Friday, 16 May 2008 13:10
Do you remember?
As time slips by, so can our memories. Here are a few tidbits of information from past pages of The Press.
May 1983: 25 years ago
• The Press’s own Julie Gentry is appointed advertising manager after a four-year career as an advertising sales representative.
• Genoa resident Allen Bell finished the Boston Marathon in three hours, 42 minutes and 49 seconds, placing well among the estimated 10,000 runners.
• Matrix Vision of Suburban Toledo announced that their cable television operations would soon be expanding to Clay Center, Gibsonburg and other areas. (Whatever happened to this company?)
• Four mathematics teachers from Eisenhower Junior High in Oregon were awarded the Batelle-Krecker award for quality mathematics instruction. The winners included Robert Anderson, Charles Hyre, Jim Mericie and Ed Dorobek.
May 1988: 20 years ago
• The first issue of PrimeTime Press, a Press publication, was given as a complimentary copy to readers age 55 and over. The monthly publication contained 32 pages in its initial issue.
• The Hourglass Inn in Genoa was offering all the tacos you could eat for $2.95.
• Sun Refining and Marketing paid a civil penalty fine of $25,000 for air pollution violations originating at the Sun Refinery located in Oregon and Toledo.
• A north Oregon domestic dispute resulted in the deaths of 125 pet fish. Apparently, a half-bottle of cologne was dumped in the water that held the fish, valued at over $500.
May 1993: 15 years ago
• The Meijer store in Oregon recently celebrated its grand opening. The 191,000 square-foot giant raised concerns of competition from several nearby retail establishments.
• The Clay Eagles girls track team was holding a solid lock in the standings of the Great Lakes League. The hurdling trio of Erin Johanson, Kristie Belegrin and Valerie Fields were among the Eagles’ team standouts.
• The outdoor sign at the Collins & Parker Pharmacy on Woodville Road was replaced with a newer model. The original sign had been in service since 1956.
• An Oregon fishing pro took second place and a $12,000 cash prize in the Eastern Pro-Am walleye tournament. In three days, Rick LaCourse hauled in 15 fish that totaled 121.46 pounds.
May 2003: five years ago
• Clay High varsity softball coach Brenda Radabaugh earned her 200th career victory as Ashley Henney pitched a no-hitter in a 13-0 rout over Belleville.
• Through 22 years of marriage, Karen and Craig Dunn proved what a great match they have been when Karen donated her kidney to Craig in a lifesaving transplant operation.
• The Village of Walbridge went online with a new Web site. The village further planned to implement an e-mail alert program to inform residents what was going on in town hall.
• U.S. Army Public Affairsman Christopher Selmek of Oregon was in Basra, Iraq with his library card affixed to this foot in his hopes of winning the Oregon Branch Library’s “Where in the World Have You Been with Your Library Card?” contest.