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April 11, 2013

Do You Remember April 11?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• Forty NT high school students staged a walk-out to protest what they said were dwindling senior privileges.

• General Motors announced the Tonawanda Powertrain plant would produce a new 3.9 liter engine after a $300,000 upgrade to the facility. GM also got $2 million in incentives from New York state for the project.

1988 — 25 years ago

• St. Peter’s United Church of Christ celebrated its 100th anniversary in a celebration that involved former pastors and excerpts from the original worship service in 1888.

Deacon Lorene Potter was presented for ordination to the Right Rev. David Charles Bowman in ceremonies at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in North Tonawanda.

1963 — 50 years ago

• The nuclear powered submarine Thrasher with 129 men aboard was declared lost at sea. It was the Navy’s worst submarine tragedy in peace or war.

• The American Legion Post 264 Band dedicated a concert to Ruby Hewitt, publisher of the Tonawanda News, in recognition of her efforts to improve and beautify the Tonawandas.

1943 — 70 years ago

• No paper published

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