>>50 years ago — The FBI has asked for reports on a phoned-in bomb threat at the Wells Fargo Bank in Holtville. A female voice told a bank employer, "If you don't watch out, a bomb will go off at 5 p.m." The call came shortly after 1 p.m.
>>40 years ago — A feud as old as the West will come to Brawley next January. At the recent convention of the Lamb Feeders Association in Brawley,. Ed Rutherford, local cattleman, was challenged by the sheepmen to round up his cattlemen friends for a golf tournament between the age-old rivals next January, when the sheepmen come to Imperial Valley.
>>30 years ago — One of the Brawley police cars was stolen. The car was taken, police said, from the 200 block of B Street near the police station. The thief was arrested in Colton when he drove the police car through a stoplight.