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25 years ago
November 20, 1996
Information was received from Jerry Lanter, legal council for property tax abatement with the Illinois Department of Revenue, concerning the request by the Calhoun Medical Center Board.
State’s Attorney Charles Burch finally reached Lanter on the fourth call. County Board Chairman Vince Tepen was by Burch’s side during the conversation.
“His interpretation was similar to Robbie’s (Delany). It is no new business being brought into the county. It is not even an expansion of an existing business. It’s just a relocation. He didn’t think it was eligible for an abatement. It’s pretty restrictive on what you can get an abatement for. He didn’t feel like it was a fit subject for abatement. The county’s part is just a small portion anyway. At the present time, the way we look at it, the county board said it is not eligible,” Burch reported at the Calhoun County Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Monday, Nov. 18.
The Medical Center Board had hoped to have the local taxes abated over the next five years.
50 years ago
November 18, 1971
More apples produce more cider
Approximately 700,000 gallons of cider have been processed at the Hardin Cider Mill this year, according to Charles Hanson, of the National Vinegar Company, owners of the Hardin facility. More apples than expected were delivered to the Mill this year because of the hot weather in September, Hanson said. The operation should continue through November and Hanson expects the plant to process 800,000 gallons by then.
75 years ago
November 14, 1946
Governor Dwight H. Green has named Thursday, November 28, as Thanksgiving Day throughout Illinois, in a proclamation in which he requested the people of the state to observe the day by returning thanks to God for many blessings.
“God has been good to Illinois,” the Governor’s proclamation said. “At all times, we who dwell here have much to make us thankful. This year we have been especially favored. The season’s harvest is even more bountiful than is usual in this rich land.”
Peace, the patriotic devotion and valor that helped win the war, and American civil rights and religious liberty were listed in the proclamation as even higher blessings than material prosperity.
100 years ago
November 17, 1921
Pieces featured in the Nov. 17, 1921 Calhoun News edition of Local News and Personals. See what your kinfolk of yesteryear were up to.
A jolly meeting of the Isch-ca-Bibblers of Hardin was held last Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Julius Schrieber at her home. The members had planned a “hobo party” to be held at the Dripping Spring, just south of town, and the ladies were to don hobo attire and hobo it to the spring there to enjoy an outing, but the change in the weather put hobo party on the bum.
We were anxious to see these sisters dressed up like “Weary Willies,” and we, as well as they, were somewhat peeved at the weatherman for changing the weather program.
But the ladies had a good time after which the hostess served a nice luncheon.
Mrs. Arthur Eberlin and little daughter of this place returned home last Thursday from a few weeks visit with relatives in St. Louis.
Ernie Snider and wife of Hardin are the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy. The lad was born Wednesday, Nov. 9, 1921.
Fred Ringhausen dropped in to see us last Saturday and handed us the ‘kale’ to enroll him as a news reader of the News. Fred is assisting Wm.
Breden of north of Hardin at present, with his farm work. Fred is a dandy good fellow and a number one farmer. We are glad to report his eyes, which have been bothering him for sometime, much improved.
Mrs. S. J. Sibley and Miss Alma Hurley, the latter field secretary of the Illinois Tuberculosis Association, spent last Thursday in St. Louis shopping.