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Day in History: Dignity and elegance mark 11th annual Beaux Arts Ball

1988 – 25 years ago

Angie Vorwerk of the Preston-Fountain/Lanesboro High School girls basketball team scored her 1,000 point during her team's 65-52 victory over LeRoy-Ostrander.

About 150 aerobic dancers exercised at the Kahler Hotel's Heritage Hall to raise money for the American Heart Association. Eileen Laughman, one of the dancers and the event coordinator, stated an estimated $16,500 was raised.

1963 – 50 years ago

The 1963 11th annual Beaux Arts Ball benefit took place at the Kahler Hotel and will go down in Rochester Art Center history as the ball of dignity and elegance. Dr. and Mrs. H. K. Ivy were judged the best couple. They came as a rajah and his wife – he with a massive jeweled turban on his head and his wife in a beautiful rose chiffon gown, modestly topped by a fringed white scarf over her head and shoulders. Mrs. Charles W. Mayo came with a slim and graceful black gown, with a dropped waistline, draped in folds at the low-back neckline.


A course in the practice of laying concrete block will be offered by the vocational agriculture department of the Dodge Center High School. Enrollment is limited and all interested farmers are invited to attend the first meeting.

1938 – 75 years ago

400 students, teachers and parents attended the junior/senior prom under a ceiling of rainbow colored paper streamers and clusters of many colored balloons in the Rochester school gymnasium. The students danced until 12:30 p.m. to permit the basketball team which played at Red Wing to attend the party upon their return.

Rochester Junior College tied for second place in the invitational debate tournament held at Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa. The RJC first team members were Nicholas Scheuer and Victor Powell.

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