Today in history
Jul 8, 2013 at 7:30 AM
50 years ago, 1963: Franketti's Restaurant, West Madison Street, offered to cook dinner for you during hot summer days. You could choose from their excellent menu, which featured 12 varieties of pasta. Operated by Pete and Eleanor Franketti, who had been in the restaurant business for over 15 years in 1963.
25 years ago, 1988: Huron's Water Festival Queen was named at the RiverWatch Restaurant. Tracey Ellen Callihan was crowned Queen of the 1988 Water Festival. Deborha Lyn Grashel was first runner-up and Amy Rose Tyren was picked as second runner-up.
10 years ago, 2003: Erika Anderson, 16, of Sandusky, was accepted to the Summit Music Festival, a three-week summer music program in Marymount College of Fordham University, New York City, to study violin under world-renowned violinist Aaron Roshand. Only six students in the entire world were picked for the program.