1995 – 25 years ago

The Senate Republicans passed a milestone budget plan that would eliminate the federal deficit over seven years by reducing project spending for dozens of programs including Medicare.

1970 – 50 years ago

The latest additions to the nation’s nuclear missiles are being slipped into underground silos on the prairies of North Dakota.

Gary Garnatz has been named valedictorian and Brian Hazel is salutatorian of the 1970 graduating class of Lanesboro High School.

Hundreds of uniformed policemen from all the Twin Cities suburbs and other areas of the state, including Rochester, attended the funeral of patrolman James Sackett, who was killed by an unknown assailant.

1945 – 75 years ago

The Winona Senior High-Litchfield baseball game, scheduled to get underway today, was postponed due to a wet field.

Private 1st Class Henry Tveten, of Lewiston, who was taken prisoner in France, has been freed from prison camp Stalag III-A in Germany by American forces.

1920 – 100 years ago

Several thousand civil service positions under the War Department are open for discharged soldiers who were partially disabled during the war. Age, height and weight requirements are waived for a disabled veteran.

The first delivery of newspapers by airplane in western Wisconsin was made this afternoon when subscribers of the La Crosse Tribune and Leader-Press received their papers from a plane commanded by Lt. Norman Moll.