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Retrospective

Thirty years ago — 1990

The Village of South Dayton could have cable television service next year, according to John Storm, who will be installing the cable and running the South Dayton Cableview. A cost estimate was given of $15 per household per month for basic service and $20 for enhanced.

Forty years ago — 1980

Jim Fox, Mayville bureau chief for the OBSERVER, has been chosen co-winner of the 1980 Festival of Firsts playwriting prize by the City of Carmel-by-the-Sea (Calif.). Mr. Fox’s play, “The Rich Man from America” was chosen from among 250 entries.

Fifty years ago — 1970

According to cemetery officials, more than 175 stones have been damaged in the Forest Hill Cemetery within the past two months.

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