1996 – 25 years ago
Cassie Glasrud scored her 1,000th point, which helped the Spring Grove girls basketball team to a 59-43 victory over Grand Meadow. Glasrud finished with 17 points in the game.
A campaign to support the $37.3 million school bond referendum began in Rochester. The Rochester Educational Association endorses the proposal. The vote is set for Feb. 13.
1971 – 50 years ago
Despite snowy roads and cold temperatures, a good crowd attended the Harlem Globetrotters basketball game in the Mayo Civic Auditorium. All had a good time, and the Globetrotters came away with the victory.
Kevin Macken, a Lourdes High School senior, has been named the Evans Scholarship recipient to attend the University of Minnesota. The scholarship from the Minnesota Golf Association covers full tuition and housing and is renewable for four years.
1946 – 75 years ago
The Mayo Clinic presented $5,000 for the restoration of the Royal College of Surgeons in England. (The college suffered massive damage during World War II.)
The three staffing additions to the Winona public school athletic, physical education, and health departments have officially taken their duties. George Nash will head up all three departments. Gordon Addington and Robert Pendleton were the others hired.
1921 – 100 years ago
In Rochester, three young men broke out of their cells and proceeded to tear the place apart. The Rochester Fire Department was called, and they soaked three with water from hoses until they surrendered.
Aspironal, sold in bottles, is now available from most pharmacists. The product, which contains 10% alcohol, is felt to be more effective against colds than whiskey or rye.