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100 years ago

June 7, 1917: The four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Duncan fell into the swollen waters of Sugar Creek near Fell Avenue. He was carried to Franklin Avenue before George Gleason rescued him. Police resuscitated the boy with the department’s lung motor.

75 years ago

June 7, 1942: Adolph Mols is 80 years old now and finally retiring from his attendance officer’s job with Bloomington schools. He came here in 1903 as a physical education teacher. He leaves soon for Chicago, where some of his children live. But he’s still spry and not happy to retire.

50 years ago

June 7, 1967: The pastorate of the Rev. T.A. Clark is about to begin at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. There will be three programs at the church for his installation, the first is tomorrow night. Clark and his wife live at 501 S. Roosevelt and have three grown children.

25 years ago

June 7, 1992: The Baby Fold in Normal will celebrate its 90th anniversary today with an open house and refreshments at 1902 prices. The Baby Fold actually began in 1899 but got its charter in 1902. It began as an orphanage for children under five years old.

Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@coldwellhomes.com.

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