1996 – 25 years ago

The Rochester City Hall will have an open house and dedication. The $9.4 million city hall attached to the Olmsted County Government Center opened two months ago. The dedication program will be emceed by Mayor Chuck Canfield. After remarks and ribbon-cutting, people can go on self-guided tours of the building.

1971 – 50 years ago

Kahler Corp. of Rochester plans to change the name of its nine motels. According to President Roy Watson, the motels, now operated under the Inn Towne name, will carry the Kahler name in the future.

The Emmy nominations for outstanding television variety series include “The Carol Burnett Show,” “The Flip Wilson Show,” and “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.” (“The Flip Wilson Show” was the winner).

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1946 – 75 years ago

Rochester Mayor Paul Grassle will attend the president’s highway safety conference in Washington, D.C. in May. The invitation to attend was extended by President Truman.

Peg Lynch, former Rochester resident and now a big-time radio personality, is the subject of a story in The American Magazine’s Interesting People section of the current issue.

1921 – 100 years ago

Eleanor Chermark of Chatfield was elected to the office of city recorder. She is the first woman to be elected to a city office.

Approximately 300 physicians and surgeons, and non-professional employees of the Mayo Clinic, were present at a get-together party in the high school gymnasium. Dr. C. H. Mayo gave a brief talk, and entertainment was performed by “Rochester’s Own Minstrels.”