Day in History: Victory Girls to do a part

October 12, 2018

1993 – 25 years ago

• Six cheerleaders have been chosen to represent St. Pius. They are: Angie Johnson, Julie Hanson, Kristin Gatzlaff, Pao Chhunn, Kelli Manahan and Erin Freeburger.

• Schmitt Music will provide eight weekly classes in guitar instruction for $49.50. The course includes the use of a guitar and all lesson materials.

1968 – 50 years ago

• The annual tuberculin testing of some 4,000 Olmsted County school children is underway at Chatfield’s Chosen Valley High School and for the first time a special hypo-spray injector is being used instead of the traditional needle.

• The Red Wing School Board has been given the go-ahead for preliminary plans for a new junior high school to be built on three levels on a hillside. The board is aiming for a bond election on the proposed school Nov. 26.

1943 – 75 years ago

• Postal employees are reminding the public that in order to get Christmas packages to the overseas servicemen and women they need to be mailed out by the end of the week.

• A refresher course for teachers to provide special training for persons working in the teaching profession will be held in Lanesboro tomorrow. The course will be an extension of Winona Teachers College.

1918 – 100 years ago

• Senator Richard Jones of Duluth will open the Olmsted County labor campaign against the saloons. Jones has organized a trade union prohibition society in nearly every county in Minnesota. He will give his speech on the street Saturday night at the corner of Zumbro and Broadway.

• In the United War Work Campaign young girls will now be given the chance to work for the soldier boys and girls. Girls between 12 and 20 will be organized into an organization called Victory Girls. The slogan will be “Every Girl Pulling for Victory.”

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