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100 Years Ago: News from the Bloomington, Evening World Friday, August 17, 1917

100 Years Ago: News from the Bloomington, Evening World Friday, August 17, 1917

Summer Abundance —   The banner headline chimed success for British and Canadian troops in Europe while in Bloomington war news it was reported that the draft quota was nearly filled and listed the men who had passed inspection and not been granted exemptions. It was also reported that 19 of the men who had volunteered for Battery F had not passed their second physical inspection and were being sent home. In other Bloomington news – the planning of a…

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100 Years Ago: News from the Bloomington, Evening World Saturday, August 11, 1917

100 Years Ago: News from the Bloomington, Evening World Saturday, August 11, 1917

Foodie Friday— Another shocking banner headline on the front page greeted Bloomington readers on this day in 1917, but this one regarding not a far off battle, but a disaster much closer to home – an explosion at a munitions factory in Gary. This early morning blast was being investigated as a deliberate act and it was reported that two suspects had already been arrested. Thankfully there were no injuries or fatalities reported. The work of the local Draft Board…

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