Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Plain white lunch bags were being transformed into works of art by troop leader Kim Sperrazza and her Brownies as part of their project for Make a Difference Day at Benjamin Franklin Elementary School.
• Immanuel Lutheran Church was presenting a concert featuring Dove Award nominee and pianist Joseph Martin.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Enos & Sanderson, a Town of Tonawanda company which originally supplied horseshoes and wagon parts to customers, was sold to Klad Industries for $1.75 million. The company was now distributing industrial supplies and employed 35 people with plans to add another 15 jobs in the next year.
• Cliff Mayes of Tonawanda won an award for Best Gold Fish and Best Egg Layer in a competition sponsored by the Federation of Aquarium Societies.
1963 — 50 years ago
• Buffalo Bills quarterback Jack Kemp was the principal speaker at the St. Francis of Assisi Holy Name Society Sports Night program.
• Neumann Motors Inc., 4141 Delaware Ave., had less than a week to vacate its property, the last occupied building in the path of the new Elmer G. H. Youngmann Memorial Highway.
1943 — 70 years ago
• Mrs. Catherine Rowley Lautz, active civic leader and the Tonawandas’ only woman lawyer, opened her campaign for Children’s Court Judge of Erie County with a kickoff meeting called by Senator Jim Mead. Mrs. Lautz was accorded a good chance against the incumbent Judge Victor D. Wylegala.
• Charles Cooper, head of the big amalgamated local of Rem-Rand, Richardson Boat and Wales-Strippit, and Clinton Benware, leader of the UER and MWA at Durez, were re-elected vice-president and trustee of the union’s District 3 which included 75,000 members from Schenectady to the Frontier.