Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• The Tonawanda News and Chamber of Commerce teamed up to hold candidate debates.
• Gold Star Mothers met at the First Presbyterian Church on Broad Street as part of the 67th Gold Star Mothers Sunday. The day honors mothers and families who lost their children and loved ones in battle or while serving their county.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Construction of a new NOCO retail gasoline outlet and express shop was under way at the intersection of Williams Road and Niagara Falls Boulevard.
• Tully Plumbing and Supply Center was constructing a new warehouse on the rear of its property at 46 Webster St.
1963 — 50 years ago
• No paper published.
1943 — 70 years ago
• Stella’s Beauty Shop at 59 Webster St. was open until 8 p.m. daily except Saturday for the convenience of defense workers. It advertised itself as the “Most Popular Permanent Wave Shop in the Tonawandas.”
• The Niagara Frontier Racing Pigeon club concluded a successful young bird racing season with a 300 mile event from Columbus, Ohio. Sixty-nine birds were entered from Twin Cities lofts. Alderman Curtis Newman clocked the first bird with an average speed of 591.33 yards per minute.