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Stories of the past: Tuesday, September 25, 2001

September 25, 2001

50 years ago — Two armed robbers who escaped from San Quentin Prison and were reportedly seen in the Imperial Valley recently are thought to be the same ones who fled with $300 from the Green Lanterns Cafe and Motel in El Centro.

40 years ago — The Brawley Police Department, already known for its rapid turnover, is changing again, the City Council learned Monday night. Patrolman John Winer tendered his resignation effective Sept. 27. He found a better position with the El Centro Police Department.

30 years ago — Mayor Henry Alarcon designated Sunday as church homecoming Sunday for the city of El Centro. He urged all El Centrans to attend the church of their choice that day. Each fall since 1952 the city has initiated this special day to encourage people to re-dedicate themselves to attendance at the church of their choice and to re-enroll their children in Sunday school.

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20 years ago — Holtville has been placed under a rabies quarantine after a rabid skunk fought and injured at least one dog. County Health Officer Lee Cottrell placed the city and part of the county northwest of town under quarantine after the skunk was identified as rabid.

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