>>50 years ago — June is "Dairy Month." One of the most representative and respected dairy farm operators in the Imperial Valley is Werner Hofer. Dairying is old stuff to Hofer.
>>40 years ago — The golf balls flying around the course at the Elks' Barbara Worth Country Club these days are the results of the furious effort of Imperial Valley duffers as they complete the annual celebration of National Golf Day.
>>30 years ago — California Assembly hopeful Alfred "Fred" Singh of Holtville captured the Democratic candidacy for the 75th District by defeating Riverside educator Henry Perez where it is counted the most — on Perez's home ground. Singh, Imperial County's director of Environmental Quality Control, managed to pull about 60 percent of the Democratic vote cast in the 75th District.
>>20 years ago — Rep. Paul "Pete" McCloskey, in a brief Valley stop today, rapped his opponent Pete Wilson for the U.S. Senate for Wilson's support of Israel "right or wrong." McCloskey said Israel's invasion of Lebanon could draw this country into war, and the U.S. unswerving support of Israel could cost this country valuable allies in the Middle East.