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100 years ago

Dec. 8, 1918: Over 100 new cases of flu are now reported in town, most of them of the lighter variety. The board of health cautioned residents to stay away from people with coughs and sneezes if possible, and not to use alcohol as medicine because it doesn’t work.

75 years ago

Dec. 8, 1943: A flu outbreak in Bellflower has cut severely attendance at the grade school. Officials have decided, however, that the school will stay open even though 35 of the 90 students won’t be there. And Bellflower has been without a doctor for some time.

50 years ago

Dec. 8, 1968: Target Oil Co., a subsidiary of Clark Oil, has bought a house at the corner of Clinton and Mulberry for $18,000. The company plans to build a four-pump gas station there, using the Target name. The plan is to sell gas but not to offer other services.

25 years ago

Dec. 8, 1993: Hudson has outlawed nude dancing. The village doesn’t have any, but Kappa does, just a few miles north. And Hudson has been watching. Hudson trustees outlawed nude dancing by amending the liquor ordinance, which also now outlaws set-up or BYOB clubs.

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Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@coldwellhomes.com.