Tonawanda News

August 4, 2013

Do You Remember Aug. 4?

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• A nationwide network of Amber Alert systems was expected to be in place within the year. Only five states had Amber Alert systems in place in 2001.

State Sen. George Maziarz made a firm promise that the long-delayed Robinson Street Bridge project would finally be completed by the middle of August.

1988 — 25 years ago

• The North Tonawanda Senior Center offered its members lessons in horseshoes. Frank Lawler was the instructor.

Fred and Mary Edwards of the Town of Tonawanda were selected to appear on the Sally Jessey Raphael television show on the topic of mixed marriages.

1963 — 50 years ago

• No paper published.

1943 — 70 years ago

• American G.I.s took Caronia on the northern coast of Sicily and headed towards Messina while the Allied Command geared up for the invasion of Italy.

• Fire Chief Fred Knight took a step to ease the housing shortage for war workers by converting the Black Horse Tavern on River Road into apartments.