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Fri, April 10

Out of the Past

65 years ago

May 13, 1943

• Mrs. Miles Polson, who is slated to join the force of the local Safeway store, arrived home early Sunday from Phoenix, where she attended Safeway school for a week. She is taking her second week's training at the local store. The company formerly required prospective employees to take a two weeks course in Phoenix, but recently changed this training period to include one week at Phoenix and the second week at the store where they are to work.

50 years ago

May 15, 1958

• It seems a real twister hit the area a few miles west of Ash Fork. Residents state the twister cut a swath about 500 yards wide, ripping power poles from the ground, pitching old car bodies around and uprooting cedar trees. That's unusual for this part of the country. It's a little frightening when it happens so close to home.

35 years ago

May 17, 1973

• According to reports made at the regular council meeting, the water, sewer and landfill improvement projects should get under way soon. Things are shaping up recreation-wise. Repair work on the municipal swimming pool would begin the last of this month, and would require a week or 10 days for completion.

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