1996 — 25 years ago

  • Kirby Puckett has announced his retirement from professional baseball after an operation revealed irreversible damage to his right eye, afflicted with glaucoma.
  • A canceled check for $22.96 made out to the Kahler Hotel by Lou Gehrig, New York Yankee great, brought $12,323 at an auction. On June 20, 1939, the check was written when Gehrig checked out of the Kahler after a seven-day stay undergoing tests at Mayo Clinic.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • The country’s first airline service with the new McDonnell Douglas’ DC-10 airliner will be inaugurated by American Airlines between Chicago and Los Angeles.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Larry McMartin, who farm in Ripley and Claremont townships, are district winners of the Outstanding Young Dairy Couple contest. The McMartins are milking 43-grade Holsteins, averaging 15,000 pounds of milk and about 575 pounds of butterfat during a lactation period.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • A sound film, “Under the Western Skies,” was shown for the Rochester Kiwanis at the weekly luncheon meeting. The film, sponsored by the International Harvester Company, depicted advantages to farmers practicing sound farmland management.
  • Dr. F. M. Feldman, Rochester city health officer, and Dr. H. P. Heersema, of Mayo Clinic, will discuss poliomyelitis on a weekly radio program on KROC. The physicians will answer questions related to the disease.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • “Soup, Soap, Salvation” is the creed of the Salvation Army in caring for those who are “down, but never out.”
  • A lawn party will be given on the lawn of the Nurses Home in Rochester. The proceeds will be used for the benefit of the nursing class of 1923.
  • Miss Helen Judd and four local young girls, members of the local Girl Reserves, enjoyed a week at the YWCA Camp at Lake Minnetonka.