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February 10, 2014

Lookback: Feb. 10 to 16

25 YEARS — 1989

• Mooers officials and town residents are still buzzing over the township’s successful participation in the Champlain Centres Community Christmas Program and the Mooers Town Day. Many Mooers businesses and organizations set up displays and townspeople had an opportunity to show off their community pride. The Mooers Christmas tree ornament, a cow that depicts the importance of dairy farming in the area, was auctioned off for $220, which was donated to the Mooers Fire Department Rescue Squad. 

• The USS Lake Champlain’s recent voyage from its ship yard in Pascagoula, Miss., around the southern tip of South America and up to San Diego caused damage to the ship’s bow, which will be repaired with steel instead of aluminum. Students in schools throughout Clinton County will be learning about Pacific geography as they follow the Navy’s newest Aegis-class cruiser on its voyages. They will watch video tapes and read accounts prepared by Commander Capt. Ralph Martin and his crew. 

• A state inspection of monitoring gauges used for waste-water discharge at the International Paper Company Ticonderoga Mill has confirmed union claims of inaccuracies. The Department of Environmental Conservation found that two gauges used to monitor the flow of treated waste water were calibrated in different units, possibly resulting in discharges about 25 percent higher than displayed. IP releases about 12 million gallons of treated waste water a day into the lake and has a stringent self-monitoring program. 

50 YEARS — 1964

• Dan Meegan, guidance director at Keeseville Central School, arranged for 24 educators in Clinton and Essex counties to fly to the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to see what the Air Force offers young men learn. Transportation was a C-54 provided by the Air Force. The group toured the facilities and was briefed by officers on the type of men the Academy accepted. “They’re looking for a top-notch man in every respect,” Meegan said. 

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