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By Arline Adamsick The Beecher Herald: February 1, 1973 A little history about the chain of papers to which the Beecher Herald belongs… “Today We are Seven!” “This week Russell Printing Company launches its seventh newspaper, the Steger News. The move expands the chain’s already comprehensive coverage of eastern Will County papers. “G. Lee Russell…

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By Arline Adamsick The Beecher Herald: January 15, 1973 Several things were happening at the Beecher Police Department, including the promotion of George Stadt to full-time policeman. Stadt had served as an auxiliary policeman for three months. With the promotion, the village police force stood at three, including Chief Mervin Bewsey and Don Stluka. According…

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By Arline Adamsick The Crete Record: January 18, 1973 Well, there seems to be some resolve on an issue that for months has gone on, and on, and on… “Committee Reports No Evidence of Malfeasance” “The gist of a nine-page report issued by the Taxation Committee of the Will County Board last week was contained…

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By Arline Adamsick The Beecher Herald: January 11, 1973 “School Board Hears Results of Assessment Questionnaire” “Supt. Jack Keller reported that 90 parents, teachers, and students completed the needs assessment questionnaire recently, which was mailed to all school district residents.” Results obtained included: Prairie State College was the first choice of respondents for which junior…

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Happy New Year – It’s 1973 By Arline Adamsick The Crete Record: January 4, 1973 “No Petitions Out Yet in Village Election” “No petitions of candidacy have been taken out yet for village office, although the first date to file is January 8. A survey of the incumbents reveal Mayor Ronald Christopher and Clerk Mariann…

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By Arline Adamsick The Beecher Herald: December 28, 1972 “Year End Finds Crops Still in Fields, Farmers Battle Weather” “Some crop years go down as ‘the year of…’ For example, 1970 was the year of southern corn leaf blight, and 1972 was no exception. Illinois farm people already refer to 1972 as one of the…

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By Arline Adamsick The Manteno News: December 14, 1972 “Library Referendum Saturday, December 30” Now, that’s a very odd day to hold an election – yes??? “Residents of the Manteno Community Unit District No. 5 will go to the polls on Saturday, December 30, to vote on a referendum to enlarge the Manteno Library District.…

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By Arline Adamsick The Manteno News: December 7, 1972 “Car Hits School Bus; No Injuries” “A car driven by Brian Schaffer collided with the rear of a Manteno school bus, operated by Mrs. Charles Baker on Monday afternoon. Mrs. Baker had stopped to discharge passengers, and Schaffer apparently was unable to stop because of icy…

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By Arline Adamsick The Manteno News: November 30, 1972 “It’s Election Time Again – This Time for High School Homecoming Queen” “Five Manteno High School girls are vying for the title of Homecoming Queen, to reign over the homecoming basketball game and semi-formal dance on December 15. Nominated by the M Cub to the Homecoming…

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By Arline Adamsick The Manteno News: November 22, 1972 Happy 50th Anniversary to a very special local resident – Rev. Tony Nugent!!!! “Anthony Nugent to Be Ordained to Priesthood on November 25” “Father Anthony Alan Nugent will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, November 25, at 10:30 a.m., by Bishop Raymond J. Vonesh, Auxiliary…

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By Arline Adamsick The Beecher Herald: November 16, 1972 “Vandalism Is Cause of Power Failure” “The widespread power failure on Saturday afternoon, November 11, was apparently caused by vandals, according to Commonwealth Edison District Superintendent of the Harvey area, William Rosenquist. “The failure first occurred in parts of Sauk Village, quickly spread to the entire…

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By Arline Adamsick The Beecher Herald: November 9, 1972 The election was over, and it seemed Will County was in sync with the rest of the nation… “County Republicans Make Clean Sweep” “Will County went along with the rest of the nation Tuesday in giving President Richard M. Nixon a landslide victory. Nixon polled 65,077…

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By Arline Adamsick The Manteno News: November 2, 1972 When computers were little more than just an anomaly and not an integral part of our daily lives… “Hob Nob with Bob” “Ron Dodge, local high school coach and teacher, has been exposed to computers in summer school at Illinois State University. It seems the university…

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By Arline Adamsick The Manteno News: October 27, 1972 Some highlights in the paper on October 27, 1972, included news the Sportsmen’s Auxiliary was holding a Halloween Dance October 28 at the clubhouse, with plans only announced last week. The event included music by The Jakol, a cake walk, plus an electric fondue pot offered…

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By Arline Adamsick The Manteno News: October 19, 1972 “Wesley Provost Leases Both MSH Farms with Top Bid of $53.51 per Acre on 785 Acres” “Seventeen bids were submitted by area farmers for the lease of Manteno State Hospital farms on Monday afternoon, as Wesley Provost topped all bidders with a bid of $53.51 per…

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By Arline Adamsick The Manteno News: October 12, 1972 “Village Board Holds Two Special Meetings” “Manteno’s Village Board did double duty this past week, as they held two special meetings in four days, even working on a holiday. “Last Thursday evening, the board met to consider the village role in the proposed Manteno Municipal Golf…

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By Arline Adamsick The Beecher Herald: October 5, 1972 “Stumbling Block to New County Zoning Law Lifted” “A stumbling block in the adoption of a new county zoning ordinance was removed Thursday by State’s Attorney Louis Bertani when he ruled only one general public hearing would be necessary before adopting the new ordinance. “Bertani previously…

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