Day in History: 25th MSHSL hockey tournament to get underway

February 17, 2019

1994 – 25 years ago

• Pine Island wrapped up its second straight Southeast Gymnastics Conference girls championship by downing Stewartville and ending the conference season with a 10-0 record.

• Grade 11 “A” honor roll students for the second-quarter at St Charles High School include Marshall Behrens, Kelly Christie, Michelle Ellringer, Amy Heim and Mei Ling Kunz.

1969 – 50 years ago

• A new American Medical Association-sponsored film that appeals to teenage reason had a preview in Rochester. The film, “Marijuana,” drew praise from the 200 educators, youth leaders and parents who viewed it. The film discusses the many reasons that marijuana should not be legalized.

• The formation of a task force on African American students and future programs concerning black oriented programs has been announced by college president Dr. James Nickerson. Currently, Mankato State has approximately 50 African American students.

• The 25th annual Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament will get underway this week at the Metropolitan Sports Center. Favorite Greenway of Coleraine with star Mike Antonovich is seeking its third straight title. Warroad’s Henry Boucha, considered to be one of the best hockey players in the state, stands in the way. (Edina would win the tournament, beating Warroad 5-4 in the finals)

1944 – 75 years ago

• A new class of 68 students began training at the Kahler School of Nursing this week. Five Rochester girls are in the class; Arlene Cox, Elizabeth Krier, Thelma Smith, Barbara Thornburgh and Barbara Wenning.

• Col. Joseph J. Preston, former Elgin-area farm resident, is currently back in the United States attending the Army-Navy staff college.

1919 – 100 years ago

• As a result of snow, wind and rain, Train No. 516 arrived in Rochester nine hours late. The locomotive had a difficult time forcing its way through snow drifts.

• The Rochester High School basketball team traveled to Faribault last night and defeated the local team on their home court by a score of 22-14.