A Look At Holtville’s Past

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TWENTY-FIVE  YEARS AGO
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A nine-member ad hoc committee was formed to tackle the job of cleaning up downtown “eyesores.”  The meeting agreed that anything like a redevelopment agency would be a long and costly process, but that a plan to clean up “just one building a year” would be better than doing nothing at all.
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Mrs. Fidela Irigoyen competed at the Make-It-Yourself-With-Wool Contest in Fresno having earned a berth at the State event by winning the San Diego Regional Division of the contest.  Mrs. Irigoyen joined other regional winners for the top award.  She modeled her woolen coat, skirt and vest ensemble with black velvet trim for the judges

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THIRTY- FIVE YEARS AGO
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A Holtville dog has been nominated as a contender for 1969 National Dog Hero Award for his part in awakening a family in the middle of the night when their house caught on fire.  The dog, Baron, is a one-year old German Shepard/Collie mix belonging to the Munger family on 810 Walnut.
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FORTY-FIVE YEARS AGO
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Another meeting to discuss the proposed freeway across Imperial Valley has been scheduled for the Civic Center in Holtville.  It will be chaired by District Engineer Jacob Dekema
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