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1971: V-8 engine offered in Gremlin sub-compact

The overall style didn't change much, but nine new colors were offered.

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1996 — 25 years ago

  • Working Woman magazine listed its annual "hot careers." They are animator, biotech patent, attorney, executive search consultant, and geriatric-rehabilitation therapist.
  • Wayne Nygaad recently scored a hole-in-one on the 150-yard No. 14 hole at Soldiers Field Golf Course. Nygaad was using a 6-iron.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Laurie Glubka won a six-state regional title and a free trip to Los Angeles to compete for the national championship in hula-hoop spinning. Glubka is a Winona Cotter High School student.
  • A V-8 engine package will be offered in the American Motors Gremlin sub-compact car. The overall style will change little, but nine new colors are being offered.
  • Reaction to 1971’s most controversial television program continues, as viewers either love it or hate it. The Archie Bunker character is the embodiment of prejudices in the CBS series “All in the Family."

1946 — 75 years ago

  • Winona was selected as a location of a planned Lutheran Hospital and home for the aged to serve Southeast Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.
  • To provide school facilities for children of veterans who reside in the Quonset huts in the fairgrounds and ensure fire and police protection, the Olmsted County Board of Commissioners voted to apply to the city council to annex the fairgrounds to the city.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Reports indicated that this year’s corn crop is in fine condition and promises to be a heavy yield. Threshing continues over the area with favorable weather.
  • All vacancies in teaching positions in the city have been filled, according to Superintendent W. G. Balcom. Ninety-seven instructors are employed by Rochester schools.

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