25 YEARS AGO — 1987
▶ The new Champlain Centre Mall in Plattsburgh, upon completion, will produce $725,000 in land and school taxes annually. Including the taxable $41 million that financed the building, Clinton County's tax base will be raised from $15 million to $20 million.
▶ Plattsburgh's old Turner mansion — currently Turner Heights apartments — was the inspiration for former resident Dave Smiths new text adventure computer game, "Mystery Mansion."
▶ The first Irish group to ever play in Plattsburgh, Shamrock Paddy, will be performing at the Plattsburgh and Clinton County Chamber of Commerce's annual Irishmen of the Year Breakfast and a number of other places in celebration of St. Patricks Day.
▶ The North Country Big Brother-Big Sister organization raised $32,000 in pledges at their annual Bowl-For-Kids'-Sake at Plattsburgh Lanes. The event attracted more than 700 bowlers, who are now eligible to win a free membership to the Plattsburgh YMCA.
50 YEARS AGO — 1962
▶ The Traveling Playhouse professional performing group out of New York City, known for their children's plays, will visit Plattsburgh and will be putting on "Pinocchio."
▶ A passenger train going from Montreal to Albany collided with a truck at a grade crossing in Crown Point. The driver, a Ticonderoga man, was killed in the accident.
▶ Two 18-year-old airmen from Plattsburgh Air Force Base are scheduled for hearings on charges of attempted grand larceny after trying to steal a sedan from Clinton Street.
▶ Women's spring fashion this year in Plattsburgh has been greatly inspired by First Lady Jacqueline "Jackie" Kennedy, the look having taken hold of most downtown clothing stores.
75 YEARS AGO — 1937
▶ St. John's High School Glee Club will present "The Wishing Well," an Irish musical comedy in spirit of St. Patricks Day. This is their second performance of this play in the past week; it has become a decided hit with the audience. A full house is expected.
▶ President of the Mineville School Board, Alvin Cummings, has received communications demanding that the board announce its reasoning for terminating the jobs of the high school principal and two teachers. The demand was signed by 228 Mineville students, who are threatening to strike if they don't get the answers they're looking for.
▶ Lake Placid's historic Stevens Hotel, which previously attracted presidents of the United States and a number of foreign notables — once valued at over $500,000 — went up for auction on $13,000 back taxes.
▶ Clinton County is one of 13 New York counties to open beaver season for the first time in two years. There is a six beaver limit per hunter.
100 YEARS AGO — 1911
▶ The machines at the Plattsburgh shirt factory are finally up and running full time again after months of the business being in depression.
▶ The decision of the state highway commission to change the truck highway route to the west of Rouses Point has cause a stir in the village, causing Rouses Pointers to openly accuse Supervisor John Crook of working in the interest of Champlain instead of the whole town.
▶ 258 Margaret St. is the home of a new barber shop and—shortly—a candy store, run by Fred Mischler.
— Compiled by Contributing Writer Kaitlyn Wait