Tonawanda News — 2003 — 10 years ago
• Lola Reppenhagen selected by President Bush as a “Point of Light” founded the organization Blind Leading the Blind that offers services, tips and outing for the visually impaired.
• Even though Bryan Egge scored 30 points, the Cardinal O’Hara Hawks dropped a 61-50 decision to visiting Eden High School.
1988 — 25 years ago
• Assistant City Attorney Paul Sikora announced plans to leave his post to accept an appointment with the Niagara County District Attorney’s Office.
• A sellout crowd of more than 3,000 auto racing enthusiasts attended the Coors Niagara Indoor Midget Racing Competition at the Niagara Falls Convention Center. 49 cars participated in the event.
1963 — 50 years ago
• For the first time in major league history, Sunday night games were included in the official 1963 National League schedule.
• Western New Yorkers were recalling the collapse of the “Honeymoon Bridge” at Niagara Falls which had occurred exactly 25 years ago due to an ice jam in the Niagara Gorge similar to the one now piled up at the same location.
1943 — 70 years ago
• While on their way home from Delaware School, Jerry Harp and Charles Britton, found a billfold containing $107. The lads turned the billfold over to Patrolman Charles Jendrian.
• Twenty-five royal blue uniforms for members of the auxiliary fire department in Tonawanda were received by Police Chief George Marohn. Fire Chief C. Grover Rech was expected to distribute them to volunteers.