How Time Flies for April 10, 2008:
100 years ago
April 10, 1908: The Bloomington Bloomers of the Three-Eye League assembled for workout today. All hands are here except Earl Graham, who has not yet come to terms on pay. The Bloomers have an exhibition game tomor-row against the White Sox.
75 years ago
April 10, 1933: The grim reaper has claimed two of McLean County's pioneers. Elijah Crose, 92, of Towanda, was the county's oldest native. In Leroy, Sarah Phillips, 88, died after an illness of seven weeks. Her family came in a covered wagon about 1850, settling near Downs.
50 years ago
April 10, 1958: Local J.C. Penney workers were treated to an anniversary breakfast at the Illinois Hotel. Some folks marked the occasion by wearing 1903 fashions, including Marie Alvis, Marilyn Alcorn, and store manager Lloyd Ringler.
25 years ago
April 10, 1983: Another J.C. Penney story: Miss USA, Terri Lea Utley, hosted a fashion show at the store. She said she looks forward now to crowning her successor in five weeks. A little known fact is that Miss USA is paid $70,000 for her services for one year.