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May 28, 2012

Lookback: May 28, 2012

25 Years ago—1987

Saranac’s high school senior sociology teacher Robert Butler recently held a full scale mock wedding for his students, illustrating the cost involved and the seriousness of getting married in today’s society. The students involved had the chore of not only pricing everything in the wedding, but also figuring the cost of having a baby.

Plans are being made to restore the Almanzo Wilder farm in Burke after the property was purchased by Malone’s Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder Association for $20,000 in the beginning of June.

An original oil painting of the Valcour Island Lighthouse on Lake Champlain by award-winning local artist Rennie Fenwick is being unveiled by the Clinton County Historical Association, who will be selling prints of the painting as a fund raiser to help preserve the lighthouse.

50 YEARS AGO—1962

State Comptroller Arthur Levitt has announced that Clinton County will be receiving $74,000 for welfare in the month of June, in comparison to Essex County’s $46,000.

Thirty-six year old Carl Franklin of Ellenberg Center was rushed to the Physician’s Hospital after suffering severe lacerations to his hand after a cartridge in the high-powered rifle he was firing exploded.

Plattsburgh Lodge’s youth Elks program was declared the best in New York at the state convention in Buffalo last week. The club is now eligible to participate in a national competition in Chicago in July.

75 YEARS AGO—1937

Thirty-one of the state’s free public camping sites are opening this weekend, including a new site at Meacham Lake between Malone and Paul Smiths.

Everyone in Plattsburgh is reminded to turn their clocks ahead one hour due to daylight savings time.

Patsy O’Connor, the 87 year old sole survivor of Malone Post Grand Army of the Republic, will be the only civil war veteran to participate in Malone’s Memorial Day ceremony.

100 YEARS AGO—1912

▶ Two Lozier cars have been entered in the Memorial Day Indianapolis speed races.

Voters in Saranac elected not to construct a new iron bridge across the Saranac river at Moffittsville.

Plattsburgh resident Mrs. Libbie Pects has sold her Tupper Lake property — the Windsor Hotel — to John Arnold of that village for a total of $7,000.

— Compiled By Contributing Writer Kaitlyn Wait 

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