Blast from the Past

1 Year Ago
    Nov. 21, 2014--Michael Kloppenburg reports in the Star-Gazette that the Chandlerville Village Board is “taking on” water bills.
10 Years Ago
    Nov. 17, 2005--Cass County Board will sponsor Arenzville Rural Water Co-Op grant application.
30 Years Ago
    Nov. 21, 1985--Lincoln Land Community College asks district farmers how it can best serve their needs. To find out, they operate a special, toll-free phone number for three days.
50 Years Ago
    November 20, 1965--Ashland receives a $49,950 grant from the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare under water pollution control #39.
70 Years Ago
    Nov. 19, 1945--Sargent Clark Fielden of rural Virginia is honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. He wore the American Defense ribbon, Victory Medal, American Theater ribbon, Asiatic-Pacific ribbon, one overseas bar, and one service stripe.
85 Years Ago
    Nov. 19, 1930--Kuhl’s has a dress sale, charging $5 and $10 a garment, which arouses a lot of interest among locals.
130 Years Ago
    Nov. 17, 1885--The Beardstown Evening Star reports that a book agent from Rushville who gained access to “many homes where only the lady of the house was present and talked other than business” was arrested, tried, and fined $25.

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    Martin Luther writes in his treatise, The Freedom of a Christian, “I shall set down the following two propositions concerning the freedom and the bondage of the spirit: