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100 years ago

Oct. 12, 1918: There will be no church services in Bloomington because of the spreading Spanish influenza. This comes at the request of the health department, which is trying to stop the spread of the flu by eliminating public gatherings. Not one minister objected to the request.

75 years ago

Oct. 12, 1943: The Daily Pantagraph and other news outlets can publish weather forecasts again, as the government has lifted restrictions on their publication. This is seen as an easing of fear that the United States may come under a massive enemy attack.

50 years ago

Oct. 12, 1968: Colfax Mayor Fred Dale, 76, died at Burnham City Hospital in Champaign. He was attending the Octavia-Fisher football game at Fisher when he was stricken. Dale was a lifelong Colfax resident and a retired manager of Alexander Lumber Co.

25 years ago

Oct. 12, 1993: College-bound NCHS students’ ACT scores dipped a little bit and now average 21.7. That still beats the state average of 21.0 and it beats BHS (20.9). Olympia students averaged 21.4 this year on their ACT tests.

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Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@coldwellhomes.com.