1994 – 25 years ago
-- Triton junior quarterback Kirk Midthun, who led the Cobras to the Minnesota Class B state football championship, was co-winner of the 1994 Associated Press player of the year award. He shared the award with Cretin-Derham Hall’s Tim Rosga.
-- Supervalu Inc., the nation’s second-largest food wholesaler, plans to cut its work force by 10 percent over the next two years, eliminating 4,300 jobs in a restructure.
1969 – 50 years ago
-- Plans for an $850,000 construction project in the Alfred Building at Saint Marys Hospital have been announced by the board of trustees of Mayo Foundation. The project is designed for research.
-- Mayowood — the estate of the late Dr. Charles W. Mayo, which has been under the control of the Olmsted County Historical Society since 1965 — officially has been transferred to the society for preservation. The estate, about 10 acres of the grounds, and most of the furnishings were officially transferred via an Olmsted County Probate Court hearing.
State Sen. Wendell Anderson of St. Paul will speak duringthe monthly meeting of the Olmsted County DFL Committee.
1944 – 75 years ago
-- With ice heavy on wires, Chatfield was without lights or power for five hours. School was closed all day as well as some of the rural schools.
-- Weather caused postponement of the scheduled basketball game between Lourdes of Rochester and Aquinas of La Crosse. Aquinas school authorities called and said road conditions were too slippery to safely travel.
1919 – 100 years ago
-- The senior class of Rochester High School will produce a school annual this year. Owing to the war, previous graduating classes of 1918 and 19 did not have a class annual. The editor in chief will be Ernest Schlitgus, and Associate editor will be Howard Blakely.