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March 21, 2014

Do You Remember March 21?

Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago

• Kenmore East’s best singers, members of the school’s Company of Song choral group, left for a four-day performance trip to the New York City area including a performance at the U.N. building in Manhattan.

• Mueller Services of Getzville announced that they had purchased the long-dormant Grant Building on Main Street in Tonawanda and would be bringing 200 jobs to the city’s downtown area.

1989 - 25 years ago

• The 82-member Kenmore East High School Band was chosen to lead the annual Easter Monday Parade through Disney World in Florida.

Franklin Zuchmaier, whose family founded a local chain of department stores that later became part of the upscale Jenss chain, died at 97.

1964 - 50 years ago

Edward Sommers was selected as the best all-round player in the annual Tonawanda Basketball Clinic. He was awarded the Hank Chase trophy award.

• Boy Scout Troop 574 celebrated its 25 anniversary and awarded Eagle rank to George Kuehn, David Simson, John Raper and James Wodka.

1944 - 70 years ago

• Two bids were received and opened at the North Tonawanda Common Council meeting for the construction of any and all storm drains on Gilmore, from East to Northeast; on Elmwood from the canal north to the state ditch, and at Frontier and South. The three ditches were estimated to cost $15,000 and bids were turned over to city engineer Carl Oelkers.

Miss Eleanor Exner, member of the junior class at Brockport State Teachers College, was cadet teaching in the seventh grade at the college campus school. Miss Exner, a graduate of North Tonawanda High School, was active in college in the chorus, the French chorus, and a member of the Rho Lambda club.

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