Tonawanda News —
2004 - 10 years ago
• The Buffalo Gladiators, a semi-pro football team, signed an agreement with the City of Tonawanda School District to use Clint Small Stadium as their home field.
• Randall Wark of Kenmore enlisted in the Air Force and reported to Lackland Air Force base in Texas for basic training.
1989 - 25 years ago
• Rick Azar announced plans to retire after a 24-year career at WKBW-TV. He was partnered with Irv Weinstein and Tom Jolls.
• The City of Tonawanda offered free tennis lessons for youths and adults.
1964 - 50 years ago
• Ronald Marchewka, president of the NTHS Band, along with 75 band members, 12 chaperones, six baton twirlers and two color bearers, were making final plans for a bus trip to the New York World’s Fair where they were slated to give two concerts in the New York State Pavilion at the fair.
• About 70 youngsters splashed in Tonawanda’s newly-opened wading pool behind the junior high school. The new facility replaced the city’s former wading pool at Main and Roosevelt which was torn down to make room for the new library.
1944 - 70 years ago
• The first black bear reported in this area in 50 years was tracked down and shot by Ben Donner near Saunders Settlement Road.
• All sales of used passenger cars were placed under price ceilings by the OPA (Office of Price Administration). This included 23 makes and 6,000 models of cars.