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100 years ago

June 14, 1918: Headlines and sub-headlines from page one: “Americans One Year in France,” “Germans Can’t Batter Their Way Further” and “Mark Anniversary by New Victories.” That’s over there. Over here, John C. Jenkins has learned his son has been killed in battle over there.

75 years ago

June 14, 1943: Flag Day was something of a disappointment in Bloomington. Many residents flew the colors at home. But a noticeable number of merchants failed to put up Old Glory in the downtown area in a year when it was thought that most would. Perhaps they were too busy.

50 years ago

June 14, 1968: Luther and Herman Riley, father and son, both celebrated 25 years on the job — at the same workplace. The elder Riley is 83, and the son is 52. They work at Portable Elevator Manufacturing Co. The president, W. A. Matheson, presented each with a gift to mark their service.

25 years ago

June 14, 1993: Coca-Cola is slowly reviving its old curvy bottle. The company says studies show young consumers like the curvy bottle, although they probably don’t remember the one Coke dropped years ago. It’s rolling out the two-liter and 20-ounce bottles first in test markets.

Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@coldwellhomes.com.