1995 – 25 years ago
Rushford-Peterson’s Steve Heiden will be playing for the Outstate squad in the 1995 Minnesota High School All-Star Football game. Chatfield’s Ken Jacobson will serve as assistant coach for the Outstate team.
The North Tartan Blue girls’ 16-and-under basketball team has won the national AAU tournament in Dallas. Kelly Miller of Rochester was named the tournament’s most valuable player.
1970 – 50 years ago
A twin-engine jet plane carrying Josten’s Chairman Daniel Gainey was forced down as it attempted to take off because a bird was sucked into the engine. Gainey, his wife, and the pilot and co-pilot escaped injury, although the plane plowed into a corn and bean field at the end of the Owatonna Airport strip.
Ted Cavanaugh, manager of the Lakeside Packing Co. in Plainview, says it looks like a good sweet corn crop. This year’s pack will begin on Aug. 12.
1945 – 75 years ago
Approximately 2,000 Minnesota men will be drafted through the date of the end of the war with Japan.
About 40,000 people attended the Wabasha County Fair during its three-day run. The numbers make it the biggest crowd in its history and most people thought it was the best county fair ever.
Marty Sorum, playing on his home course, posted a 27-hole total of 123 to win the annual Lanesboro Golf Club tournament.
1920 – 100 years ago
A vision of a new day with men and women working together as co-partners, on an equality of relationship, not only politically but economically as well, was pictured by speakers at the annual banquet of the National Federal of Business and Professional Women’s Club.
The first of the winter wheat crop in Minnesota is being threshed in Goodhue County. The wheat is running about 25 bushels to the acre and is of good quality.
What is declared by scientists to be the largest fish known in history or ever captured in the history of the world will be on exhibit in Winona aboard the yacht Tamigmi. The only fish of its kind ever seen was captured off the Florida Keys. The weight is 30,000 pounds and the fish is 45 feet long.