Day in History: Pigskin Preview turns 20
1993 – 25 years ago
• The Rochester Post Bulletin’s Pigskin Review, which reviews the high school, college, junior college and professional football seasons each year, turns 20 with its tabloid section this week. All high school team photos this year were taken by Ollie Anderson, a freelance photographer for the Post Bulletin.
1968 – 50 years ago
• Kathleen Liffrig was named and crowned as the 1968 Mazeppa Butter Festival Queen. Miss Liffrig is a junior at Mazeppa High School.
• Harold Searles Jr. has returned home after taking fourth place in the National Contour Plowing Contest at Hershey, Pa. The Byron area farmer has been a consistent winner in both state and national plowing matches since 1960.
1943 – 75 years ago
• Minnesota’s state fair, going into its fifth day, honored the old and young today, paying tribute to Civil war veterans and to 4-H club workers. Seven Civil War soldiers, ranging in ages from 93 to 106, were honored guests at a luncheon. Governor Edward Thye was a speaker.
• Miss Patricia Ann Pattison, of Rochester, has arrived safely in North Africa to serve as an American Red Cross staff assistant. Miss Pattison is a graduate of Rochester High School and the University of Minnesota.
1918 – 100 years ago
• Numerous farmers were present at the good roads meeting held at the Kitzman school house and signed the petition to present to the county commissioners with the hope of making the road from Rochester to Lake City a state road.