January 23, 2012

Lookback: Jan. 23-29

25 YEARS AGO — 1987

▶ Essex County's only unemployment office, located in Port Henry, is about to close its doors. The Port Henry office has served nearly 700 customers, who will now have to travel to either Glens Falls or Plattsburgh to sign up for checks.

▶ An unnamed Peru woman is offering a $100 reward for the arrest and conviction of the individual who skinned a dog in Rouses Point. The skinned animal was found in a Smith Street snowbank by local Frank Woodward. The animal appeared to be skinned professionally, and depending on whether the animal turns out to be a coyote, those responsible could be could be charged with animal cruelty.

▶ Tupper's Alpo Sled Dog Race defending champion Terri Kellam once again took the top prizes in the six and eight regular dog events, though the Northboro, Mass., woman was bested in the special Siberian classes by Canadian teams.

50 YEARS AGO — 1962

▶ Local organizations are joining together with the Plattsburgh Junior Chamber of Commerce to collect clothing for the needy. The Plattsburgh Amateur Radio Emergency Call will be helping by transmitting throughout the city and connecting the 12 units roaming there picking up clothing. Last year's collection helped more than 350 families in the area.

▶ A group of U.S. Army pilots from Fort Devens, Mass., spotted part of a wing and parachute panels from the missing B47 jet bomber on a routine training flight over a rugged Adirondack mountain peak. Air Force officials have pinpointed the wreckage as between Algonquin Peak and Wright's Peak, roughly 4,700 feet up the mountainside. No signs of life were reported in the findings.

▶ Peru has received a $402,200 federal grant to go toward the construction of its $2.7 million Junior-Senior High School. The Peru area is concentrated with federal workers and military personnel, which is the reason for the award.

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