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A look back at interesting history from the pages of The Normalite

25 Years Ago
September 3, 1992
• David E. Deany of Normal has been named to the Dean’s List at Illinois State University by Alvin Goldfarb, Dean of the College of Fine Arts.
• Elizabeth Mishler and Michael Lindemann exchanged wedding vows in a ceremony at the Joseph Bond Chapel on the campus of the University of Chicago Saturday, Aug. 8. Their parents are Richard and Diane Mishler, Normal, and Ralph and Diana Lindemann of Burbank, Illinois.
• Annette Noud of Shirley recently won the championship in the Hunter Division of the Junior Horse Show at the Illinois State Fair. She received this prestigious award after finishing first in Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences and first in Handy Hunter Over Fences. She also placed second in Handy Hunter Over Fences and Hunter Hack. She and her horse Mastercard earned third in Hunter Under Saddle and Fourth in Hunter Conformation.
Noud is a junior at Central Catholic High School and the daughter of Anne and George Noud.
• Navy Seaman Recruit Timothy L. Kennell, whose wife, Teresa, is the daughter of Denise Hunt, Normal, recently completed basic training and received the Military Excellence Award.
• St. John’s Lutheran Church has named Marita Brake to direct its Music Academy, which begins Thursday, Sept. 17. Teachers for the academy include Ms. Brake, Erin Drennan, Carlene Easley, Lydia Easley, and Linda Bergmann.

50 Years Ago
September 8, 1967
• Mrs. Glenn Miller Jr., Normal, will entertain members of the Quill Club at her home today. Members will read original writings on the subject “Spring Rhapsody” for the opening fall meeting.
• John and Robert Bone, sons of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Bone, leave next week for college. John is a junior at Wooster College in Wooster, Ohio, and Robert, a sophomore at the University of Illinois, Urbana.
• Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 & 23, are the dates for the annual fall Sidewalk Sale Days in downtown Normal. Merchants will display sale items on the street in the 100 and 200 blocks on North Street.
The sale is being sponsored by the downtown Normal Business Association. Entertainment, including pony rides for the youngsters, is being planned.
Arrangements for Sales Days are being made by Wimp McElroy, advertising; Tom Oches, entertainment; Wilbur Phillips, space and area assignments; and Gary Spence, clean up and street closing.
• The Parent-Teacher Association of Colene Hoose School will officially open the 1967-1968 year with a meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the school gymnasium. John Kirchner, a counseling psychologist on the Illinois State University staff, will be the guest speaker.
“The Emotional and Mental Health of Your Child in Today’s World” is the program theme.
Mr. and Mrs. Gayle Thomas are co-presidents of the Hoose PTA. Assisting are Dr. and Mrs. Richard Rost, first vice-presidents.
• Miss Faye Mansfield, 212 W. Locust, has been vacationing on the West Coast. She visited with Mr. and Mrs. Robert S. Dunn, former Normal residents, while in San Diego.
• John Bill, 804 Spear Drive, will leave this weekend for Urbana, where he will enter the University of Illinois as a freshman.
• An approximate 700 students will be enrolled in University High School this year. Classes will start on Tuesday.
• Illinois State University will register during the next week. Classwork will begin on Friday, September 15.

75 Years Ago
September 4, 1942
• Normal Theatre has joined with the other theatres in the nation in a drive, sponsored by the theatre industry, to sell a billion dollars worth of defense bonds this month, according to Sylvan L. Kupfer, manager of the local theatre. The theatre will be made an issuing agent for bonds during September.
A county-wide contest for bond saleswomen is being conducted by the theatres of the two towns. Thomas M. Barger, Jr., is general chairman for Normal. The contest is open to every girl in Normal.
• Mr. and Mrs. Max L. Honn are the parents of a boy born Tuesday morning at  Brokaw Hospital. He has been named Michael.
• Funeral Services for Charles Liermann were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the Flinspach Parlors. Burial was made in the Park Hill Cemetery.
• Mr. Liermann died Saturday at Brokaw Hospital. He was born in Germany and came to America at the age of eighteen. Two years later he married Minnie Miers. He was seventy-five years old when he died.
Surviving are Mrs. Lierman, who will make her home with her daughter and son-in-law, W.H. Fey, Normal, another daughter, Mrs. Mavel Reeves of Danvers; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
• Miss Margaret Corrington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.N. Corrington, 310 West Mulberry Street, became the bride of Robert Johnson at 4:30 Sunday afternoon at the home of the bride’s parents. Mr. Johnson is the son of G.W. Johnson of Waukegan.
The Rev. Harold Martin performed the single ring ceremony. Miss Bernice Corrington, sister of the bride, was maid of honor and Kingsley Corrington was best man.
The bride wore a soldier blue suit with matching hat, with a corsage of pink gladioli. The maid of honor was also dressed in a suit of blue-gray. The house was decorated with baskets of white gladioli and large bouquets of garden flowers.
Mrs. Johnson is a graduate of Normal Community High School and of the Evanston Hospital. Mr. Johnson attended Lake Forest College. Both are employed by the Fansteel Metallurgical Corporation in North Chicago. They will make their home in Waukegan.
• Dr. Lynn Ten Eyck and family have returned from a ten-day motor trip.


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