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1996: Stewartville Tigers win 11th-straight HVL volleyball title

Highlights from 1996, 1971, 1946 and 1921.

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1996 25 years ago

  • The unbeaten Stewartville High School Tigers volleyball team captured its 11th-straight Hiawatha Valley League conference title. The Tigers ranked No. 1 in Class A, improved their record to 23-0.
  • The Rochester Police Department will hire six new officers under a federal program designed to put more uniformed police officers on the streets.

1971 50 years ago

  • Anti-Vietnam war activists gathered on the grounds of the Washington Monument. About 200 were arrested as they tried to march on the White House in an attempt to serve President Nixon an “eviction notice.”
  • A telephone bomb threat brought about the evacuation of the Performing Arts Center at Winona State College. Police searched the building and found nothing.

1946 75 years ago

  • The story of the Destroyer USS Grant and the U.S. 7th Fleet during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines will be dramatized over radio station KWNO during Navy Day. (The Grant fought in the Battle of Surigo Strait and suffered 22 hits, heavy casualties, lost steering and power. The crew got the engines working again, and they escaped to American-controlled waters. The USS Grant was repaired and would fight again).
  • The Rochester High School football team defeated Northfield 25-0 at home. It was the third victory in the Big Nine Conference for the Rockets.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • A steak dinner was given by members of the Rochester Rifle Club at the Park Avenue Pavilion was a successful event. Members decided that the Rifle and Gun Club be consolidated into one organization.
  • The Boy Scouts held a meeting at the Lincoln School. Dr. Mann is the new scoutmaster. Several of the boys took the tenderfoot test.
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