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Baton Wars

Hollie Newton • Aug 15, 2013 at 7:30 AM

50 years ago, 1963: Sandusky's marching Eaglettes captured a third place at their first attempt at the National Baton Championships in Milwaukee. The group competed with  30 other units from the U.S. and Canada.

25 years ago, 1988: More than 375 people gathered in Lorain to pay tribute to inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Louis Bettcher. The Firelands Area Council of Boy Scouts presented Bettcher with the Distinguished Citizen Award, the highest honor accorded by the organization.

10 years ago, 2003: Cedar Fair, parent company to Cedar Point, purchased The Harbour Marina from the Hoty Marine Group, part of Hoty Enterprises. Neither side would release the purchase price.

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