1995 — 25 years ago

  • Michelle Carew, daughter of Hall of Famer and former Minnesota Twin Rod Carew, has been diagnosed with acute nonlymphocytic leukemia. She has been admitted to Children’s Hospital in Orange County, Calif. She will turn 18 this week.
  • Former first lady Barbara Bush toured the new Rochester Public Library. She is a member of the Mayo Foundation board of trustees and was in town for a meeting. After her library tour, she remarked, “I think it is just beautiful.”

1970 — 50 years ago

  • Hall of Fame baseball player Jackie Robinson is in Rochester undergoing a medical checkup at Mayo Clinic. It isn’t known how long he will be in the city.
  • Ed Sharockman, veteran Minnesota Vikings defensive back, will be the guest speaker at the Rochester Quarterback’s Club weekly meeting at Michael’s Restaurant.
  • Rochester Mayo’s Chris Barck and John Marshall’s Wayne Pike were both selected as members of the Big Nine all-conference football team.

1945 — 75 years ago

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  • The 1946 Buick Roadmaster is now on display at the Postier & Egges Buick and Pontiac dealer. The new cars all have straight eight powerful valve-in-head (Fireball 8) engines.
  • There will be a Thanksgiving Eve dance at the Pla-Mor Ballroom in Rochester. Svensy and his KROC Orchestra will provide the music.

1920 — 100 years ago

  • The Rochester High School football team closed the regular season with a 14-7 victory over Mankato. Coach Frederick commented on the Mankato boys, saying, “Never have we experienced such fine sportsmanship.”
  • The deer and moose seasons' opening is expected to send 50,000 hunters into the Northern Minnesota woods.
  • The people of Kasson are enjoying looking at a new enclosed Dodge car with metal wheels at the Corner Garage.