1996 — 25 years ago

  • Recent rains and cold weather have slowed progress, but it is estimated that 20% of area cornfields have been planted.
  • Rochester Mayo won a Big Nine Conference golf triangular at Northern Hills Golf Course with a 306 total. Ryan Wieme shot a 1-over-par 73 to become meet medalist for Mayo.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • James Grabau has been named valedictorian and Brenda Mensink salutatorian of the 1971 graduating class at Preston High School.
  • Roger Malwitz and Chuck Ruhl turned in top efforts, as Rochester State Junior College blanked Metropolitan Junior College 7-0 in a dual tennis match.
  • Universal Ford announced plans to build on a new site in Cascade Township along the east side of U.S. Highway 52 North just north and east of the Minnesota Highway Department District Headquarters.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • It appears the severe shortage in men’s suits will continue for another year. Increased production has been hampered by a lack of cotton fabric, rayon linings, and woolen and worsted cloth.
  • The average wage for an employee of the Hormel Packing Company is $52 a week. Jay Hormel, president of the company, informed employees that $60 a week is set as the next salary wage.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • The new Chatfield City Council has passed a resolution prohibiting any type of entertainment on Sundays. The resolution will impact the local motion picture house.
  • The federal government will spend about $60,000 to erect eight Army barracks in Winona to establish 24 emergency housing units.
  • Current movies playing in theaters are “Hands Off,” starring Tom Mix, and “Daddy Long Legs,” starring Mary Pickford. (Both were silent films.)