Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• The Praxair Foundation announced that it would donate $1 million to the Women and Children’s Hospital to help fund the hospital’s $2.5 million emergency room expansion.
• John White organized a benefit at the American Legion Post 264 featuring several local bands to help Tim Ellman, a foreman with the city’s recreation department, face a second bone marrow transplant.
1988 — 25 years ago
• The Town of Tonawanda sought state grant monies for the construction of a $1.6 million enclosed swimming pool to replace Delaware Pool.
• Voters in the Ken-Ton school district approved a ballot measure to sell the former Washington School to Benchmark Development for $550,000.
1963 — 50 years ago
• Kerry O’Hara was appointed to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He joined his brother, Cadet Timothy O’Hara, who had been appointed two years earlier
• Almon E. Fisher of the Town of Tonawanda, whose heroic efforts in France during World War II gained him the Medal of Honor, was one of 234 medal recipients honored by President John F. Kennedy and Mrs. Kennedy at a White House reception.
1943 — 70 years ago
• A varied musical program was in store for Twin Cities music lovers when the Tonawanda and North Tonawanda school musicians combined to aid in the sale of bonds for victory.
• Rumors of his imminent retirement were characterized by North Tonawanda Police Chief Fred A. Hoefert as “just plain baloney.”