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1922: Rochester High School band to be formed

Highlights of events in 1997, 1972, 1947 and 1922.

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1997 – 25 years ago

  • Olmsted County is planning an open house soon at the new juvenile detention and treatment center that will open on Rochester’s east side.
  • Rushford-Peterson and Grand Meadow will represent Southeast Minnesota in the state high school football semifinals at the Metrodome.

1972 – 50 years ago

  • Ann Cooper, a retired long-time Mayo Clinic employee, received the Rochester Exchange Club’s 18th Book of Golden Deeds Award. Cooper has been an active volunteer in many organizations.
  • “Guest in the House,” a contemporary three-act drama spiced with comedy, will be presented at the John Marshall High School auditorium. Some cast members are Pat Novak, Lee Capelle, Diane Wilson, and Tim Gove.

1947 – 75 years ago

  • The American Legion has invited Minnesota high school students to participate in a national oratorical contest with a $4,000 scholarship prize. Winners of district contests will compete in a state contest in St. Paul.
  • The Veterans Administration will spend $50 million this school year to train former military members in Minnesota schools and on the job.
  • Billy Bye took a lateral from Jim Malosky and raced 60 yards down the field to rally the Gophers to a 26-21 Big Ten football victory over Purdue before a record crowd of 63,659.

1922 – 100 years ago

  • Under the direction of David Owens, high school bookkeeper instructor, the local high school will organize a school band. Rehearsals are open to any student wishing to take up band work.
  • State Senator James A. Carley of Plainview was reelected to the Minnesota legislature from Wabasha County.
  • The Nelson Motor Sales Company is receiving a carload of new Ford coupes and sedans today. They will be on the showroom floor tomorrow.
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