100 years ago
Feb. 25, 1914: About 290 women voted in the Bloomington primary, fewer than expected. Observers say one reason might be that it was a disagreeable day to vote. Many more ladies are expected to vote in the general election, where they don’t have to declare a party preference.
75 years ago
Feb. 25, 1939: About 600 WPA workmen are almost finished with their street building chores in the Association of Commerce addition. Streets there include Meadows, Maizefield, Harbord and Sylvan Lane. Streets will be cindered but not paved or even graveled.
50 years ago
Feb. 25, 1964: A second case of rabies in wild animals near Bloomington has been diagnosed by county veterinarian Dr. Darold McCalla. In the first case, a rabid fox attacked some cattle; a dog killed a rabid skunk in the second case. Both incidents were near South Bunn Street Road.
25 years ago
Feb. 25, 1989: Amtrak trains can run faster between Chicago and St. Louis due to 58 miles of track improvements. But this won’t be helpful until May 21, when the new schedule comes out. Trains can’t leave stations ahead of schedule, no matter how fast they run between towns.
Compiled by Jack Keefe; firstname.lastname@example.org