1995 — 25 years ago

  • Kay Battista, of Rochester, has been named one of the nation’s top 10 preschool teachers by Child Magazine, a national parenting journal. Battista is an Aldrich Memorial Nursery School teacher.
  • John Coleman, program director for Omnia Family Services in Rochester, was recently named the Gisela Konopka Award recipient for dedication to young people by the Minnesota Council on Crime and Justice.

1970 — 50 years ago

  • Gasoline prices took a big jump by 10 or 11 cents per gallon this week. Major brand prices jumped from 27.9 or 28.9 cents a gallon to 38.9 cents a gallon for regular.
  • The Rochester YMCA is being represented at a conference on racism in Omaha, Neb. Taking part in the workshop are Chuck Hazama, YMCA executive director; Earl McGee, board member; and Miss Linda Tschoop, a member of the Y’s committee on racial understanding.

1945 — 75 years ago

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  • Captain Howard Gray, Mayo Clinic surgeon, has been relieved from active duty in the Navy medical corps. He plans to return to his surgical work at Mayo Clinic immediately.
  • Lts. Rose Morrow and Virginia Littleton, who served in the China-Burma-India theater as air evacuation nurses, are now back on duty at the Kahler hospitals.

1920 — 100 years ago

  • The Rochester Civic and Commerce Association are spearheading an effort to provide an enclosed skating rink for use in skating, hockey and curling.
  • Turkeys will be plentiful for an old-fashioned Thanksgiving dinner, according to the predictions of several turkey experts.
  • Twenty-five million penny health stamps are now in the hands of organizations to be offered to the public on Dec. 1 when the 1920 Christmas Seal sale opens.