1995 – 25 years ago
Jerome Foods has received approval to build a new $125,000 turkey-raising building near Peterson in Fillmore County. The 304 feet by 76 feet structure will hold up to 55,000 turkeys.
Eric Kerska of Dodge Center was sworn in as the new commander of Rochester’s National Guard infantry unit. He was previously decorated for his service in the Persian Gulf War.
1970 – 50 years ago
The Rochester Jaycees announced the names of the first four contestants in the annual Miss Rochester competition. They are Jelaine Kvasnicka, Dana Lagervall, Kathy Ruud and Sharron Wussow.
After an altercation that sent one young person to the hospital, the Rochester Youth Center will be closed on Friday and Saturday night under further notice.
1945 – 75 years ago
With a product breakthrough, it was predicted that nylon hose of superior quality for women will be 25 cents a pair. The new, cheaper nylons can be washed, shaken out, and put right on without drying.
Two Marine Pacific war veterans arrived in Rochester to set up a recruiting headquarters in the post office building.
1920 – 100 years ago
Regular aerial mail service with three planes will begin between Chicago and Minneapolis.
Rochester married women will have an identity of their own when they register to vote on Oct. 26. Women will provide the state with their own first name, not the name of their husband.