The Tonawanda News
Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• St. Francis cheerleaders took third place in the Villa Maria Cheerleading Competition. The squad included Amanda Mooney, Gina Sparacino, Kourtney Westherby, Magggie Peterson, Alyssa Muryani and Julia Cathertson.
• Students at Fletcher Elementary school held a bake sale to raise money for postage to send letters to soldiers who had been deployed to the War on Terror.
1988 — 25 years ago
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1963 — 50 years ago
• The United Mine Workers Union at Sement-Solvey voted to strike.
• Residents of the Ken-Ton School District went to the polls to vote on a ballot proposition that called for $1.6 million in financing to construct a 2-story school to be built on Riverview Boulevard that would hold 750 pupils.
1943 — 70 years ago
• Superintendent of North Tonawanda schools BA Leonard announced that the Board of Education would receive a federal grant of $13,500 to establish three child care centers, to be used for care of children whose parents were in war work. The child care centers were for 65 preschool children and 225 school age children in North Tonawanda. One unit already operated at Gilmore School.
• A varied and entertaining program was given at the pop concert sponsored by the Women’s Guild of the North Presbyterian Church under the direction of Mr. Raymond McIntosh. The master of ceremonies was Mr. Stuart Hunt and Mrs. William Follendorf was the general chairman.