1996 — 25 years ago

  • Olympic gold medalist Dorothy Hamill was in Rochester as one of the sports celebrities who attended the celebration to mark the completion of the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children’s Hospital at Saint Marys Hospital.
  • The Eagles Cancer Telethon held over the weekend raised more than $357,000 for cancer research in Minnesota.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • The annual Girl Scouts cookie sale will get underway. The sale aids the Girl Scouts camping program.
  • Dr. H. H. Scudamore, a gastrointestinal specialist at Mayo Clinic, was elected president of the Gamehaven Boy Scouts Council at the annual meeting.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • Mary Hruska was named Roller Queen after winning the Lewiston Recreation Center’s roller queen contest. Miss Hruska won a two-day expenses-paid trip to the Twin Cities.
  • A fire broke out in the Rochester Laundry and damaged equipment, and burned through the roof before the Rochester Fire Department could bring the blaze under control in subzero weather. The damage was extensive. Fire Chief C. E. Ginther said an investigation is underway.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • An artistic brass tablet to commemorate the devotion and sacrifice of the women of the Winona County Chapter of the American Red Cross during the war years (1914-18) has been placed in the Winona Public Library.
  • In a speech to the Minneapolis Rotary Club, Dr. C. Prosser, director of Dunwoody Institute, said: “Twenty million Europeans are now clamoring to come to America. The United States needs to stop the immigrant flood long enough to work out a constructive policy providing for the admission of those with strong minds and strong bodies.”