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This photo was taken by Blade photographer Clarence Bailey on June 21, 1958. The photo shows Phil Mocek, left, and Stanley Przeniczny, right, reviewing scores and information on pigeon races held in Toledo. Edward J. Musielewicz, World War II Navy vet, was a Toledo native known for training champion racing pigeons. While stationed in Japan, Musielewicz flew important inside information in a pigeon-carried capsule that helped save a U.S. ship from enemy attack. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, he continued his hobby. His pigeons won engraved silver trophies, cash prizes, and other honors. Pigeon racing was for the dedicated and skilled. Owners could only race a specific breed, Racing Homer, and had to formally train their pigeons to prepare for racing. As the pigeon reached maturity, the owners would begin training. Racing Homers were taken five miles away with an older bird, then released to find their way back home. Once the pigeon showed progress, the owner would lengthen the distance. For younger birds, the distance would be up to 300 miles from their home.

THE BLADE/CLARENCE BAILEY
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Olivia Ritter, 4, left, and her mother Michelle Fisher, right, of Toledo, look through the water fountain to watch the entertainment on the square during the "Lunch at Levis Square" event in downtown Toledo on June 1, 2017.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Aruna Bataa performs a piece of the Cirque du Soleil production of OVO during the "Lunch at Levis Square" event in downtown Toledo on June 1, 2017.

The Blade/Amy E. Voigt
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Ann Arbor resident Olivia Darow, 1, points to a Neovenator at the Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit at the Imagination Station in Toledo.

The Blade/Lori King
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Mary Brown, 11, left, with her mom, Janice Brown, who is decorating her father's grave in the Lambertville Cemetery. Janice Brown's father, Harold C. Heckel, Sr., was a heavy equipment operator in the U.S. Army during World War II. The Memorial Day commemoration at the Lambertville Cemetery in Lambertville, Michigan on May 29, 2017. The event includes the combined organizations of the VFW Posts 9656, of Lambertville, and 192, of Temperance, and American Legion Post 192, also of Temperance, Michigan.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Members of the Maumee Band perform during the Memorial Day parade in Maumee, Ohio.

The Blade/Lori King
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Emergency vehicles attend the Memorial Day parade in Maumee, Ohio.

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Joe Reams, a firefighter and EMT with the Washington Township Fire Department, waves to the crowd at the Point Place/Shoreland Parade in on Summit Street in Point Place, Saturday, June 3, 2017.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Tom Verner, of Waterville, loads up shelving from the store. He is the treasurer of Maumee Valley Adventurers, and the group plans to use the shelving for storage. The Andersons general stores, including this one in Maumee, Ohio, closes on June 3, 2017.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Scott High School graduate Leah Riley holds her diploma high during graduation Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio.

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A fabulous fish float in the parade. The Old West End festival in Toledo, Ohio on June 3, 2017. In addition to the parade that kicks off the festival weekend, there are tours of historic homes, a juried art fair near the Glass Pavilion of the Toledo Museum of Arts, a tented children's activities area, food and music.

The Blade/Jetta Fraser
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Musical groups keep the beat in the parade.

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Creativity on display in the Old West End parade as John Eikhost pedals a custom made dragon bike.

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Toledo workers Jeff Plahs, Richard Kenyon, and Veronica Richardson, from left, plant canna at the entrance to Ottawa Park on North Cove Boulevard Tuesday, June 30, 2017, in Toledo.

The Blade/Dave Zapotosky
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Christina Fisher, Swanton, enjoys a bike ride on a sunny day at Sidecut Metropark Preserve in Maumee, Friday, June 2, 2017.

The Blade/Andy Morrison
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Donte' Dawson-Walker blows bubbles on his way home from Gesu School in Toledo. The students enjoyed fun day on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. Thursday is their last day.

The Blade/Lori King
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Mud Hens first baseman Efren Navarro waits for the grounds crew to shut off the sprinklers after they came on during the Hens' baseball game against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Fifth Third Field Monday, May 29, 2017 in Toledo.

Blade/Dave Zapotosky

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St. Francis de Sales' Dylan Chagin (10) is shoved by Hunting Valley University School's Jake Kapp (20) during a Division II boys state lacrosse semifinal Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Tiffin, Ohio. St. Francis defeated Hunting Valley University School 9-8 in overtime.

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St. Francis de Sales' Dylan Chagin (10) takes one in the face against Cincinnati Mariemont' Jacob Trester (55) during the Division II Boys Lacrosse State Final Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Selby Stadium in Delaware, Ohio. Mariemont defeated St. Francis 9-4.

THE BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH
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Rossford's Regan Clay, front, is accompanied by her dog Laynie while practicing with her 1600 meter relay teammates at the Glenwood Athletic Complex in Perrysburg, Ohio.

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Tycen Anderson practices his long jump at St. John's Jesuit High School in Toledo.

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Maumee's Justin Studenka (2) is embraced after the Panther's loss in the Thursday, June 1, 2017, Division II state baseball semifinal against Tallmadge at Huntington Park in Columbus. Tallmadge won, 4-1, ending Maumee's season.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Maumee's Jordan Key (4) is comforted by teammate Bryan Pouter (18) after being beat to first.

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Napoleon's Sam Meece receives a hug after taking first place in Division II shot put at the OHSAA 110th Annual Boys State Track and Field Tournament Friday, June 2, 2017, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

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Eastwood's Katelyn Meyer clears the high bar.

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Liberty Center's Ryan Demaline competes in the Division III Shot Put at the OHSAA 110th Annual Boys State Track and Field Tournament Friday, June 2, 2017, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

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Swanton's Julia Smith cheers after clearing the bar.

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Napoleon's Sam Meece competes in the Division II discus.

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Archbold's Dakota Stamm crosses the finish line second in the Division III 400 meter dash.

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Eastwood's Shaun Jubenville lands as she competes in the Division II long jump at the OHSAA 43d Annual Girls State Track and Field Tournament Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Greenfield McClain's Kaylee Hurley wins the seated 400 meter race at the OHSAA 43d Annual Girls State Track and Field Tournament Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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Eastwood's Jacob Montag, from left clockwise, Logan Baughner, Isaac Emahiser, and Ryan Reiter kneel together after taking second in the Division III 4x400 meter relay.

The Blade/Katie Rausch
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Southview's Kennedy Marable competes in the Division I long jump.

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Runners compete in the Division I 800 meter run.

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Start's Keypathwa Gibson collapses after competing in the Division I 400 meter dash.

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