100 Years Ago: Sugar Creek Dredging Begins | Story

How Time Flies is a daily feature that looks back on the Pantagraph Archive to revisit what was happening in our community and region.

100 years ago

September 18, 1922: A giant dredge and body of men arrived in Bloomington last week and will begin work on straightening and widening the channel from Sugar Creek to Normal and Bloomington. The dredge, possibly the biggest earth-handling machine introduced to the city in recent years, rides on huge crawler tracks about 24 feet long and 2 feet wide. It is powered by a four-cylinder gasoline engine developing 93 horsepower.

75 years ago

September 18, 1947: Miss Frances Baker of Champaign has been added to the staff of Fairview Sanatorium as Rehab Coordinator. A graduate of the rehabilitation program at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, she will divide her time between Fairview and the tuberculosis sanitariums of Champaign and Danville. His work will be to guide patients in their training to be able to reintegrate into community life.

September 18, 1972: Illinois State University leaders seek to reach broader segments of the public and expand career options for students. President David Berlo said ISU “cannot and should not” duplicate University of Illinois graduate programs, but should instead strive to become the state’s first in undergraduate education.

25 years ago

Tracy Williams dusted off photos collected from other McDonald’s restaurants around the world, giving the store an international feel.


September 18, 1997: McDonald’s opened its newest addition to the Twin Cities at 2410 S. Main St. in Bloomington, at the corner of Illinois 51 South and Hamilton Road. A grand opening celebration is scheduled for September 25-28 with a variety of special food, face painting, balloon animals, a Ronald McDonald magic show and tours of the Hamburglar.

Compiled by Pantagraph Staff

Rachel J. Bradford