Alcohol consumption

100 Years Ago: Logan County Teen Dies of Drinking | Story

100 years ago

June 6, 1922: Walter L. Halford, 17, death of what we thought be drinking alcohol. The New Holland teenager had traveled with four companions to Lincoln, and according to them he produced a bottle of ‘white mule’ on the way home. He became unconscious after drinking most of it. The companions said they did not drink alcohol and did not know where he got it.

75 years ago

June 6, 1947: Reverend Alfred E. Cole, former pastor of Park Methodist Church, will begin work on June 15 a field representative for the Normal Baby Fold. This is the first time the Baby Fold has had a full-time field representative. His first project will be the financial goal of $250,000 which will serve as a building fund for the institution.

50 years ago

June 6, 1972: Work on Normal’s $492,716 underpass to connect Vernon Avenue and Beaufort Street to the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad sshould be underway within three weeks. The city council awarded a contract for the underpass to West Construction Co., Bloomington. The action followed news that the Illinois State University board of trustees favored a deal to cut ISU land needed for the Beaufort expansion.

25 years ago

June 6, 1997: A car crashed into the driving license examination station in Bloomington. The 22-year-old driver had just retrieved an Illinois ID card and was trying to drive away when she shifted into reverse. The driver was not physically injured but “suffered a severe case of embarrassment” and refused to speak to the newspaper.

Compiled by Pantagraph Staff