Day in History: Hazama will lead ‘Y’ 125th event anniversary run
1993 – 25 years ago
• The Rochester Area Foundation has will potentially receive its largest grant ever, $500,000 from the Bush Foundation. The Rochester group must raise $3 million to receive the full amount.
• More than 70,000 turkeys were killed when a Jerome Food turkey barn in Dodge Center was destroyed by fire. About 35 firefighters from Dodge Center, Claremont and West Concord were called to the scene.
1968 – 50 years ago
• American voters throughout the country and in Rochester turned out in record numbers to settle the race for presidency between Richard M. Nixon and Hubert H. Humphrey.
• Twenty-three men from the Rochester YMCA are competing in the National YMCA 125th anniversary run. The men, led by Chuck Hazama, director of health and physical education at the Rochester YMCA, will run every Wednesday for 25 weeks hoping to average five miles each time.
1943 – 75 years ago
• The first issue of “The Eagle,” Lourdes High School’s paper which last year won the first place rating in the Columbia Scholastic Press association, went on sale today at the school. Mona Branley is editor-in-chief of “The Eagle.”
• For the month of October the Rochester naval recruiting station signed up more than its 30-men-a-month quota of Navy and Seabee recruits.
1918 – 100 years ago
• The practice of children handling weapons has caused a number of sad accidents in this area of the state during the past six months. Parents must be more careful in leaving firearms where youngsters can get hold of them.
• The election in Rochester and Olmsted County passed off quietly. The Spanish influenza in all parts of the country played havoc with the politicians.