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Day in History: Oak Hill cemetery in Viola 100 years old in 1963

1988 – 25 years ago

The Federal Medical Center's medical programs are ramping up to full speed according to Warden Joe Bogan. The prison's population has now reached 700.

Sarah Flicek took the top prize in the fourth-through-sixth grade category in the Minnesota Society for the Prevention of Blindness and the Preservation of Hearing poster contest. She drew a color collage called "Hearing is a Whole Different World."

1963 – 50 years ago

About 100 attended the Oak Hill Cemetery Centennial at Viola Town Hall marking the day that pioneer William Somerville deeded the two-acre tract of land for the township burial place.


A near capacity crowd of more than 3,000 persons watched the two-hour performance of The Brothers Four at the Mayo Civic Auditorium Arena.

Judd Reifsnider of northeast Rochester caught a 21-inch brown trout in the Root River near Lanesboro. Reifsnider is the chief deputy of the Olmsted County Sheriff's Department.

1938 – 75 years ago

Miss Mary Jane Judd, a student at Sweet Briar College in Virginia has been named student head of basketball for the next year. Miss Judd, a junior, has taken an active part in sports since entering college and has been on the varsity basketball, hockey and lacrosse teams for three years.

More than 100 athletes from 11 high schools in this area will seek to qualify for entrance into the state tournament when the annual Region 1 track and field meet will be held at Soldiers Field.

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