The Tonawanda News
Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Jordan Joseph, 7, was among the first to ride the carousel during the grand opening of Olcott Beach Park.
• After winning the Kentucky Derby two weeks earlier, Funny Cide routed the Preakness field, moving one step closer to a potential Triple Crown win.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Tonawanda Parks Superintendent, Bob Peters, presented a plan to the Council that called for locating 25 campsites at the west end of Niawanda Park.
• Mark Swartz received his Eagle Scout award at a Court of Honor held by Troop 501 of the North Presbyterian Church.
1963 — 50 years ago
• George Papai won the actual singles with a 653 score and the all events category with a 1902 score at the Tonawandas Bowling Association Tournament.
• Jim Hurtubise qualified for the Indy 500 with a speed of 181.357 mph.
1943 — 70 years ago
• North Tonawanda City Engineer Carl Oelkers announced that city equipment would be used to plow large Victory Gardens throughout the city – those approximately 50 by 100 feet.
• The Niagara Drive-In Theatre, located on the Boulevard north of Sheridan, was featuring “Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch.”