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Calvary Episcopal Church marks 125 years

2009 — One year ago

The state’s new primary seat belt law will take effect, allowing law enforcement officers to pull over and ticket motorists who fail to wear a seat belt.

The baseball field at Mayo High School will be dedicated and named Dale Massey Field, and the new $30,000 scoreboard will be unveiled. Dale Massey was a Mayo baseball coach for many years before retiring in the late 1990s.

1985 — 25 years ago

A parish born in the days of the Chippewa Lodge, the lumberman’s camp and log cabin was toasted as members of the Calvary Episcopal Church marked the church's 125th anniversary. Members worship in the oldest Rochester building in continuous use for the same purpose. The first service in the downtown brick chapel was held on July 12, 1863, with open windows because the glass had not yet been installed.


Rochester is rated in the top 25 of the nation’s richest cities in a study of per capita income in 313 metro areas in 1983. The per capita income of Rochester was listed at $13,943. Anchorage, Alaska, was listed as the richest city, with an individual per capita income of $19,020.

1960 — 50 years ago

The 60-member Dodge Center High School band, directed by Gordon Danuser, played a special concert for patients, staff and student nurses at Rochester State Hospital.

Members of various teams of the Rochester Youth Baseball Association will conduct door-to-door sales of American flags. The sale is designed to urge citizens to buy and display the new 50-star American flag. Cost is $3.25 for the flag alone or $4.50 with pole and hardware.

Senior Robert Simonson was named first winner of the Coaches Award trophy at the annual Lanesboro athletic dinner.

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