50 Years Ago This Week – 1969 Ronald F. Diersing, a 1963 graduate of Southport High School, joined Eli Lilly and Co. as a sales rep.
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A three-room apartment with all utilities paid rented for $85 a month.
40 Years Ago This Week – 1979 Editor George Cafouros continued his celebration of the holidays and took the week off.
30 Years Ago This Week – 1989 Charlotte Wirey, a registered nurse at St. Francis, received the hospital’s monthly Family Spirit Award for her outstanding work ethic.
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Steve Bain, Greg Massengale and Melvin McClure bowled series of 700 or better at Expo Bowl. Jo Ann King led the ladies with a 687.
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A family of four could eat for $7 at Kentucky Fried Chicken, where the starting pay was $4 an hour ... if you had some experience.
20 Years Ago This Week – 1999
The roof of Value City Department Store on U.S. 31 collapsed under the weight of ice and snow. The store was closed at the time and would remain so until structural engineers could evaluate it.
10 years Ago This Week – 2009
The archives from 2008 are missing.