Tonawanda News

January 23, 2014

Do You Remember Jan. 23?

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The Tonawanda News

Tonawanda News — 2004 — 10 years ago

• Sirius Chapter Order of the Eastern Star, part of the Masonic Lodge 247 on Minerva Street in Tonawanda, was celebrating its 100th anniversary.

• The Easy Street Big Band and vocalists from the Niagara Falls Little Theatre entertained the audience at the Riviera Theatre in a concert to benefit the Riviera.

1989 — 25 years ago

• Chemical Leaman Tank Lines on Fillmore Avenue celebrated the company’s 75th anniversary. A total of 40 drivers, mechanics, tank cleaners and office personnel were employed by the company.

• Killewald Veterinary Associates opened a new outpatient veterinary office on Payne Avenue.

1964 — 50 years ago

• Tonawanda’s downtown urban renewal program, which had been on the drawing boards for three years, had now progressed to the stage where bulldozers soon would go into action.

• Two members of the Tonawanda News circulation department, Dean Harmon and Jack Laescher, were checking out a huge shipment of more than 4,000 copies of “Four Days,” the American Heritage-United Press International book describing the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The books were to be mailed to NEWS readers within the week.

1944 — 70 years

• No paper published.