Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• No paper published
1988 — 25 years ago
• About 2000 strikers in Gdansk, Poland carrying Solidarity banners and marching behind a cross left the Lenin Shipyard after Lech Walesa called on them to end their strike.
• The Rev. Mark Szanyi, OFM Conv., a native of the Town of Tonawanda, was named principal at John Carroll High School in Fort Pierce, FL.
1963 — 50 years ago
• No paper published.
1943 — 70 years ago
• William L. “Pop” Ramsey, North Tonawanda director of parks and recreation, was reported in serious condition in a Detroit hospital after being stricken on board a boat while en route to Detroit. He was reported to be suffering from kidney stones complicated by toxic poisoning.
• Charles E. Hewitt Jr., publisher of the News of the Tonawandas, and former Third Reich correspondent, was guest speaker at the Lions Club in Prospect House, Niagara Falls. He held out “inside information for an early end to the war in Europe if we continue to get all the breaks and if the American public redoubles efforts now that victory is in sight.”