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August 22, 2013

Do You Remember Aug. 22?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

Melanie Stange was named Western New York Youth of the Year.

• The Wheatfield MAiZE – a labyrinth carved into an eight-acre cornfield on Niagara Falls Boulevard – was entering its third year of operation, this time with the maze cut in the shape of the Buffalo Sabres’ logo.

1988 — 25 years ago

• DeGraff Hospital was the first hospital in Niagara County to ban smoking.

• Capt. Bernard J. Cunningham earned his masters degree from Golden Gate University. He was the chief of the Communications and Logistics Branch of the 1877th Communications Squadron at Holllomon Air Force Base. 

1963 — 50 years ago

Robert Bailey and Barbara Steinberg were among the Kenmore Junior High pupils who enjoyed a science program given by Dr. Walter R. Dornberger, vice president and chief scientist at Bell Aerosystems.

• Construction began on a second 350-foot concrete stack at the Huntley Plant on River Road in the Town of Tonawanda.

1943 — 70 years ago

• No paper published.

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