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The Press celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Once a month until the end of the year, I will take you on a short trip through The Press archives.

The exits on The Nostalgia Highway are at 10 year increments. Enjoy the trip.

November  2002
News: Butch Komives was scheduled to appear at Genoa Jewelers. Butch played 10 years in the NBA and in his senior year at Bowling Green State University averaged 36.7 PPG.

Dyrk Ashton, an Eastwood grad who appeared in Columbia Pictures’ Jungle Book II in the role of the snake charmer Karait, came home to teach film production at the University of Toledo.

Oregon residents voted down secret meetings (executive sessions) for Oregon Council, 65 to 34 percent.

Louise and Amy Allen, East Toledo sisters ages 15 and 12, won an essay contest and a free trip to New York City to celebrate the 90th birthday of the Oreo cookie.

Sports: Northwood finished the regular grid season undefeated at 10-0.

Five-foot tall Margo Frederick of Genoa became the career assist leader for the Comets volleyball team while garnering Honorable Mention All-Ohio.

Derek Besgrove, Clay grad and Walsh University Junior, set a school record when he rushed for 317 yards in a 31-7 win over Geneva.

Dave and Kristin Habegger, father and daughter, won coach and player of the year awards in the GLL for leading the Clay Eagles volleyball team to a league championship and a 20-5 record.

Price check: Johnnys on the Spot sold a carton of Marlboros for $29.84; Tom’s Tire advertised a lube, oil and filter change for $17.95

Hot then, gone now: Team Super Fitness, Great Eastern; The Lost Isle Bar & Restaurant, Curtice.

November  1992
News:  Don Monroe, executive director of River East Economic Revitalization Corporation, accepted the Community Commitment Award from the Lucas County Port Authority for the redevelopment of four buildings, including the 1882 historic Weber Block, which brought 35 tenants and 300 jobs to East Toledo.

The Walbridge Post of the Ohio Highway Patrol was given use of a 1988 Chevrolet IROC Camaro Sports Coupe with a 5-liter, V-8 engine for 30 days. Raymond Pacheco, Trooper of the Year, was awarded the keys.

Rose Auction Company was hired to liquidate the assets of Chris’ Supper Club and the Berman Christmas Shoppe. The complex was once a popular locale for weddings and a destination spot for tours from Canada.

Sports: Cardinal Stritch cut its football season short by one game. The Cards last game was a 60-7 loss to rival Clay. The team finished 1-8 and was outscored 352-21. Of the 18 players on the team at the time, 10 were freshmen.

Steve Michaelis, Oak Harbor and Curt Lemmerbrock, Eastwood, were named the best linemen in Northwest Ohio in the respective divisions. 

Price check: Ranch Steak & Seafood, Oregon, offered two eggs, toast, potatoes, sausage and bacon for $1.99; Mon Ami advertised a Sunday brunch for $8.95; Rite-Aid in Oregon was selling a 12-pack of 12 ounce cans of Coke for $2.75.

Hot then, gone now: Walbridge Market, Walbridge; Damschroder’s Dry Goods, Elmore; Stoll’s Pharmacy, E. Toledo; Starr Jewelers, E. Toledo.

November  1982
News: Oregon Judge Donald Petroff found an Oregon councilman guilty of criminal mischief for violating the state’s sunshine law by twice turning off the tape recorder of a Press reporter covering a council meeting. 

Sports: The Woodmore girls cross country team, with a 6-1 record, qualified for the state meet.

Clay Eagles named to the first team All-GLL grid team were Ed Madison, Jamie Ondrus, Jeff Utter, Karry Hiser, Phil Grivanos and Jeff Roe.

Price check: Macy’s Travel advertised round-trip airfare to Las Vegas for $278; The Cornerstone Inn listed an all-you-can-eat bar-b-que rib dinner for $7.75; Steinle Olds was selling a 1983 Olds Cutlass for $9,597.

Hot then, gone now: Mode-O-Day, Woodville Mall; The Bank of Elmore, Elmore; Scotland Yard, Oregon.

November  1972
News: Lake Junior High held a mock election and elected Republican Richard Nixon over Democrat George McGovern 337-217, a 61 to 39 percent shellacking.

The Ottawa County Extension Agency warned farmers about high moisture levels in the soybean crop and made recommendations to reduce crop losses after heavy rainfall and flooding.

Sports: Gibsonburg’s Steve Conklin was named first team SLL at defensive end and Perry Buchanan was selected  by his teammates as most valuable runner in cross country

Price check: Super Dollar Markets advertised hamburger at 67 cents a pound and Banquet pot pies for 16 cents for an 8 ounce pie.

Citizens Savings was paying 5 ¾ percent interest on CDs with a two-year term.

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