Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Bills quarterback Drew Bledsoe was preparing to play in the upcoming weekend’s game despite experiencing a few lingering post-concussion symptoms after being kneed in the back of the helmet.
• Libby Reif, a 16-year-old junior at Tonawanda High School, was chosen as the Star Student in recognition of her involvement in school, community, clubs and activities.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Two daughters of Cora Whelan both became nuns but in two different orders. Sister Brenda became a Sister of Mercy and her sibling, Sister Mary Barbara, a Franciscan Sister of Williamsville.
• Andrew Proto, past president of the Tonawanda Rotary Club, was nominated for the position of district governor of Rotary International District709.
1963 — 50 years ago
• In response to frequent complaints about North Tonawanda’s use of inadequate, river-front land for its city dump, the council was looking into purchasing a monster trenching, compressing, depositing and backfilling mobile unit designed by D & J Press Co., Inc.
• Kelly’s Country Store on Grand Island was advertising “Things of the Past” including hard and soft candies as part of its Old Fashioned Christmas Shopping promotion.
1943 — 70 years ago
• Local 303, United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America, CIO and the Rudolph Wurlitzer company of North Tonawanda, signed a contract after several months of negotiation, union local president Sam Brown announced.
• Fred Schwartz of Tonawanda and Harry F. Krueger of Krueger road, Wheatfield, enjoyed a most pleasant hunting trip into the deer country near Franklinville in Cattaraugus county. Mr. Schwartz managed to get a good shot at a plump spike buck. He was back home ready to take his place in the afternoon shift at his place of employment. Mr. Krueger came home with a perfect specimen of a four point buck.