1994 – 25 years ago
• Rochester Mayo’s Adam Bisig was among 16 players named to the Class AA academic all-state baseball team.
• Mike Krier aced the No. 14, 147-yard par 3 at Soldiers Field. He used a 7-wood and it was his first ace.
1969 – 50 years ago
• A Rochester student at the University of Minnesota, C. James Suk, has organized a group that will administer eyesight and hearing tests to preschoolers in Japan and South Korea. Suk is a 1964 graduate of John Marshall High School.
• The Grand Meadow High School band won second place in competition with 36 marching bands from 14 states at the Red River Exhibition at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
1944 – 75 years ago
• Baseball exhibition games will be played in Rochester this summer. No tickets will be required for the games. However, there will be a voluntary collection to defray expenses.
• Some of Sunday’s lineup on KROC radio, 1340 on your dial, will be the Voice of the Farmer, John Charles Thomas, Lutheran Hour, Nash Coffee News, All Time Hit Parade and Fitch Bandwagon.
1919 – 100 years ago
• The Great War cost 7,582,300 soldiers’ lives. This figure was used by Sen. Porter McCumber of North Dakota. He was arguing for the League of Nations to prevent future wars. (The true figure, according to Britannica.com, is 8,528,831)
• A tornado was reported in Goodhue County. In the vicinity of Zumbrota, a fine, large new barn was torn to bits, along with a big farmhouse that was moved from its foundation.