Tonawanda News

May 2, 2013

Do You Remember May 2?

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The Tonawanda News

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.