1996 — 25 years ago

  • Carson Walch, who played quarterback this past fall at Elgin-Millville High School, has signed to play football at Winona State University. Derek Chance, another Elgin-Millville senior, has also signed to play at Winona State. Chance played linebacker and fullback for Elgin-Millville.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Rochester Lourdes tennis coach Dick Sherman unveiled a new player in a meet with Winona Cotter. Freshman Meg Horan became the first female to represent Lourdes in a varsity sport formerly reserved for boys. She scored a 6-0, 6-0 victory over her opponent. According to the Minnesota Catholic Education Association, girls are eligible to compete on an equal basis with boys in dual tennis meets.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • Dr. Robert Alvarez, son of Dr. and Mrs. Walter Alvarez, of Rochester, has been named librarian of Nashville.
  • Dr. James Priestley, head of a section of surgery in Mayo Clinic, who served during the war in the army corps, was awarded an oak-leaf cluster to the Bronze Star medal for meritorious achievement.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • The first full-blooded Native American ever admitted to citizenship in the United States, according to officials, was given naturalization in Cheyenne, Wyo., by a federal judge. A recent act of Congress allows any Native American who has served in the war to become a citizen. Thomas Blackbird is a 23-year-old of the Sioux tribe and a veteran of the Great War.
  • A new bus line has started between Rochester and Chatfield, going via Marion and Predmore. The automobile will leave Rochester daily at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.