1996 — 25 years ago

  • Rochester is among the 10 best cities in the nation for working moms, according to Redbook magazine. Rochester has one of the highest graduation rates in the country, and quality day care is available before and after school.
  • Garrison Keillor brought snippets of “A Prairie Home Companion” to Byron High School, teasing Scandinavians and giving students some opportunities at staging a radio show.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Chatfield High School has announced that Ken Jacobson, a Winona State graduate, was named head basketball coach. Jacobson has assisted in football and basketball, and has been head track coach the past year.
  • Mrs. Adella Anderson, of Rochester, will be installed as president of the Women’s Auxiliary of the Minnesota State Medical Association. She plans to encourage public education programs on environmental health matters.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • Robert Bloeser is the first ex-military student using the GI Bill to take his solo flight since the Winona Flying Service was accredited.
  • Gable’s back, and Garson’s got him in the new film “Adventure,” showing in area theaters. (This was Clark Gable’s first film after three years of active duty in World War II.)

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Minnesota’s fishing season opens this Sunday, but anglers are reminded that there’s an old "blue law" on the books that prohibits Sunday fishing and carries a $10 fine or imprisonment. (Blue laws were known as "Sunday laws" prohibiting activities for religious reasons.)
  • A recent joint legislative committee report stated that American colleges are honeycombed with socialist professors whose teachings are subversive of democratic ideals and institutions.