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100 years ago

May 6, 1918: Bishop E. M. Dunne of Peoria came to Bloomington and administered the sacrament of confirmation to large classes of children at both Holy Trinity and St. Patrick’s churches. A slightly smaller class also took their first communion at Holy Trinity.

75 years ago

May 6, 1943: In a surprise move, workers in Bloomington’s water and light department have unionized and plan to ask the city for a 25 percent raise. They said they have not had raises since 1927. William Tynan is president of the union.

50 years ago

May 6, 1968: Normal City Council tonight approved the sale of Mason Street — all of it — to Eisner Grocery Co. and Citizens Savings and Loan. New Mayor Charles Baugh had been opposed to the sale but passed up his right to veto it. The sale price was $48,286.

25 years ago

May 6, 1993: First Federal Savings & Loan of Bloomington will open a branch office at Mercer Avenue and Veterans Parkway. The reason for the location is the impending completion of State Farm Corporate South in a couple of years. Then 3,900 people will work near the First Federal site.

Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@coldwellhomes.com.