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100 years ago

Sept. 10, 1919: The thermometer reached 97 degrees, wilting a good many starched collars and surprising the local folks. It has been a cool summer — so cool that some of them refuse to believe it got no hotter than 97 degrees. A good rainfall would serve well right now.

75 years ago

Sept. 10, 1944: Red Cross volunteers have served soldiers, sailors and Marines about 3,600 sandwiches as they pass through on the train. And that’s just in the past four days. The Red Cross has just opened the canteen at the Union Station and needs more staff to keep it going.

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50 years ago

Sept. 10, 1969: The Bloomington school board expelled brothers Michael and James Day for wearing their hair too long. They tried to enroll at U High but were told U High is full. And NCHS isn’t taking tuition students now and probably wouldn’t accept them anyway, officials said.

25 years ago

Sept. 10, 1994: While Ray and Tammy Hammond were visiting relatives in Morton, their mobile home in Maple Grove Estates was gutted by fire. Neighbors saw black smoke coming from the home and called the fire department. The Hammonds are believed to have insurance.

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Compiled by Jack Keefe; jkeefe@coldwellhomes.com.