1996 – 25 years ago

About 5,000 Girl Scouts in the nine-county area will begin taking cookie orders. There are eight varieties of cookies this year at $2.50 per box.

Curt Dorschner poured in 39 points to lead Kasson-Mantorville to a 91-75 win over Triton in high school basketball.

1971 – 50 years ago

A patient registration record was set in 1970 at Mayo Clinic with a total of 220,188 – up 9,647 or 4 percent over 1969’s patient registration.

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A report indicates that smoking is increasing in teen-agers at the ages of 13, 14 and 15. Additional evidence has been found that smoking is a risk factor in coronary heart disease.

1946 – 75 years ago

Dr. Charles W. Mayo will be the principal speaker at a meeting to discuss “Inflation Is Your Business” at the Central School auditorium. The public is invited.

Twenty-six amateur boxers from southern Minnesota and the Twin Cities will trade blows tonight in a Mayo Civic Auditorium boxing card.

1921 – 100 years ago

Bethel Lutheran Church held its annual meeting and reports indicate that the church is prospering and shows healthy growth. Rev. A. G. Hanson is the current pastor. (Rev. Hanson would serve Bethel church for 40 years and see the membership grow from about 150 to 2,400.)

The Rochester YWCA is celebrating its second birthday with a dinner and program.