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Hollie Newton • Apr 23, 2013 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1963: Ex-officio Mayor Paul Kimess told the Register he would resign to take a job with the state highway department. In his fourth year as a member of Sandusky's city commission, Kimes left to become claims, safety and public relations executive.

25 years ago, 1988: From the Diary of 75 years ago: August Dahm, 38, and the widow Mrs. Johanna Genofske, 68, were denied a marriage license by Judge Sloane in the Probate Court on account of the great difference in their ages. Dahm said he wanted a wife who could cook. Mrs. Genofske said she wanted a man to work and earn money so he could pay the taxes on her property.  

10 years ago, 2003: Berardi's Family kitchen, Sandusky, became smoke-free, a move motivated by patron requests. The restaurant used to be smoke-free just on Sundays. But most customers didn't want to sit in the smoking section, leaving 20 or so seats empty.

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