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Stories of the Past: Monday, October 29, 2001

October 29, 2001

50 years ago — Imperial citizens will vote tomorrow on a $115,000 bond issue for a new library building with a 30,000-volume capacity. Imperial County officials have stated the present library will be renovated and the books must be removed.

40 years ago — Brawley firemen early today put out a fire at Fudge Mills after it had caused $25 in damage.

30 years ago — An entire week of activities has been slated on the Central Union High School calendar for Homecoming 1971. The newly painted high school spirit statue was to be revealed to the entire student body for the first time.

20 years ago — El Centro's downtown business district is about to get a shot in the arm now that KECC-TV plans to move into the former Bank of America building in the 600 block of Main Street next month.

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"The addition of KECC into the old Bank of America will certainly help revitalize the block," said Noel Carrico, president of the Downtown El Centro Association.

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