50 years ago, 1963: The Stone House Restaurant, East Perkins Avenue, boasted a large air conditioned dining room and full choice menu. The 120-year-old home was owned by Joe and Marie Naymik and had been a restaurant for over 35 years.
25 years ago, 1988: Perkins Township voters rejected a 2-mill, five year permanent improvement levy for the third time. The unofficial vote was 1,321 for the levy and 1,482 against the levy.
10 years ago, 2003: LeBron James had the hottest selling jersey, not just in NBA merchandise, but among all licensed sports apparel. Enough No. 23 jerseys had been sold to fill the 20,000-seat Gund Arena four times, or over $4 million worth of shirts.