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100 years ago

Sept. 15, 1918: The Wesleyan student soldiers will have their own clubhouse, called the Khaki Club. It will be a stately looking one-story affair, with six white columns across the front and a large fireplace with a brick chimney at one end. The architect is A.L. Pillsbury.

75 years ago

Sept. 15, 1943: Williams Oil-O-Matic was awarded a second Army-Navy production flag. It signifies meritorious service on the wartime production front. The presentation was made between shifts so no work time was lost.

50 years ago

Sept. 15, 1968: The Illinois Department of Conservation wants to add another 897 acres to the Dawson Lake Recreation Area (now Moraine View State Park). Included would be a new 33-acre lake, a campground, and more trails for riding and hiking. The timetable is 20 years.

25 years ago

Sept. 15, 1993: Kathy Borah Duez of LeRoy and other POW-MIA activists will move their protest and month-long fast to Washington. Her brother was shot down over Laos and may be a prisoner in Vietnam. They are upset at President Clinton’s lifting of the trade embargo against Vietnam.

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Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@coldwellhomes.com.