Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• North Tonawanda Common Council members, along with the city’s traffic safety committee, were kicking around the merits of the terrace parking law, which for now would remain the law.
• North Tonawanda’s Ohio School ranked 19th among 229 Western New York elementary schools assessed in Business First’s monthly journal.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Sue Ann Miller of Kenmore was recognized as a five gallon blood donor.
• The Tonawanda Clown Band, started in 1963, celebrated its 25th anniversary.
1963 — 50 years ago
• After 60 years of service, Sir Winston Churchill, 88, announced that he would not seek re-election to the House of Commons.
• Bell Aerosystems announced the development of the “Combo, “a ground effect machine (GEM) that rides on a cushion of air over land, water, ice, mud and marsh with the ability to surmount obstacles up to a foot in height. Operational tests were done in Wheatfield and Buffalo.
1943 — 70 years ago
• No paper published.