1996 — 25 years ago

  • Free tickets for the U.S. Senate debate in Rochester on Oct. 16 will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The debate will feature Sen. Paul Wellstone, Rudy Boschwitz and Dean Barkley.
  • With 4,500 tickets still left at the deadline, the Minnesota Vikings-Carolina Panthers NFL football game Sunday will be blacked out.
  • Jill Jostock and Jason Priebe were crowned as John Marshall High School’s homecoming queen and king.

1971 50 years ago

  • The Olmsted County Public Health Department will finish its annual TB testing program in 49 schools in Rochester and Olmsted County. An estimated 10,000 students have received or will receive the test.
  • Bob Keeshan, who is Captain Kangaroo, said he fears children are watching television to such an extent that it is destroying parent-child relationships.

1946 75 years ago

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  • There are 1,660 students enrolled at the three colleges in Winona. The schools are the College of St. Teresa, the Winona State Teachers College, and St. Mary’s College.
  • Rochester’s high school football team defeated Lake City 13-0 in a nonconference game in Rochester.
  • The Rochester Junior College football team opened its season with a 12-6 victory over the Mankato State Teachers’ College B team.

1921 100 years ago

  • The Rochester Junior College will have a wiener roast for students and faculty members. This is the first of a series of social gatherings planned for the college term.
  • Dr. A. F. Kilbourne recommended a municipal golf course at the Kiwanis luncheon at the Hotel Zumbro. The advantages of a city-owned course were explained in full.
  • The Rochester public schools will have a full-time nurse in the near future. This action was the result of the recent school board meeting.