Area history, May 16, 2018

Area history, May 16, 2018

Today is Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Here are local news reports from 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

In 1918, the Klorfine Brothers store, 47 Main St., C, announced it was closing.

In 1968, five women received the most votes to be finalists in the Parkland College queen contest: Ethel Patterson of Champaign, Rita Gallahue of Piper City, Kathy Barr of Paxton, Kathy Rauckman of Champaign and Mel Riggin of Champaign.

In 2003, Parkland College Dean of Students Nancy Steinman said about 1,200 students received fall, spring and summer degrees at commencement, marking the college's largest graduating class so far.

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