Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago
• North Tonawanda’s Mike Parker was working on a re-design of the indoor skating ramp he had built and installed in the Rainbow Roller Rink six years earlier.
• Sixty-seven youngsters, both boys and girls, were part of the first graduating class of the Western New York chapter of the Young Marines. Emma Plotner was the youngest girl in the program at age 9.
1989 - 25 years ago
• A total of 125 persons heeded the call for help by the American Red Cross to donate blood to address a critical shortage of blood.
• The Colvin Extension Bridge linking Raintree Island with Ellicott Creek Road was scheduled to be closed for repairs.
1964 - 50 years ago
• The proposed renaming of the New York State Thruway to the “Governor Thomas E. Dewey Thruway” was set to go to the New York State Senate for consideration after having received the unanimous approval of the Assembly.
• Murphy’s store was advertising their stupendous, gigantic, colossal Notions Sale – your choice for 7 cents each included safety pins, straight pins, bias tape, thread, buttons, shoe laces, purse mirrors, brassier holders, lady’s garters, hooks & eyes, combs, bob pins, hair nets, hair bows and 8” plastic doilies.
1944 - 70 years ago
• Juvenile delinquency in North Tonawanda was up more than 400 percent according to figures released by Police Chief Hoefert’s report of the year to the Common Council. In 1942 there were 14 juvenile delinquents whose cases were handled by the police and in 1943 there were 59 such cases.
• North Tonawanda High School gym was the scene of five thrill-packed basketball games in which the Kinzleys beat the Jolly Rogers, 12-4 and the Sixth Ward quintet was thoroughly whitewashed by the Colonel Payne five by the score of 36-0.