1996 25 years ago

  • The Hayfield ninth-grade girls basketball team opened its season with success, winning the consolation title at the Concordia Girls Basketball Tournament.
  • Newly merged Rochester Community and Technical College was recognized with a Silver Achievement Award from the Minnesota Council for Quality.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • Dartmouth College will enroll women for the first time as baccalaureate degree candidates in September 1972.
  • The Cowsills, famed family recording stars, will perform in Rochester on Dec. 3 in the Mayo Civic Auditorium Arena.
  • Northwestern quarterback Maurie Daigneau was named to the 1971 All-Big Ten football team by the Associated Press. Daigneau, a senior who played high school at Rochester John Marshall, directed the Wildcats to a 6-3 second-place finish.

1946 75 years ago

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  • Whitewater State Park golf course, a mecca for golfers from all parts of southern Minnesota, will be reconstructed and reopened for play around July 1, 1946. The course has been closed since the war. (Periodic flooding forced the closing of the course in 1974.)
  • Rochester High school has four returning lettermen this season, and basketball coach Bob McNish is looking forward to a successful season.

1921 100 years ago

  • Dr. C. H. Mayo, of Rochester, who has held the rank of colonel in the medical reserve medical corps, was today appointed a brigadier general. Mayo served in the surgeon general's office during the war.
  • For the first time this season, the Farm Bureau office has a surplus of men who have applied for farm work. Farmers are offering $20 per month during the winter.