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1996: University of Minnesota women’s hockey coach named

Highlights from 1996, 1971, 1946 and 1921.

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1996 – 25 years ago

  • Laura Halldorson will be the coach of the first women’s hockey program at the University of Minnesota. The women’s hockey program will begin play during the 1997-98 season. (Halldorson would lead the program to three National Championships in her 10 seasons as head coach).
  • The Ability Building Center in Rochester is celebrating its 40th anniversary. The center has employed people with disabilities at the facility and in jobs throughout the community. Dan Hamson and James Kondel were honored at the celebration as employees of the year.

1971 – 50 years ago

  • Direct distance dialing will soon be available to telephone subscribers in Plainview.
  • Evangelist Billy Graham believes the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar” is having a good impact on the nation. “It’s causing millions of young people to think about Jesus and ask some questions about him,” he said.

1946 – 75 years ago

  • A North-Western railway streamliner struck a truck loaded with eggs. It is estimated that 600,000 eggs were smeared over the front of the train and the highway. There was a scramble to clean this up.
  • Chatfield defeated Spring Grove 13-6 in a high school football game. This gave Chatfield its 16th consecutive victory in District 1 grid competition and clinched at least a tie for the conference title.

1921 – 100 years ago

  • The employment department of the YMCA has a position open for two men for corn husking jobs.
  • The Chicago and Northwestern railroad company is sending out cards announcing the establishment of a ticket office in The Kahler.
  • An auction sale will be held on Oct. 29 in the back of the fire hall. Schuster Brewing Co. will be disposing of horses, wagons, harnesses and other articles.
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