1994 – 25 years ago
• A disk drive file designed at IBM Rochester works as the basic building block for IBM’s newest storage system for mainframe computers.
• Michael Restovich led the Rochester A’s to a sweep of two games over Red Wing at Mayo Field. Restovich was the winning pitcher in game one and hit a three-run home run in game two.
1969 – 50 years ago
• Dr. L. Emmerson Ward, of Rochester, was installed as president of the American Rheumatism Association. Dr. Ward is chairman of the Board of Governors at Mayo Clinic.
• Darrell Ebling and Martin Nigon were top gopher bounty collectors at the annual Viola Gopher Count Celebration. They cashed in with five skunk tails, the feet from 356 pocket gophers and 26 stripped gophers. They received $121.60 in bounty and prize money.
1944 – 75 years ago
• The bonds for babies drive is proving very successful with grandparents. Many have purchased bonds in the name of their grandchildren.
• The Sear Catalog has a special selling salt blocks for cattle, horses or sheep for 50 cents apiece, steel milk stools for 89 cents and 1 gallon of fly spray for 89 cents.
1919 – 100 years ago
• One tennis court has been completed at the Central school grounds. The court is marked and is open to the public. All players must bring their own nets, rackets and balls.
• Fifty-seven people are known dead and more than 150 injured in a tornado that roared through Fergus Falls. The tornado destroyed most of the business district and numerous homes.