The Press Newspaper
Remembering Kelpie, Sir Mack Rice and a collie’s trek to Canada
The exits on The Nostalgia Highway are at 10 year increments. Enjoy the trip.
Genoa Retirement Village opened its 20-unit assisted-living facility.
Cardinal Stritch celebrated its 40th anniversary.
In sports, J.D. Bergman, Oak Harbor, capped off a 43-0 season with a pin to win the Ohio High School State Championship at 189 pounds.
Bob McCloskey, a long-time East Toledo activist, announced his run for Toledo City Council after Mark Pietrykowski announced he would resign.
Kelpie, an Australian manufacturer of pick-up trucks, announced it would delay construction of a $140 million factory in Northwood due to tight credit and a slumping auto market.
Twenty-two residents attended a Woodville Council meeting to support an ordinance calling for a leash law for cats. They accused cats of killing birds and using gardens as litter boxes. Later that month, Mayor Richard Harman said the village couldn’t find anyone to board wayward cats and he could not enforce a leash law.
The Danberry Realtors announced its Oregon office set a company sales record for March with 54 residential transactions totaling $4.02 million.
The East Toledo Club started a rehab project on a duplex on Oak Street in East Toledo. “Not a nickel of government money has been used,” stated Paul Hecklinger, coordinator.
Sir Mack Rice, author of Mustang Sally recorded by the Young Rascals, headlined a night of blues music at the Sun Oil Rec Center.
Federici also said, “I think the citizens of Oregon would be shocked at the salaries of some of our officials. These people are very highly paid for a city of this size.”
The last person Sandy Diebert of Martin expected to take a phone call from was the dog catcher in Leamington, Ontario. But, one week after her pure-bred collie, Sonny, went missing, the dog catcher called with good news, according to Press reporter Jennifer Smith. Sonny was in Canada.
The story, however, left many unanswered questions. How had Sonny traveled to a city 30 miles east of Windsor when the wind-chill hit -50 during the week ending February 4th? Did Sonny cross frozen Lake Erie? Was he picked up by a snow-mobiler or ice fisherman who assumed he was lost? Was he kidnapped and released after a 140-mile drive from home?
Sandy’s husband, Walt, and their two sons, made the drive to Leamington, paid a $55 boarding fee and brought Sonny home.
The family was thankful Sonny wore a license on his collar.
Hot then, gone today: Carter Lumber, Millbury; Haylo Market, Genoa; Walbridge 5-Star, Walbridge; Circle Star Western Store, Bono; and State Home Savings, Pemberville & Gibsonburg.
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