50 years ago, 1963: Built to replace the landmark dance hall at Ruggles Beach, seven miles west of Vermilion, which was destroyed by fire several years ago, was the newly completed building call The Note.
25 years ago, 1988: Shooters on the Water racked up over 20 complaints in the 33 days since it opened. Residents complained about live bands and wanted the music to stay inside. The police said they could not do anything about the noise, it fell under a commission responsibility. City Solicitor Kevin Baxter said the city did not have a "noise ordinance."
10 years ago, 2003: After a year of construction, Wal-Mart rolled open the doors of its newly expanded Supercenter. In addition to extending its operation to 24 hours, the store added several new features including a grocery store, nail salon, Kids Connection and Smart Style hair salon.