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Stories of the past: Wednesday, December 26, 2001

December 26, 2001

>>50 years ago — Imperial Irrigation District will pay almost $1 million in principal and interest on outstanding irrigation and power bonds Jan. 1. The district's Board of Directors directed Anna McManus, IID treasurer, to retire an additional $160,000 irrigation bond to pay interest totaling $214,521 on outstanding irrigation bonds.

>>40 years ago — Returns from the current Christmas Seals campaign total $6,314, Robert B. Poley, campaign chairman, said today. More than 13,000 letters containing seals were mailed in Imperial County this year.

>>30 years ago — The facts are, despite furor over several expansion requests, that Imperial Valley feedlots have come a long way toward controlling dust, odors and flies — a Christmas gift to the populace, you might say. The end is not yet here for feedlot owners, and operators are continuing efforts to make themselves good neighbors, having spent $500,000 for equipment to wet down their lots and in sprinkler systems and scientific searches for better ways to handle the problem.

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>>20 years ago — A little girl visiting Brawley from Los Angeles received multiple injuries Christmas Day when she was struck by a car while attempting to cross Main Street in the 100 block. According to investigator officer, Disenia Paez suffered a fractured tibia, fractured left hand and a 2-inch laceration on her upper lip when she was hit by a car driven by Bruce Houx of Brawley.

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