1996 — 25 years ago

  • Seven new Rochester police officers, including three women, will be sworn in. This is the largest class of new officers in recent years.
  • Recent Mayo High School graduate Niles Randolph claimed first place in the Oratory Competition at this year’s International Key Club Convention. Randolph plans to attend the University of St. Thomas this fall.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Bart Starr, Green Bay Packer starting quarterback, visited Mayo Clinic for evaluation of soreness in his throwing arm. Starr has been undergoing a program to work on it, but the pain has continued. (Mayo surgeons would replace part of a tendon in Starr’s throwing arm.)
  • Seven-year-old Alisa Schneider of the Homer Hilltoppers 4-H Club won six blue ribbons at the Winona County Fair in St. Charles. They were awarded for her tote bag, sewing box, dust mitt, cookies, brownies, and finger-painting exhibit.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • Northwest Airlines will inaugurate a second nonstop flight on the Rochester-Chicago route on Aug. 1.
  • Prospective record-smashing crops of corn and wheat raised the possibility of white bread availability, larger loaves — and perhaps, more beer.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • The “Last Man’s” club, formed on July 21, 1881, by 32 members of Company B, 1st Minnesota Infantry, will meet this afternoon in the Sawyer House in Stillwater. The Civil War veterans club is down to four members. 28 chairs will be draped in black.
  • Fifty American Legion post commanders of the first district will meet in Rochester. John Lentfer, commander of the local William McCoy post and chairman of the first district, called the post commanders to a special meeting.
  • F. H. Ellerbe, a nationally known architect, who designed several buildings in Rochester, died at a local hospital. He had recently taken ill and was brought to Mayo Clinic by his friend Dr. Plummer.