Looking Back Geneseo

compiled by Linda Flatt
Headlines in History

15 Years Ago

November 3, 2006

Drivers may have to consider alternative routes through Geneseo on Nov. 6 and 7 and possibly Nov. 8. On those days early next week, railroad crossings at Oakwood Avenue and State Street will be closed for repairs, said Street Superintendent John VanDeWoestyne.

Hee Haw Halloween Employees in the Rehabilitation Services Department at Hammond-Henry Hospital won the company's annual costume competition on Oct. 31.

25 Years Ago

November 1, 1996

Central Theatre will reopen this Saturday after a brief hiatus for employee training. The community park district has taken over operation of the theatre from John L. and Dorothy Greenwood.

At a meeting held at the Legion building, approximately 60 people attended and authorized letting bids for a new building to be made from steel. The former Moose lodge suffered a fire April 20.

50 Years Ago

October 28, 1971

Ghosts and goblins will roam the streets on Saturday for the annual Halloween costume parade sponsored by Don Cherry Post. To be eligible for costume prizes, each participant will have to march in the parade which will form in front of the old fire station.

Geneseo again will take on an international flavor when foreign university students will be guests. The Geneseo Ministerial Assn. is sponsoring this program.

100 Years Ago

October 28, 1921

For Rent – Two electric vacuum cleaners – Mrs. Ben Sand – phone 164-W.

Last Friday Frank McIlvain dug his carrots, put them in his shed and on the following morning they were gone. He says there are a few more in the garden which the thief might as well take but Frank forgets that thieves are of a class who do not work themselves. He also reports that he recently lost a bicycle at the hands of a thief.