1996 — 25 years ago

  • The Rochester School Board delayed plans to name the city’s third high school despite the recommendations of an 80-member committee. The committee preferred Eleanor Roosevelt, but the board thought the name was too controversial.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Cheryl Luettinger and Steve Swagger, seniors at Lincoln High School in Lake City, were honored as Students of the Month by the Lake City Kiwanis Club.
  • Four young women will be competing in the Miss St. Charles pageant. They are Tara Smith, Rory Sackreiter, Jeanette Buckbee and Marilyn Ellringer.
  • Approximately 600 Girl Scouts, seniors and adults from the River Trails Girl Scouts Council will be camping at Whispering Hills in rural Houston, to study ecology and conservation.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • Bob Wangen, a 14-year-old marble sharpshooter from Austin, Minn., won the Northwest Grand Championship for the third time. The Austin team has won the team title every year since 1940.
  • Youngsters should be commended, not scolded for chewing gum. Dr. George Crane, a psychologist, said that gum chewing “grinds off” the nervous tension of life and works off their energy.

1921 – 100 years ago

  • Gasoline at the local Standard Oil and Hawkeye station dropped 2 cents, making the price 23.3 cents per gallon.
  • The Buena Vista tuberculosis sanatorium in Wabasha has named Dr. W. K. Quackenbush as the new medical director.