25 YEARS AGO — 1987
▶ Plattsburgh's 29th annual Irishman of the Year award was presented to two individuals this year, John and Helen Ianelli. The award is given to the person — or in this case, people — who contribute generously to the community as a whole.
▶ The Keeseville Elks Club donated money and materials to assist in building Dannemora resident Kevin Courture — born with cerebral palsy—a new wheelchair access ramp to his home.
▶ Eastern Precision Casting, a 2½-year-old small Plattsburgh industry, has received a $750,000 expansion loan that could eventually swell it's 16 person labor force to 150.
▶ The WCFE's Movie Marathon in Plattsburgh raised $69,000 falling short of it's fund raising goal by about $6,000. "Considering our technical difficulties, which took us off the air for a while, the hockey tournament and the good weather, we did very well," said Melissa Davis, the station's director of development and community relations.
50 YEARS AGO — 1962
▶ "Youth on Parade," the annual youth variety show will be held at the Lodge of Elks in Plattsburgh and will be televised on WPTZ.
▶ The Press-Republican's second annual "Best Recipe Contest" begins, open to residents in Clinton, Essex and Franklin counties. More than 700 entries were made last year, and a larger number is expected this year.
▶ Plattsburgh State is holding its 12th annual science fair, exhibiting a total of 59 displays in Hawkins Hall. The exhibits were created by both junior and senior high schoolers from across the region.
▶ Statistics show that 43 percent of deaths in Clinton County last year were caused by heart disease.
75 YEARS AGO — 1937
▶ W. Finney & Sons of Peru are sponsoring a program in celebration of John Deere Centennial Day. The program will feature four talking pictures showing the development of farm machinery.
▶ The worst snow storm of the winter hit Plattsburgh, killing seven people in automobile accidents just before the first official day of spring.
▶ Dr. George C. Owens was re-elected mayor of Lake Placid after pulling in 726 votes to his rival's — John McHugh — 651 votes.
▶ Paul Smith's "College in the Pines" is one step closer to reality after the will of Phelps Smith—which left $7 million to found the college — was admitted to probate without objection in Malone.
100 YEARS AGO — 1912
▶ The state Department of Health has ordered that all school children — including those in Clinton County — be examined for eye, ear, throat and teeth trouble.
▶ Four deer ran ahead of the engine of a Chateaugay train for more than two miles. Three of the deer were fully grown, but the engineer had to slow the train down to prevent from running down the fawn in the group.
— Compiled by Contributing Writer Kaitlyn Wait