>>50 years ago — Charles R. Ritter was appointed fire inspector today by the Brawley fire chief after having served on the Brawley Fire Department since 1949. The 30-year-old lieutenant was promoted to fill the position vacated by Charles Warren, elected as city clerk recently.
>>40 years ago —>>40 years ago — Ex-sheriff's Deputy S.L. Monk has lodged a $12,604 claim with Imperial County charging he worked 4,113 hours overtime in five years for which he was not paid. His wife, Jane Monk, has filed a $8,400 claim for money she says is due her services as a matron at the Winterhaven sub-station for seven years. The Board of Supervisors on Monday turned over the claim to the District Attorney's Office for investigation.
>>30 years ago — Two local boxers, "Irish" Danny Kimberly of El Centro and Victor Basilio of Brawley, will headline the first professional fight card in the Valley in 30 years. The 10-round middleweight bout will be April 21 at the Preble Building at the California Mid-Winter Fairgrounds.