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Today is Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Here are local news reports from 100 and 50 years ago:

In 1919, a reception was held for Henry Wolken, an Army veteran who returned from the 33rd Division in France to his home in Thomasboro.

In 1969, 13 fire companies and a civil defense unit battled a fire in Cerro Gordo that threatened the business district. Firefighters responded from Cerro Gordo, Tolono, Argenta, Atwood, Cisco, Bement, Long Creek, Hicktory Point, Oreana, Harristown, Hindsboro, Mount Zion and Maroa, along with the Macon County civil defense.