Day in History: Plainview High School dedicates service flag

February 9, 2019

1994 – 25 years ago

• Kevin Johnson, son of Mrs. Jackie Johnson, has been chosen to be the West Side Kiwanis Student of the Month. Johnson plans to attend Hampton University and major in pre-ministry or education.

• Triton High School’s one-act play, “Wiley and the Hairy Man,” captured the Sub-Section 4 championship in Pine Island.

1969 – 50 years ago

• Renee Kennebeck of Wabasha took first place in the District 4-H Radio Speaking Contest. She will now compete in the state contest at the University of Minnesota.

• Edward Kramer, a Quincy Township man who farms 10 miles west of St. Charles, was named the Rochester area’s “Outstanding Young Farmer” for 1968.

• Gov. Harold LeVander recommended that maximum weekly unemployment benefits for out of work Minnesotans be increased from $50 to $57.

1944 – 75 years ago

• Lt. Charles Fisk of the Navy was the chief speaker at dedicatory exercises for a new Plainview public school service flag. Approximately 225 former students and faculty members who have served or are serving in the armed forces in the present war are represented on the service flag.

• Folwell first- and second-graders participated in a paper drive, and Robert Rynearson of grades five and six was chosen as captain on the teams to canvass the district for wastepaper.

1919 – 100 years ago

• Hay and feed are the greatest needs in the devastated section of northeastern Minnesota, where in October last year forest fires caused massive damage and loss.

• Plans are being made by the Olmsted County War Council for observance of Teddy Roosevelt memorial Sunday. The 26th president of the United States was also a writer and soldier. He died on Jan. 6, 1919, at the age of 60.

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