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How Hot Was It?

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

50 years ago, 1963: Roger MacPhee, Sandusky High School student and newsboy, won the Sandusky Register's "Operation Enterprise." He was one of 100 news carriers from across the nation to win an all-expense trip to Washington D.C.

25 years ago, 1988: The lingering drought and heat wave set another round of records in the area, with 100-degree readings being reported from at least five National Weather Service stations. Over 700 people sought relief at Surf's Up Wave Action Pool.

10 years ago, 2003: Former POW Jessica Lynch was heading home to West Virginia, nearly four months after she became a hero when she was rescued by special forces during the Iraq War. The private first class was soon to be released from Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

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