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September 26, 2013

Do You Remember Sept. 26?

Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago

• Mighty Taco announced plans to move from its Main Street location to the Hollywood Video Plaza on Niagara Street.

• A new state law required adequate shelters for dogs left outdoors in inclement weather. Violators would be fined.

1988 — 25 years ago

• For the third time in a month, fire raged through St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, this time virtually destroying the church and closing its adjacent school.

The Rev. Barbara Harris was elected to the position of assistant bishop for the eastern Massachusetts diocese, making her the first woman bishop in the Anglican Communion’s 450-year history.

1963 — 50 years ago

John Bush and Thomas Boergens were awarded Carnegie Medals for Heroism. The two teenagers saved the life of a girl who was drowning at Empire Beach near Sherkston.

• Members of the Sheridan Taxpayers Association Merger Study Committee claimed that a “City of Kenmore” could cost $200,000 more than the present village/town government structure.

1943 — 70 years ago

• No paper published.

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