1996 — 25 years ago

  • Gov. Arne Carlson ordered that all Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff to honor Korean War veterans. The National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day will be marked with nationwide activities.
  • Minnesota native Tom Lehman won the British Open Golf Tournament. It was Lehman’s first major championship.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Employees are needed at the Lakeside Packing Company in Plainview. Day and night shifts are available, and pay ranges from $1.60 an hour and up.
  • McDonald’s is open year-round, and currently, a satisfying meal only totals $1.10. A Big Mac is 55 cents, large fry 35 cents, and a big drink is 20 cents.

1946 — 75 years ago

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  • Professor Alexander Ananoff, director of astronautics at Sorbonne University in Paris, stated we hope to send the first atomic energy rocket ship to Mars by 1960.
  • Jackie Graves will be the guest referee of an amateur boxing show to be held by the Perham American Legion Post at the fairgrounds. The Austin, Minn., featherweight has agreed to referee three bouts.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Mayo are leaving for Denver, where they will be the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Balfour.
  • The people of St. Bridget’s parish, the oldest church in southern Minnesota in Simpson, are planning a big homecoming for the sons, daughters and friends of old St. Bridget’s. The Edifice was completed in 1859.
  • The Rochester Civic and Commerce Association Sow and Litter Club was formally started. Every township in the county is represented by one boy in the club. Pure-bred pigs will be given to the boys to care for.