Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago
• The Rescue Fire Company’s bingo hall and St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, both in North Tonawanda, were granted waivers from the State’s new smoking ban.
• Educators from Kazakhstan ended a three-week tour of American Schools with a visit to Cardinal O’Hara High School. Five principals from the former Soviet republic toured the buildings and met with administrators and students.
1989 - 25 years ago
• Leo Damore, author of the heralded bestselling book on Sen. Ted Kennedy’s involvement in the drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne, returned to his childhood home of North Tonawanda.
• Erie County Legislator Chuck Swanick announced that the Isle View Park expansion plans had been finalized and that groundbreaking was set for mid-summer.
1964 - 50 years ago
• The French Donut Shop at 143 Main St., in Tonawanda invited residents to a “donut party.” Customers could buy a pint of vanilla ice cream for only 15¢ with the purchase of a dozen donuts.
• Richard and Mel Quast of Norton Auto and Home Store on Webster displayed seven canoes, a sailing dinghy and outboard motor boats that they planned to display at the Buffalo Boat Show.
1944 - 70 years ago
• No paper published.