>>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.