1994 – 25 years ago
* Harold “Hap” Dison was honored last week by the Minnesota Fabricare Institute at its Upper Midwest Convention for 75 years of service to the dry cleaning industry.
* A total of 14 rail cars derailed in Chester, just beyond the eastern outskirts of Rochester. Dakota Minnesota & Eastern Railroad maintenance crews spent many hours repairing the track.
1969 – 50 years ago
* The Rochester City Council adopted a record high $12,130,739 spending program for 1970. (The 2019 budget for the City of Rochester was $283.9 million).
* The Rochester Post Bulletin will have a ground breaking for a $2 million addition to the present structure. Currently there are 125 full-time employees at the Post Bulletin.
* The First Lutheran Church at Lake City, founded Oct. 10, 1869, will hold a Saturday evening dinner at the Veteran of Foreign Wars social hall. This will be followed by Sunday’s program of special music and worship to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The church was founded by six Swedish immigrant families.
1944 – 75 years ago
* Approximately one ton of clothing, collected by St. John’s Catholic Church in the emergency clothing campaign to clothe the people in war-torn Europe, was shipped to Minneapolis today and from there to an eastern port.
* Two Rochester women, Mrs. H. K. Gray and Mrs. P. A. O’Leary, have each donated 500 hours of service as nurses aides at St. Marys Hospital.
1919 – 100 years ago
* A Plainview post of the American Legion has been organized. At present there are 100 members. Alvin Dickman of Plainview has been elected as president.
* There have been rumors in Rochester of late that it is possible to secure hard drinks at Winona. Now comes information that arrests have been made in the Gate City on charges of bootlegging and selling liquor.