Ken Rice, former tackle for the Buffalo Bills, began working at Dick Fischer Athletic Goods at 44 Main Street.
1943 — 70 years ago
• St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church, Wheatfield and Bryant streets honored its pastor, the Rev. Carl A. Frankenstein, at a special service in commemoration of the thirtieth anniversary of his installation on the first Sunday in April 1913. A large attendance filled the church auditorium to capacity.
• Tonawanda city was granted a license by the Federal Communications Commission to operate a two way short wave radio station in conjunction with the defense protection setup.