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May 24, 2014

Do You Remember May 24?

Tonawanda News —  

2004 - 10 years ago

• The City of Tonawanda received a $40,000 matching grant to help with the addition of another 649 feet of floating dock space at Gateway Harbor.

• The Exchange Club of the Tonawandas named North Tonawanda High School student Steven Vollmer Youth of the Month.

1989 - 25 years ago

• Five Pentecostal families who left the Soviet Union to escape religious persecution settled in the Town of Tonawanda where they were being sponsored by the New Covenant Tabernacle Church.

• The annual St. Francis Lawn Fete featured pony rides, games, picnic food and a chicken barbecue.

1964 - 50 years ago

• No paper published.

1944 - 70 years ago

• Tonawanda Police responded to a call from George Kohler whose outboard motor boat had been stolen from a dock behind his auto repair shop at 29 Young St.

• The Twin Cities were set to premiere in a major bond drive which was to begin with the launching of a flotilla of navy landing craft from the Bison Shipyard which would sail via the canal to the Statue of Liberty selling war bonds.

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