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Day in History: Chamber board works to provide low-cost housing

November 15, 2018

1993 – 25 years ago

• Bill Hedrick took over as the new warden at the Federal Medical Center. He recently was the warden at the federal prison in Bastrop, Tex.

• The Winona State University football team has received a bid to the 1993 NAIA Division I playoffs, marking the first playoff appearance in the program’s history.

1968 – 50 years ago

• The Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors is continuing to plan to recruit people to work in Rochester, to help orient minority groups to the community and to provide low-cost housing. Task forces are in place to evaluate and study these issues and make recommendations.

• “A” honor roll students in grade 12 at Hayfield High School this quarter include Ruth Akkerman, James Branch, Alan Demmer, Donald Jensen, Lynn Olson, and Kathy Shawback.

1943 – 75 years ago

• “Joy Cayler and Her Swinging Co-eds,” an all-girl band, will open a month’s engagement at the Oaks Nite Club. The orchestra has 12 girls and a vocalist and has recently appeared in Chicago, Kansas City and Milwaukee.

• A Rochester man has been arrested and fined for drunkenness. This was his silver anniversary occasion as this was his 25th offense for intoxication.

• Miss Ruby Moore’s homeroom at Rochester High School bought $54.60 worth of war savings stamps this year.

1918 – 100 years ago

• A victory celebration is now being planned for Rochester and Olmsted County. Mr. J. E. McGovern is chairman of the Victory Celebration committee. It appears the celebration will take place on Thanksgiving Day.

• The Rochester Fire Department responded to three false alarms yesterday but the men did not get angry as they realized it was part of the day of celebration when word was received that the war was over.

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