1996 — 25 years ago

  • Jana O’Ren fired a no-hitter, struck out 13, and walked two to lead Rushford-Peterson to a 13-0 victory over Lyle in the first game of a Southeast Conference doubleheader.
  • U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone was in Rochester meeting with officials in an effort to restore federal funding for Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) under the 1994 Crime Bill.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • The Bart Starr restaurant, opened less than a year ago by the veteran Green Bay quarterback, is slated to close this week. The restaurant on the East Side cost an estimated $180,000 to open.
  • The Minnesota Highway Department is halfway toward its goal of reducing its workforce by 10%, or 500 workers. The Highway Department is one of the largest state agencies.
  • Lee Boettcher, a junior from Stewartville, became the sixth pitcher in Winona State history to fire a no-hitter. He twirled the gem against the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and the Warriors were victorious, 1-0.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • Four thousand teachers are needed for Minnesota grade schools next fall, but only 700 are available from all sources. Many rural schools may close for want of teachers.
  • Bobby Riggs and Don Budge, two of the nation’s top tennis players, will swap strokes at an exhibition match at Mayo Civic Auditorium.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • The Mayo steamer Minnesota has left for a trip down the Mississippi that will include a portion of the Ohio and Kentucky rivers. Those boarding the steamer when it left were Dr. and Mrs. W. J. Mayo, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Kahler, Mrs. Gertrude Berkman and Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Adams.
  • This Sunday in Rochester, a new automatic telephone service will begin, making the change from the old-fashioned manual service. The change has been made at the expense of $240,000.