1995 – 25 years ago
The Olmsted County Historical Society has begun a fund drive to raise $110,000 that is needed to make some badly needed repairs to Mayowood, the former estate of the late Drs. Charles H. and Charles W. Mayo. The 55-room mansion was built in 1911.
Retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun will speak about children’s legal rights at the Mayo Clinic during its 22nd Annual Pediatric Days.
1970 – 50 years ago
The Super Valu chain of stores in Minnesota has discontinued its 20-year tie with Gold Bond stamps. Officials indicate giving stamps adds 2 percent to the cost of doing business.
An adult and four teenagers, two of them juveniles, have been charged by Dodge County authorities in Mantorville with conspiracy to blow up the county courthouse and the bridge crossing the Zumbro River in Mantorville. Seventy sticks of dynamite have been recovered by authorities.
1945 – 75 years ago
The Rev. Donald Henning, a captain in the Army chaplain corps, will be released from the military and will resume his post as Shattuck rector headmaster in Faribault. Rev. Henning left for the war in June 1942.
Eight Freeborn County peoples have been stricken with infantile paralysis this past week. Six have been sent to the Elizabeth Kenny Institute in Minneapolis for treatment.
1920 – 100 years ago
Mrs. Charlotte Chonpenning, an English instructor, urged the student body of the Winona State Normal School to use correct English. Mrs. Chonpenning indicates she is witnessing a rapid deterioration of the spoken English language by careless Americans.
Hawthorne School is the largest of the city’s grade schools. The total enrollment is 313. Holmes School is second with 270 pupils.
Johanna Ondien Lad, a 3-year-old Holstein bull, being exhibited at the Minnesota State Fair by Mayowood Farm has been awarded grand champion.