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March 14, 2014

Step Back in Time: March 14, 2014

25 years agoMarch 14, 1989

Unusually explosive activity on the surface of the sun touched off rare sightings of the “northern lights” across the United States, including the Daily Star region.

Area residents said they witnessed a multi colored light display in the night sky during the last few nights.

A River Street, Oneonta, resident reported Monday that he had seen several different colors in the sky and residents in Davenport and North Franklin also said they saw the lights.

“It was the most brilliant display of northern lights any of our people can remember in the last 30 years,” said Bill Alder, chief meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s office in Salt Lake City.

 

50 years agoMarch 14, 1964

School officials who were in office when contracts were let for the new Senior High School will have their names immortalized on a plaque that will hang in the new school.

The Board of Education, with Board President Ani P. Colone abstaining, voted to include the names of the seven members of the school board on that date even though this was a departure from former practice at new Oneonta schools.

Commissioners agreed that the list of board members should consist of Mr. Colone, Harold Gage, Gabriel Harris, Roger G. Hughes, Adolphe A. Myrus, Robert Shepar, and Richard E. Turrell.

Also to be included on the plaque will be the names of the other district officers, headed by the Superintendent, Dr. Harold V. Hager.

Step Back in Time features news items from The Daily Star 25 and 50 years ago.

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