>>50 years ago — Public School Week, April 30 through May 2, will serve a dual purpose in Westmorland when the dedication of new grammar school buildings will take place. The new buildings will house 430 pupils and was built at an estimated cost of $367,000.
>>40 years ago — The Imperial County Sheriff's Mounted Posse will present its annual horse show and gymkhana at Brawley's Cattle Call Arena on Saturday, beginning with its first show at 9 a.m. and a second showing at 1 p.m.
>>30 years ago — Imperial County's eight high school districts are being asked to alter their positions by supporting a countywide vocational education program rather than the joint-powers approach they previously endorsed. County education officials made the request during a meeting about the soon-to-be organized Regional Occupational Program.
>>20 years ago — Colleen Ludwig, starting the third year at her first term of the Holtville City Council, became Holtville's first female mayor today. "It's a responsibility," she said, "Holtville has all the problems of bigger cities with less money."