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Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 4:00 pm

On This Date

Nov. 9, 1911

(Thursday) - The 10-year-old son of Albert Harnisch used a small rifle to shoot and kill a full grown eagle on his father's farm near Poplar Grove; the big bird, with a wingspan of seven feet, had been stealing chickens from farmers in the area; Harnish plans to have the eagle mounted. . . . The wife of William Phelps, who attacked his friend John Brodkaast supposedly to get money, is prostrated with grief over the incident; meanwhile, Brodkaast is denying rumors that he and Phelps were going to a house of ill repute but found the lady of the house has a husband, who was home at the time.

Nov. 9, 1961

(Thursday) - Daily News Publisher Walter A. Strong has suggested that hasty action in the formation of a new Beloit-Turtle township high school district could turn out to be detrimental to the community by creating new sources of friction between the city and neighboring towns and become a serious financial burden on the mainly rural area it would serve. . . . The 81st annual meeting of the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders Association is in progress and has brought to Beloit dairymen from across the nation; Fred Idste is secretary of the Beloit-based association. . . . Donald J. Baker, 37, of Beloit was electrocuted by wires that were felled when his car struck and broke off an REA electric pole on Bass Creek Road southeast of Afton.

Nov. 9, 1986

(Sunday) - No paper.

Nov. 9, 2001

(Friday) - Passenger commuter rail service to Chicago may come to Clinton if State Sen. Judy Robson, D-Beloit, has her way; she chairs the Metra Commuter Task Force that is studying extending the line from Harvard to Clinton. . . . Beloit police detective John McMahon will receive his second successive Metropolitan Enforcement Group's Director's Award for his role in the arrest of a key drug-dealing suspect.

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