New building named for Harold W. Siebens in 1987
1987 — 25 years ago
The Stewartville Tigers girls volleyball team will open with Region 2 champion South Central at the Minnesota State High School girls volleyball tournament at the Met Sports Center. (Stewartville won third place at the tournament.)
The $35 million, 14-story Mayo Clinic Medical education building, now under construction, has been named the Harold W. Siebens Medical Education Building. The benefactor has pledged half of the construction cost.
1962 — 50 years ago
A long-range educational program to make Rochester the most "economically aware city in the world" was formally launched by the Chamber of Commerce with the appointment of special committee chairmen to administer the program. Donald Frerichs and L.M. Pennock were named chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Economics Understanding Committee, which will offer courses and establish a long-term program based on the "Freedom vs. Communism" course sponsored earlier by the chamber.
Kenyon Boy and Girl Scouts helped with the big task of moving books from the Kenyon Library on the second floor of city hall to the new quarters on Main Street. The new library is a completely renovated building.
1937 — 75 years ago
A new Izaak Walton League cabin that has been under construction on the north shore of Silver Lake is done and was opened for public inspection at a party today. The cabin features a huge stone fireplace made up of native stones sent from all parts of the country by Walton chapters. Many of the stones were marked by the names of states in which they were quarried.
Dr. John Claxton, youngest president of a recognized arts college in the United States will give the address at the Thanksgiving commencement service for Rochester High School seniors, teachers and parents in the First Methodist Episcopal Church.