1992 – 25 years ago
• Rochester Township voted in favor of selling the 78-year-old town hall. The building, built in 1914, has served as a school, polling place and township hall.
• The Olmsted County Board agreed to support a request by the leaders of PORT to acquire 15 acres of state land for a new building. Established in 1969 as Probationed Offenders Rehabilitation and Training, the residential alternative to prison has developed into a popular sentencing option for area judges.
1967 – 50 years ago
• The Top five record albums this week include 1) Love Is Here and Now You're Gone by The Supremes 2) Ruby Tuesday by The Rolling Stones 3) Georgy Girl by The Seekers 4) Gimme Some Lovin' by Spencer Davis Group 5) The Beat Goes On by Sonny and Cher.
• Hayfield hit 10 free throws in the final 3:18 and beat Northfield 68-59 in the Region One championship game to advance to the Minnesota State High School League boys basketball tournament. The Hayfield team will meet Bemidji in the quarterfinals at Williams Arena.
1942 – 75 years ago
• Women wishing to volunteer for civilian defense activities are urged to telephone Victory Aids captains. The Aids will be working with the Daughters of the American Revolution in collecting cancelled stamps from which the dye might be reclaimed.
• The state's selective service has announced that men who married after the selective service law was signed and are expectant fathers will be granted temporary deferments.
• Nine daughters and four sons of Mr. and Mrs. B.P. Satrum were among 200 guests who attended a celebration of their golden wedding anniversary at their farm home.
1917 – 100 years ago
• Uneducated laborers earn on the average $500 per year in wages. High school graduates earn on the average $1,000 per year. The argument is simple – both boys and girls should stay in school. School has a positive impact on lives financially and otherwise.
• A gardening contest will be introduced by the school agriculture department. Boys and some girls of the seventh, eighth and ninth grades will be entering the contest. Persons having vacant lots that the school can use should call the school.
From news services
Ten years ago: President George W. Bush, continuing his tour of Latin America, met with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe. Newborn Mychael Darthard-Dawodu was found safe in Clovis, New Mexico, a day after she was abducted from a hospital in Lubbock, Texas. (The abductor, Rayshaun Parson, was sentenced to 20 years in prison.) Actress-singer Betty Hutton died in Palm Springs, California, at age 86.
Five years ago: Sixteen Afghan villagers — mostly women and children — were shot dead as they slept by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, who later pleaded guilty and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
One year ago: Nancy Reagan's life was celebrated by 1,000 invited guests gathered at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, to pay final tribute to the former first lady who had died five days earlier at the age of 94. Keith Emerson, 71, founder and keyboardist of the progressive-rock band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, took his own life in Santa Monica, California; he was 71.
Today's birthdays: Media mogul Rupert Murdoch is 86. Former ABC News correspondent Sam Donaldson is 83. Musician Flaco Jimenez is 78. Actress Tricia O'Neil is 72. Actor Mark Metcalf is 71. Rock singer-musician Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) is 70. Singer Bobby McFerrin is 67. Movie director Jerry Zucker is 67. Actress Susan Richardson is 65. Recording executive Jimmy Iovine is 64. Singer Nina Hagen is 62. Country singer Jimmy Fortune (The Statler Brothers) is 62. Singer Cheryl Lynn is 60. Actor Elias Koteas is 56. Actor-director Peter Berg is 55. Actor Jeffrey Nordling is 55. Actress Alex Kingston is 54. Country musician David Talbot is 54. Actor Wallace Langham is 52. Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., is 52. Actor John Barrowman is 50. Singer Lisa Loeb is 49. Neo-soul musician Al Gamble (St. Paul & the Broken Bones) is 48. Singer Pete Droge is 48. Actor Terrence Howard is 48. Rock musician Rami Jaffee is 48. Actor Johnny Knoxville is 46. Rock singer-musicians Benji and Joel Madden (Good Charlotte; The Madden Brothers) are 38. Actor David Anders is 36. Singer LeToya is 36. Actress Thora Birch is 35. TV personality Melissa Rycroft is 34. Actor Rob Brown is 33.