In November 1950, Richard Walters, left, warms up Council Bluffs Civic Music singers before a rehearsal of the operetta “Bloomer Girl.” Babette Bronson, Luanne Bisbee, Nancy Ogren and Janet Hicks sing to the music of pianist Frank Fariday. THE WORLD-HERALD
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In November 1950, Richard Walters, left, warms up Council Bluffs Civic Music singers before a rehearsal of the operetta “Bloomer Girl.” Babette Bronson, Luanne Bisbee, Nancy Ogren and Janet Hicks sing to the music of pianist Frank Fariday. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Omahan Pat Fischer, a defensive back for the NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals, autographs a football for Bob Stolp in May 1967. The 11-year-old was a third baseman and pitcher for Jim’s Rexalls in the Suburban Baseball Association. He was hesitant to sign up for Little League in 1967 after he lost his hand in an accident the previous summer. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Omahan Pat Fischer, a defensive back for the NFL’s St. Louis Cardinals, autographs a football for Bob Stolp in May 1967. The 11-year-old was a third baseman and pitcher for Jim’s Rexalls in the Suburban Baseball Association. He was hesitant to sign up for Little League in 1967 after he lost his hand in an accident the previous summer. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Yvonne Pagel of the Office of Price Administration shows a board that had to be posted in all restaurants in August 1944. The list contained 40 basic food items selected by the office. Each restaurant had to fill in the price it charged for those 40 items during the base period of April 4-10, 1943. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Yvonne Pagel of the Office of Price Administration shows a board that had to be posted in all restaurants in August 1944. The list contained 40 basic food items selected by the office. Each restaurant had to fill in the price it charged for those 40 items during the base period of April 4-10, 1943. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Fan leans precariously over the first base dugout for an autograph from Paul Peterson. Peterson was part of the Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars that performed before 9,083 fans at Rosenblatt Stadium on Aug. 2, 1964. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Fan leans precariously over the first base dugout for an autograph from Paul Peterson. Peterson was part of the Dick Clark’s Caravan of Stars that performed before 9,083 fans at Rosenblatt Stadium on Aug. 2, 1964. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Jackie Stone was named Rodeo Queen at the 27th annual Sidney, Iowa, Rodeo in August 1950. The 91st annual Sidney, Iowa, Rodeo championships will be held July 29-Aug. 2. WORLD-HERALD NEWS SERVICE
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Jackie Stone was named Rodeo Queen at the 27th annual Sidney, Iowa, Rodeo in August 1950. The 91st annual Sidney, Iowa, Rodeo championships will be held July 29-Aug. 2. WORLD-HERALD NEWS SERVICE

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Ina Lou Spaulding, center, was one of two females on the field when her Council Bluffs Rainbows took on Tony Stone and her New Orleans Creoles on July 24, 1950, at Legion Park. Spaulding played 2½ innings and struck out in her only at bat. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Ina Lou Spaulding, center, was one of two females on the field when her Council Bluffs Rainbows took on Tony Stone and her New Orleans Creoles on July 24, 1950, at Legion Park. Spaulding played 2½ innings and struck out in her only at bat. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Only the thinnest of margins separated North Platte’s Dan Speck, left, and Grand Island’s Lynn Hall in the Class A mile race at the Nebraska state track meet in Kearney on May 23, 1970. Hall won in a record 4:16. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Only the thinnest of margins separated North Platte’s Dan Speck, left, and Grand Island’s Lynn Hall in the Class A mile race at the Nebraska state track meet in Kearney on May 23, 1970. Hall won in a record 4:16. THE WORLD-HERALD

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All winter long the Sparklettes practiced every Saturday in Robert Crisman’s basement for The World-Herald’s fourth annual Youth Parade in the spring of 1952. The group, which had children ages 2 to 12, had two floats in the parade. The Sparklettes were one of 60 groups to march in the parade. THE WORLD-HERALD
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All winter long the Sparklettes practiced every Saturday in Robert Crisman’s basement for The World-Herald’s fourth annual Youth Parade in the spring of 1952. The group, which had children ages 2 to 12, had two floats in the parade. The Sparklettes were one of 60 groups to march in the parade. THE WORLD-HERALD

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While showing steers at Ak-Sar-Ben in 1966, Suzan Stork, confessed to being two different kinds of girls. “I help my dad with the hay, and I love sometimes to play a great lady.” She said there’s the thrill of competing and the fun of being on the go. But why did she like to participate in the shows? “Mostly, shows are a great place to meet the greatest guys in the world.” THE WORLD-HERALD
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While showing steers at Ak-Sar-Ben in 1966, Suzan Stork, confessed to being two different kinds of girls. “I help my dad with the hay, and I love sometimes to play a great lady.” She said there’s the thrill of competing and the fun of being on the go. But why did she like to participate in the shows? “Mostly, shows are a great place to meet the greatest guys in the world.” THE WORLD-HERALD

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Firemen used an extension ladder to check on the terra cotta decorations on the front of the Strand Theater building at Sixth and Broadway Streets in Council Bluffs on May 2, 1951. City building inspector Oscar Biesendorfer ordered the check after several pieces of concrete fell to the sidewalk, narrowly missing pedestrians. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Firemen used an extension ladder to check on the terra cotta decorations on the front of the Strand Theater building at Sixth and Broadway Streets in Council Bluffs on May 2, 1951. City building inspector Oscar Biesendorfer ordered the check after several pieces of concrete fell to the sidewalk, narrowly missing pedestrians. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Storms on the morning of June 2, 1939, turned the intersection of 24th and Cuming Streets into a river. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Storms on the morning of June 2, 1939, turned the intersection of 24th and Cuming Streets into a river. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Motorman A.W. Kiger welcomes Omaha attorney E.B. Wintroub and his son Frank, 7, aboard the last streetcar to run in Omaha on March 4, 1955. Fifty people showed up to ride, many going the entire trolley line. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Motorman A.W. Kiger welcomes Omaha attorney E.B. Wintroub and his son Frank, 7, aboard the last streetcar to run in Omaha on March 4, 1955. Fifty people showed up to ride, many going the entire trolley line. THE WORLD-HERALD

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Fog delayed flights at Omaha Municipal Airport on Jan. 14, 1959, and waiting room seating was taken. THE WORLD-HERALD
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Fog delayed flights at Omaha Municipal Airport on Jan. 14, 1959, and waiting room seating was taken. THE WORLD-HERALD

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A rivalry developed at Nebraska Civil Air Patrol training camp in summer 1960, with the boy and girl squadrons kidnapping the squadron mascots. Cadet Jim Morrissey demanded and was paid a ransom of a kiss from two girls at a ceremony so the girls could get their stuffed dog back. Here, Lynn Grove waits her turn as Jan Anderson pays the ransom to Jim. THE WORLD-HERALD
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A rivalry developed at Nebraska Civil Air Patrol training camp in summer 1960, with the boy and girl squadrons kidnapping the squadron mascots. Cadet Jim Morrissey demanded and was paid a ransom of a kiss from two girls at a ceremony so the girls could get their stuffed dog back. Here, Lynn Grove waits her turn as Jan Anderson pays the ransom to Jim. THE WORLD-HERALD

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The Shrine Legion of Honor was on hand on May 17, 1963, to participate in ceremonies as the final piece of steel went into place at the Masonic Manor. The flag that rode the steel into the air was one that had flown over the Capitol in Washington, D.C. THE WORLD-HERALD
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The Shrine Legion of Honor was on hand on May 17, 1963, to participate in ceremonies as the final piece of steel went into place at the Masonic Manor. The flag that rode the steel into the air was one that had flown over the Capitol in Washington, D.C. THE WORLD-HERALD

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