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1989

…After 42 years of service, Tony Maher retired from running the maintainer.
FEBRUARY
…11-The Jim Nebel farm was purchased by Gary Smiley for $1,050 an acre.
…21-Mike & Jack Leonard, Chuck Quinzio and Rick Leslie were in Imogene to do a report for the NBC-TV Today Show on
August Werner and his flying machine.
APRIL
…Imogene Grain announced plans to build a restaurant in Imogene.
…1-The Imogene Community Playhouse presented August Werner Airlines.
…15-A potluck supper was held at the community building celebrating Bud Laughlin’s retirement from Union Carbide.
JUNE
…John Laughlin organized a 5-team ball league. Four games were played every Sunday starting at 5pm.
…24-Volunteers began transforming the Southern Railroad right-of-way into the Wabash Trace Nature Trail.
AUGUST
…30-George McGargill performed two of his songs on radio KOAK.
NOVEMBER
…Imogene Grain purchased the old Friendly Tavern and the former Maher Grocery for their new restaurant.
…29 voted in the city election. Rick Morris became the mayor. Council members included Tony Maher, Matt Maher, Tom
Perkins, Melissa Bonnes and Margaret Ann Hall.