1996 — 25 years ago

  • Aaron Middendorf pitched a no-hitter for Caledonia High School Warriors’ baseball team in an 11-0 victory over Houston. Teammate Luke Snell made a shoestring catch for the final out, preserving the no-hitter.
  • Rochester has been awarded a $450,000 federal grant to help put six new police officers on city streets. Minnesota will receive $7.67 million to fund 99 full-time and nine part-time officers in 55 police and sheriff’s departments across the state.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Mrs. Josie Johnson, a University of Minnesota instructor, was sworn in as the first African-American to serve on the University Board of Regents.
  • A fire in the Lake Superior National Forest continued to burn out of control. The fire is halfway between Ely and Buyck. Volunteers are asked to report to the forestry station in Virginia.
  • Minnesota Gov. Anderson is expected to sign a school aid bill. The bill allows tax credits for each child attending non-public school.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • Sixty-five schools in Fillmore County, including 1,204 students, are participating in the “Famine Fighter’s Club.”
  • The Minnesota Nurses Association is joining with state hospitals in a united appeal to recruit more student nurses into the training program.
  • Johnny Dee’s Teenage Band will play at the Mayo Civic Auditorium. The band recently received national recognition in Seventeen magazine.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Recommended graduation gifts for the young man include a pocket knife, ring, watch, cuff links, or gold belt buckle. Lovely graduation gifts for the young lady include a locket, lavalier, toilet set, bracelet watch, or a vanity case.
  • Mrs. Mary Armor, noted temperance worker and speaker, will come to Rochester to address the Minnesota Women’s Christian Temperance Union's regular meeting.