1920: All drivers of horse-drawn vehicles must signal

1995 – 25 years ago

Dan Owens, eighth-grader at Rochester’s Willow Creek Middle School, won the state Mathcounts title at the competition in the Twin Cities.

National American Legion Adjutant Robert Spanogle stopped in Rochester today as part of a five-day tour of Minnesota. One issue that Spanogle is working toward is a constitutional amendment to protect the American flag from desecration.

1970 – 50 years ago

Rochester voters turned down a 1 percent city sales tax and gave Richard Postier, James McNary and Robert Willmarth victories in the contested alderman races.


Jostens Inc. of Owatonna, which has a branch office in Rochester, will dedicate a new manufacturing plant in Denton, Texas. The company produces school rings, yearbooks and related items in 23 plants in 19 U.S. and Canadian cities.

 1945 – 75 years ago

Francis Kutina, Lourdes High school basketball player who performed brilliantly as the Eagles won the consolation title in the recent Catholic High School tournament, was selected as one forward on the all-state team chosen by coaches and officials.

The "Spring Musicale" will be presented in the Central auditorium by the Rochester Senior High vocal department under the direction of Miss Helen Church, assisted by the students of Miss Priscilla Wagoner.

1920 – 100 years ago

Chief of Police Earle Parker wants motorists to know the rules of the road. One of the rules is that all drivers of both motor and horse-drawn vehicles must signal by holding out their hand in the direction they intend to turn, 50 feet before they get to the street intersection.

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Brooks of Chatfield celebrated their 60th anniversary. They were married at Chatfield on March 5, 1860. Mr. Brooks enlisted in the service  and fought through the Civil War. As part of the celebration, they were remarried by the Rev. Parkes in the parlor of the Chatfield Presbyterian Church.

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