100 years ago

June 12, 1919: The nationwide tie-up expected when union telegraph operators went on strike hasn’t quite taken hold. And in Bloomington, Western Union messengers walked out in sympathy but operators worked. However, the local post office is crippled by the strike.

75 years ago

June 12, 1944: Normal Methodist Church is clear of all debt, says the Rev. I. S. Corn. The church had borrowed $6,000 to make repairs to the building and the parsonage, but now it’s all paid off. With that, the church board invited Rev. Corn back for a fourth year as pastor.

50 years ago

June 12, 1969: Few people dream of moving a store to the Griesheim Building, but Al Baskin always has. He will move from the Meara Building at Main and Jefferson to the Griesheim, where the Lane Shops were. There’s much more room there. Baskin’s is a men’s wear shop.

25 years ago

June 12, 1994: Bloomington-Normal Public Transit System is planning three new bus routes, all to serve the growing areas east of Veterans Parkway. Existing routes won’t be affected for now. But the new routes aren’t set and BNPTS officials may dump the current plan and start over.

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Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@coldwellhomes.com.