Tonawanda News

May 12, 2013

Do You Remember May 12?

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• The Spaulding Fibre site in Tonawanda was stuck in a state of suspended deterioration as bankruptcy proceedings continued between involved parties in a New Hampshire court.

• Venders at the North Tonawanda City Market were welcoming new technology that would allow some customers to pay for their fresh vegetables and plants with the state’s new electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cards.

1988 — 25 years ago

• The SPCA seized 110 birds and 27 felines from a Buffalo home.

Joseph Corey of Cardinal O’Hara High School and Kathryn Antowlinakis of Kenmore East High School visited Congressman John LaFalce at his Washington office as part of a leadership program sponsored by Union Carbide.

1963 — 50 years ago

• Combat-equipped federal troops were sent to Birmingham, Alabama after two dynamite bombs destroyed the home of civil rights activist A. D. King and the Gaston motel headquarters of the movement.

• The original Glen Park Casino was renovated into a 1,000 seat supper club in the style of the Follies Bergere in Paris. 

1943 — 70 years ago

• The North Tonawanda Council, Knights of Columbus, assembled at the attractive club house at Wheatfield Street and Payne Avenue to celebrate the 19th anniversary of the organization and to burn the mortgage.

• Guards at the Durez plant reported a fire on Nash Road that ended up destroying an automobile, barn and team of horses. A hennery of 400 chickens and the residence were saved.