50 years ago — A total of $2,005 was contributed to the Imperial Valley Red Cross emergency drive to aid victims of the Midwest flood area. The quota sought for the Valley was $1,970. Of the amount pledged, $1,115 was through KXO radio station.
40 years ago — El Centro police are looking for a blond-haired 15-year-old who allegedly changed a $1 bill into $20 at a local motel. The suspect entered the motel and asked for change for $1. After the clerk came from the back room with the change, she checked into the money drawer and found $20 in bills missing.
30 years ago — A Holly Sugar Co. official announced Holly Sugar will process $1 million worth of Union Sugar Co. beets threatened by a rail strike. Union doesn't have a processing plant in the Valley. Holly will process an estimated 50,000 tons of beets grown by about 70 local farmers with Union contracts.