The Day in History, Sept. 16

1998 — Ten years ago

Voters in Rochester picked incumbent Mayor Chuck Canfield and challenger Jay Weichselbaum to face off in the mayoral race in November.

Northwest Airlines resumed limited passenger service for the first time since a 15-day pilot’s strike grounded the airline.

Rochester’s National Volleyball Center was unveiled to the public last night. The facility will be one of the best volleyball facilities in the country.

Ex-Minnesota Viking Jim Marshall kicked off the 1998 campaign for the United Way of Olmsted County at a breakfast gathering. Marshall reminded listeners how fleeting a privileged life can be.


1983 — 25 years ago

The Rochester Area Atari users group will meet at Carter’s Family Restaurant. The program will be "What’s a Computer?"

ETC Travel has round trips to New York at $229 and Denver at $159. A round trip to Hawaii with hotel is $499.

KTTC-TV will air a one-hour forum on the controversial proposal to put a federal prison and medical facility on the campus of the former Rochester State Hospital

1958 — 50 years ago

Massey’s Bridal Shop has wedding gowns starting at $49.95. Attendant’s gowns are priced from $25, and mother-of-the-bride dresses can be purchased for $35.95.

The Stop-n-Shop store on North Broadway has a 2-pound can of Nash Coffee for $1.59, bar-b-que ribs for 87 cents a pound, apple pies for 45 cents each and pork hocks for 34 cents a pound.

The congregation of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church of Chatfield will celebrate its 100th anniversary in special services Sunday. The first services were conducted on July 14, 1858.


Compiled by Loren Else, a Rochester freelance writer.

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