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That the case with the largest newspaper ever published in Allen County the Jan. 1, 1950, edition of The Lima News that recently landed on my desk. The 180 page newspaper is a history book of its era, celebrating events from the previous year as well as those from the previous half century. It also speculated on what was ahead for Lima in the next 50 years.
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Lima Schools Superintendent Gordon G. Humbert boasted about the high quality of teachers the system had in 1949, pointing out 60 percent of elementary teachers had college degrees and the high school teachers were near 100 percent.
Readers were asked to provide anecdotes about Lima during the previous 50 years.
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