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100 years ago

Sept. 11, 1918: The Young Business Men’s Club will present “The Jollies of 1918,” a comedy revue at the Chatterton Theater on Market Street. Admission is a dollar per person. All proceeds will be to our boys “over there,” the ad says.

75 years ago

Sept. 11, 1943: Mayor Hayes says the new agreement with the city employees union is illegal, and he won’t sign it. He has the backing of the city attorney, who issued the opinion the City Council was delegating its power in the arbitration provision. This may end up in court.

50 years ago

Sept. 11, 1968: Workers at Barker Oldsmobile bought some “Mexican” corn and planted it near the side entry to the dealership on West Monroe Street. This is a special corn plant: in Mexico it reaches 15 to 20 feet, is used to wrap tamales and even build houses.

25 years ago

Sept. 11, 1993: The suspect who shot at a Delavan cop tried suicide by jumping off a third floor balcony at the courthouse in Lincoln. Sheriff Patterson grabbed him before he went over and about five others hauled him to safety. The suspect, from Wisconsin, was driving a stolen car.

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Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@coldwellhomes.com.