Tonawanda News — 2004 — 10 years ago
• Phyllis Phillips, a staffer for the United States Olympic Committee, prepared to leave for Athens, Greece. Her job was to distribute venue entry tickets to athletes and their families at the 2004 Olympics.
• Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton visited the Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station to meet with local officials regarding BRAC’s plans to close the facility.
1989 — 25 years ago
• James Tasker of Tasker’s Bells on Young Street donated a complete set of Reader’s Digest books for young readers to the Tonawanda summer school reading program.
• Maryalice Demler was one of 20 women competing for the title of Miss New York State.
1964 — 50 years ago
• Senator Barry Goldwater was way out in front as the 28th GOP Presidential Convention got underway in San Francisco.
• Sister M. Julia M. A., the former Mary Witkowski of North Tonawanda, returned home after a five year assignment in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Sister was a 1930 graduate of Our Lady of Czestochowa parochial school in NT.
1944 — 70 years ago
• A special children’s pet parade was held at the Kohler Street playground. Judges on hand awarded war stamps (saving stamps) as prizes for the best pets.
• The help-wanted column of the News listed several ads for women and men workers of which Buffalo Steel Co in Gastown noted a special part time victory shift from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.