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.