1995: RCC wins football season opener under new coach

On this day in 1995, 1970, 1945, 1920

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1995 – 25 years ago

Rochester Lourdes beat Kenyon-Wanamingo 21-6 in high school football to give Marv Peters his first victory as the head football coach. Trailing 6-0 at the half, Lourdes rallied for a Hiawatha Valley League win.

The Rochester Community College football team won its season opener 14-7 over Brainerd ushering the era of new coach Joel Swisher.

1970 – 50 years ago

Winona detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding an explosion in a restroom at Winona Senior High School. The damage was minor and no injuries were reported.


Steve Weinrich, Lake City, a member of the Hilltop Hotshots 4-H Club, was named top dairy project member at the Minnesota State Fair.

Ford has introduced a new model for 1971 called the Pinto. It is a two-door sedan, and it combines a small-car feel with a sporty car look. It will be powered by a four-cylinder engine and delivers 25 miles per gallon.

1945 – 75 years ago

All meat rationing may end by Oct. 1, U.S. rationing officials say.

The annual fall retriever trials of the Minnesota Field Trial Association came to a close and Pirate of Golden Valley, a golden retriever, owned and handled by Carl Grassle of Rochester, won first place in the limited All-Age Class. Grassle also won a Silver Cup for being selected as the best amateur dog handler.

1920 – 100 years ago

Bernie Bierman, former star half-back of the University of Minnesota and now coach of the University of Montana, has issued a call for candidates for the 1920 team. (Bierman would become the head football coach at the University of Minnesota in 1932).

At the Metropolitan Theatre in Rochester, a big city vaudeville show will be playing for one night only. The show includes dancers galore and seven acts. Tickets are 50 or 75 cents.


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