Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• The Seneca Indian Nation’s decision to build their second casino in Cheektowaga, rather than in revenue-starved Buffalo, was the topic of a high-level strategy session in Albany.
• Lisa Warning was busy getting things organized in her new store on Webster Street – Personal Touch Scrapbooking.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Parson’s Drug Store in Tonawanda was purchased by the Fay’s Drug Store chain and was scheduled to be closed within a week.
• “The Jackson 5,” led by local resident Patty Emerick impersonating lead singer Michael Jackson, took first place in the 1988 Air Band Concert competition as part of Canal Fest activities.
1963 — 50 years ago
• The Bel Canto Quartet, consisting of Tonawandans Patricia Yannello, Mary Grace Gore, Clinton Berry and Robert Caple, was making a guest appearance with the Buffalo Symphonia Orchestra at Kleinhan’s Music Hall.
• Carl T. Koehnke was honored for his 40 years of service as teacher, principal, choir director and organist at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and School in North Tonawanda.
1943 — 75 years ago
• Mayor Clarence Hackett had been noted for his activities on the War Council, in housing, on scrap and bond drives, and had won the endorsement for re-election from the “United” Labor Unions of the Twin Cities.
• T-NT residents were successful in their drive to collect a large quantity of phonograph records for “our fighting men” in service.