50 years ago, 1963: Hills Department Store celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The giant department store on E. Perkins Avenue opened with three other area businesses in the Perkins Plaza Shopping District - Lee's Plaza Barber Shop, Ann's Sweet Shoppe and French-Tex shirt laundry.
25 years ago, 1988: The State Theatre joined a list from across the country that decided not to show the new controversial movie "The Last Temptation of Christ." Cinema World and Sandusky Mall Cinemas had not yet decided whether to show the film.
10 years ago, 2003: Sandusky Blue Streak Booster Club was relieved of the decision whether to pay the city's new parking tax when an anonymous business owner donated $400 to the club.The Boosters collected a parking fee at Blue Streak home football games.