July 23, 2012

Lookback: July 23 to 28


---- — 25 YEARS AGO — 1987

▶ Avis Inc. has pledged $50,000 to Malone’s Alice Hyde Medical Center’s fundraising campaign. It’s the largest pledge made thus far in the campaign and pushes the hospital one step closer to its $1 million goal. The money will go toward a $9.2 million addition to the hospital.

▶ The Charlie Daniels Band is returning to the Olympic Center this Saturday, just a year after the band’s last visit. In an interview, Daniels told the Press-Republican, “We’re happy to be going back to Lake Placid.”

▶ It’s been more than a month since 16-year-old Kari Lynn Nixon went missing during a grocery-store run. Hundreds of volunteers have spent thousands of hours searching but a lead has yet to be found.

50 YEARS AGO — 1962

▶ Plattsburgh State University College is now offering another 10 scholarships to area high-school seniors interested in electing the workshop seminar, history and the philosophy of science. Each scholarship is valued at $40.

▶ A poll taken by the Press-Republican shows that the Plattsburgh Town Board will likely turn down the proposition of building a sanitary landfill next to the airport.

▶ According to U.S. Customs, nearly 80,000 Canadians crossed into Clinton County this weekend, for a total of 15,960 vehicles and 75 buses.

▶ The William H. Miner Foundation has transferred $2 million in land and structures to Chazy Central Rural School District. The Chazy school is just one of several beneficiaries of the William H. Miner Trust.

75 YEARS AGO — 1937

▶ The New York state alcohol tax fund has brought $15,908 into Clinton County and $11,571 to Essex County this quarter. The funds, which totaled $4,261,899 statewide, are divided between the counties based on population.

▶ Tupper Lake’s Gun and Sports Club released more than 1,000 speckled trout into the Bog River.

▶ The Plattsburgh YMCA is hosting a moonlight cruise on Lake Champlain as a fundraiser. The cruise will take place next week as a part of the Old Home Week program and will last roughly three hours.

▶ A Point au Roche farm owned by Charles Miner suffered $3,500 in damages after lightning struck the hay barn opposite their house, igniting a fire. Neighbors were able to save the livestock, but 70 tons of hay and farming equipment in the building were destroyed.

100 YEARS AGO — 1912

▶ Malone’s new mounted policeman has been making rounds around the village and is doing a solid job of looking out for speeders on the roadways.

▶ Plattsburgh Theater has announced that it will host George “Honey Boy” Evans and his 60 dancers, comedians and soloists later this month.

▶ A Beekmantown fire destroyed the Delaware & Hudson Railroad Station, with damages totaling $15,000.

▶ More than 100 business owners are expected to attend a meeting tonight regarding the upcoming Merchants Week in Plattsburgh.

— Compiled by Contributing Writer Kate Wait