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100 years ago

Jan. 10, 1915: Dr. William Hudson, president of Blackburn College, was in town extolling the virtues of Blackburn’s program for working one’s way through school. He adopted the student work program when the Carlinville school was almost broke. The program has caught on.

75 years ago

Jan. 10, 1940: Percy Krum, who started in the lumber business with his father in Arrowsmith, has died at age 67. Since that day in 1888, he has worked at various yards until he and his brother owned several and ran them from an office in Bloomington. 

50 years ago

Jan. 10, 1965: Officer Woith chased a teenage boy through downtown alleys in the middle of the night. Officers caught him later and released him to his mother. Then, at the spot where the chase began, cops found a bag and money from a burglary at the bus depot.

25 years ago

Jan. 10, 1990: James Wilson, formerly of Lincoln, was robbing banks almost a year ago. One of his jobs was Marine Bank in Bloomington. He pleaded guilty to four holdups in federal court, and faces up to 100 years in prison. It turns out his weapon was an air pistol.

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Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@cbhoa.com.

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