100 years ago
Jan 9, 1915: Bloomington stonecutter Michael Walsh has been awarded the contract for the cut stone on the new BHS building. That’s about $17,000 worth of work. Construction is in the excavation stage until early February.
75 years ago
Jan. 9, 1940: Miller Park custodian Clyde Kensinger used a team of sharp-shod horses to help workmen clear the frozen lake of snow. Skaters waited for them to finish. Now they find the lake ice smooth and in good condition.
50 years ago
Jan. 9, 1965: Authorities in Tazewell County will exhume the remains of a woman who was fatally burned in a house fire last month in hopes of establishing her identity. The fire was in the home of Mrs. Hazel Finson of Washington, who is believed to be the victim.
25 years ago
Jan. 9, 1990: The Dixie Trucker’s Home in McLean will feature a museum and hall of fame for old Route 66, which has been supplanted by I-55. The Route 66 Association of Illinois will provide photos and memorabilia. The museum should open this summer.