Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• The Freedom Schooner Amistad arrived in Buffalo for tours. A wooden re-creation of the 19th century ship, it told the story of the Amistad incident of 1839 when 53 Africans were illegally kidnapped from West Africa and sold into the transatlantic slave trade.
• With the closing of Turner-Carroll High School, Angelo Sciandra became the football coach at Cardinal O’Hara.
1988 — 25 years ago
• The American Legion Band of the Tonawandas Post 264 once again won first place in the senior band competition at the American Legion’s national convention in Louisville, Kent. North Tonawanda’s Sikora Post band took third place.
• The most negative political advertising campaign ever was expected in the fall from two presidential candidates who were close in the polls and close on the issues.
1963 — 50 years ago
• A “baby tornado” brought down the tops of trees and damaged a shed and barn on Bear Ridge Road in the Town of Pendleton.
• Bell’s IGA advertised T-bone steaks for 89 cents a pound, Nifty Waffles for 7 cents a package and ice cream for 43 cents a half-gallon.
1943 — 70 years ago
• No paper published.