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100 years ago

May 13, 1911: Since resigning as police chief some years ago, Richard Schroeder has been working at the C&A Railroad machine shop. Yesterday a heavy bar fell on one of his fingers and amputation may be necessary. He lives at 604 West Front Street.

75 years ago

May 13, 1936: A bolt of lightning struck and killed farmer August Knapp, 60, near Deer Creek. He apparently had sought refuge from a storm in a strawstack. Farther south, farmer William Smith of San Jose was also struck by lightning. He's alive, but only barely.

50 years ago

May 13, 1961: Marian Conroy, a senior at Trinity High School (now Central Catholic) won a $500 scholarship for her essay on pedestrian safety. First prize and lesser awards were funded by area businesses. The contest was sponsored by the Pantagraph.

25 years ago

May 13, 1986: Bloomington's parks and recreation workers now have a two year contract that guarantees eight percent pay raises. Firemen are still working without an agreement but an accord is expected sometime this week.

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