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Day in History: McCoy American Legion Post to mark 50th year

February 19, 2019 GMT

1994 – 25 years ago

• The Mayo Spartans hockey team clinched at least a tie for the Big Nine Conference title with a 9-6 win over Owatonna at Graham Arena. Mayo’s Mike Rippentrop had three goals and two assists.

• The Mayo Clinic for the first time is offering a voluntary early retirement package to 750 employees. This comes on the heels of Mayo’s announcement in January that it will cut 450 positions in various departments.

1969 – 50 years ago

• Founded after World War I and named after a Rochester soldier who died during the influenza outbreak of 1918, the William T. McCoy Post of the American Legion will celebrate its 50th year at a dinner in the Legion clubrooms.

• Kenneth Behringer, Lourdes High School senior, won the First District American Legion oratorical contest discussing the subject – “The Supreme Court-Protector of Human Rights.” He will now advance to the state contest.

1944 – 75 years ago

• Miss Rose Marie Wong, from China, addressed the students of Lourdes High School on the subject of the nursing profession in her home country. Miss Wong answered many questions on China, its customs, education, social life and sports.

• A program of principles and objectives was adopted by the governor’s interracial commission. The objectives of the commission are to foster respect for human rights of every man, regardless of race, color or creed and to call attention to interracial injustices which must be corrected.

1919 – 100 years ago

• The county’s superintendent has sent out notices of a meeting to be held for the purposes of forming a County Public Health association. The association will work in the interests of the general public health of the county.