Hayfield boys dribble ball to Blooming Prairie in 1961
1986 — 25 years ago
T.J. Malone of Rochester placed first in the 8-year-old division of the Jaycees' state Punt, Pass and Run football competition. Malone beat out 39 other 8-year-olds.
1961 — 50 years ago
Three Minnesota Twins players — pitcher Jack Kralik, catcher Earl Battey and outfielder Dan Dobbek — will headline Methodist Church’s annual father and son dinner.
Six Hayfield boys set out on Minnesota Highway 30 at 3 p.m. and proceeded to dribble a basketball for 11 miles to Blooming Prairie. They covered the distance in two hours and 31 minutes and received support from a police escort, a flat-bed truck carrying a student cheering section and a 15-car caravan. The basketball team didn’t do as well, losing to Blooming Prairie 46-36 in the holiday tournament final.
1936 — 75 years ago
A stretch of warm weather was brought to a bitter end. The mercury dropped 30 degrees, from 42 at noon to 12 degrees with a biting wind by 7 p.m.