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1921: Miss Phoebe Mayo weds Dr. Walters

The wedding took place at the College Hill home of Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Mayo.

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1996 — 25 years ago

  • The Wabasha-Kellogg wrestling team defeated Plainview/Elgin-Millville 37-25 in Three Rivers Conference action. Chris Passe and Brett Chimento each chalked up pins for W-K.
  • A quartet of sports figures has been elected for induction into the Rochester Sports Hall of Fame. The four are soccer pioneer Fuad Mansour, football standout Maurie Daigneau, longtime wrestling coach John Philo, and all-around multi-sports star Dave Nelson.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Lutheran Social Services of Minnesota placed 1,022 children for adoption in 1970 — the first time the total has exceeded 1,000. The agency assisted 1,110 unwed mothers.
  • Toni Kaminski, a Rochester State Junior College freshman from Byron, was named at the 1971 RSJC Sno Queen.

1946 — 75 years ago

  • Freak weather brought a blizzard and floods to Southeast Minnesota. As a 25-mile-an-hour wind whipped snow around, the thaw and rain the past 24 hours caused flood conditions as the Whitewater, Root, Zumbro and Trempealeau rivers all went over their banks.
  • A fire broke out in the southwest corner of the Cook Hotel basement, driving over 100 residents of the hotel into the street. The fire was located below the Dotty Dunn Hat Shop.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • The College Hill home of Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Mayo was the scene of a wedding when their youngest daughter, Miss Phoebe, became the bride of Dr. Waltman Walters of the Mayo Clinic. The ceremony took place in the living room with a backdrop of ferns, pink cyclamen and roses.
  • If traveling, Minnesotans need to be aware of a bill that has been passed in North Dakota. The bill prohibits smoking in dining rooms, cafes and other eating establishments frequented by women. Many people have cried foul over the loss of personal liberties.

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