Tonawanda News — 2004 - 10 years ago
• The new Tops Market being built on Meadow Drive in North Tonawanda near the high school was all but complete. A summertime ribbon cutting was expected.
• The Spirit of Ontario, a deluxe, five-story-tall catamaran with room for 774 passengers, 238 cars and 10 trucks and buses, was soon to be zipping across Lake Ontario between Rochester and Toronto.
1989 - 25 years ago
• Ron Theel and 45 other artists and craftsmen dressed in colonial garb as they sold their wares at the Colonial Arts and Craft Show at the Boulevard Mall.
• The NT Council approved contracts for $57,524 for the construction of a one-story, cinder block restroom facility at Fisherman’s Park.
1964 - 50 years ago
• The Soviet Union released three U.S. Air Force fliers that were held captive after their RB66 aircraft was shot down when it veered off course during a routine training flight and flew into East German air space. The Soviets labeled the incident as a spy flight.
• The epicenter of one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded ravaged Alaskan cities including its capital, Anchorage. Fires, building collapses and tidal waves plagued the state. Tidal waves were also felt in Hawaii, Japan and Southern California.
1944 - 70 years ago
• The Post War Planning Committee of the Erie County Board of Supervisors launched a plan to secure the construction of a four-lane highway in the bed of the abandoned Erie Canal between the South Grand Island bridge and the dividing line between Erie and Niagara counties in the City of Tonawanda.
• Mrs. O. W. Schingeck of 308 Delaware St., Tonawanda, entertained 12 little girls at a birthday party in honor of her daughter, Joan’s, 10th birthday. Music and games were enjoyed, each winner being awarded an amusing prize. Mrs. Schingeck was assisted by Miss Ann Jackson and Miss Marilyn Schingeck.