Day in History: Local boy honored as World War I flying ace
1993 – 25 years ago
• Rochester John Marshall hockey team opened their season with an 11-2 rout of Wayzata. Coach Bruce Frutiger was behind the bench for the first time as the Rockets’ coach.
• The Christmas story will be re-enacted in a drive-through pageant this weekend at Minnesota Bible College. Fifty actors are involved and will be in costume.
1968 – 50 years ago
• The Claremont Creamery Association at its annual meeting received a trophy for recording the highest score on a recent state plant butter contest. Claremont Creamery is a whole milk operation, making butter and drying buttermilk.
• The Lanesboro State Bank will observe its 100th anniversary with an open house this week. The bank was organized in the fall of 1868 by J. C. Easton, who also established banks in Chatfield, Caledonia, Rushford, Spring Valley, Owatonna and Austin.
1943 – 75 years ago
• Basketball season has opened in girls’ sports at Rochester senior high school. Six teams have been formed and the games will be under the direction of Miss Mabel Dickinson on Tuesday evenings. Eva Rukavina, Catherine Doty, Joan Singley, Dacia Briese, Virginia Haesley and Shirley Brown were named team captains.
• Austin featherweight Jackie Graves won a close nod over Johnny Bratton of Chicago in a thrilling boxing match before a crowd of 1,200 fans at the Mayo Civic auditorium.
1918 – 100 years ago
• The class rings of the senior class of 1919 have been received and over 50 students were seen wearing them in school today. The rings are real beauties.
• 1st Lt. George Willard Furlow of Rochester has been cited for extraordinary heroism in action. Furlow received the Distinguished Service Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster for scoring five aerial victories. Furlow served with 103rd Aero Squadron.