1994 – 25 years ago
• Fountain had a 125th anniversary party for its 330 residents. The area was opened to white settlement by the Treaty of Mendota in 1851 and the first building to go up in Fountain proper was a saloon in 1869.
• Lifeguard Scott Larson pulled a young girl to safety from the bottom of Silver Lake pool. Water rescue breathing was started and the girl soon began breathing on her own. She was taken to Saint Marys Hospital, where she was seen and released.
1969 – 50 years ago
• Construction is underway on 9.3 miles of new double-lane U.S. 61 from the junction of Minnesota 42 at Kellogg to Wabasha. Total cost of the project is $2,324,451. The route to bypass Wabasha and Kellogg will open in late fall.
• A service of thanksgiving and memorial in the city park of Tracy was held to remember the tornado of one year ago. The tornado killed 9 people, injured 150 and destroyed numerous homes.
1944 – 75 years ago
• Spring Valley representative A. M. Burnap will present Gov. Edward J. Thye when he speaks this weekend before the district convention of the American Legion at Chatfield.
• At Osco Drug, cigarettes are $1.12 per carton, a baseball glove is 89 cents and Dr. Scholl’s foot powder is 31 cents a can.
1919 – 100 years ago
• Planning for the big Fourth of July celebration will include three big dances, one at the Armory, one at the Woodman Hall and one at the Masonic Hall.
• J. C. Davis, one of the prominent railway men, was in town yesterday and had great pleasure in greeting Dr. A. F. Kilbourne, whom he knew when they were young lads. The found much joy in recalling incidents of the past.