1996 — 25 years ago

  • The first All-City Golf Championship went to two Rochester Mayo golfers — Alistair Hay for the boys, and Amy Pomerenke for the girls.

  • A group of young puppeteers from Bethel Lutheran Church in Rochester is spreading faith messages for fans and athletes at the Olympic Games in Atlanta. A group of 11-to-16-year-olds are presenting short plays that promote harmony among races.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • The Goodyear blimp has been credited with helping to capture a naked young man with a sword who was roaming the streets of Osseo.
  • The 14th annual Minnesota State Women’s Fast-Pitch Softball tournament got underway in Rochester, with a record 22 teams participating. The Rochester team won its first game 10-0.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • A crowd of over 5,000 attended the Rochester Municipal Band concert. The Chatfield Band did a guest performance, and had a gratifying reception in Mayo Park.
  • Minneapolis Mayor Hubert Humphrey and Dr. Frank J. Hill, the city health commissioner, requested that parents impose a voluntary quarantine on their children under 15 because of the polio outbreak. There have been 331 reported cases in Minnesota this year. (There would be 3,000 cases in 1946, resulting in 226 deaths. Over 70% of cases were those under 15.)

1921 — 100 years ago

  • 11 young women will take their examinations for common school certificates at the Rochester courthouse for the next two days. All who completed the tests successfully will be able to teach in any school in the state for the grade for which the examination was taken.
  • A joint conference was held with Preston, Fountain and Chatfield representatives on the road's poor condition between Chatfield and Fountain. The group is hoping the state highway commission will assist in this matter.