1994 – 25 years ago
• Three men were inducted into the Rochester Bowling Hall of Fame. They were Hulie Timmons, Lyle Lubahn and Bob Stricke.
• Mayo Clinic announced that it has decided to halt the hiring of Licensed Practical Nurses. In June, Saint Marys will close its School of Practical Nursing, which trains LPNs. The school opened in 1948 and nearly 2,700 students became LPNs in this program.
1969 – 50 years ago
• Internationally famous surgeon Dr. Owen Wangensteeen, a former Mayo Graduate School resident, has been named the outstanding living Minnesotan of 1969 and will be honored at the state’s 111th birthday dinner.
• The first Boy Scout hiking trail in Minnesota will have its formal opening May 17 at Camp Kahler, when several groups start out on its 14-mile winding route.
• Rochester Aviation will hold a public open house in the lower level of the U.S. Weather Bureau at the Rochester Airport. The event is being held in conjunction with aviation industry’s “Discover Flying,” campaign.
1944 – 75 years ago
• Chatfield High School will graduate 33 seniors early in June. Yvonne Fahlgren is valedictorian and Richard Flynn is salutatorian.
• Lt. Col. Philip Hench, of Rochester, formerly head of the section on rheumatic diseases of Mayo Clinic, is chief of medical services at the Army and Navy General Hospital at Hot Springs, Ark.
1919 – 100 years ago
• Thomas Phelps has been selected as valedictorian of the Rochester High School class of 1919. Miss Cora Neuman has been named salutatorian.