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100 years ago

Jan. 6, 1915: Bloomington fireman Joe Burt is running for commissioner once the commission form of government takes effect. He has been contributing letters to the newspaper for years and is well known to The Daily Pantagraph readers.

75 years ago

Jan. 6, 1940: The extensively remodeled interior of Second Presbyterian Church, including the auditorium, will be rededicated Sunday. Second Presbyterian was first dedicated when the present church building (now gone) opened in 1896.

50 years ago

Jan. 6, 1965: A stately old brick mansion near the Dry Grove elevator burned down the other day amid rumors that it once belonged to Bloomington pioneer General Asahel Gridley. A check of county records shows it didn’t. The house had many legends, but none was verified.

25 years ago

Jan. 6, 1990: The Genuine New York Deli, 108 W. Washington St., is closing. It will reopen in the Oakland Commons on the east side. Owner Mark Rivard said his downtown lease is expiring and location was a problem.

Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@cbhoa.com.

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