Peek at the Past
Published 8:30 am Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Here are highlights in history for March 8, gleaned from the files of the Albert Lea Tribune:
1990 — State Rep. Bob Haukoos of District 31B was the co-sponsor of a bill to change the name of Helmer Myre State Park to Myre-Big Island State Park. (Note: This action resulted in the park’s present name.)
1980 — Albert Lea’s Pamida, located near the corner of U.S. Highway 65 and Margaretha Avenue, had a Tribune ad with nine coupons.
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1960 — Lyle (Gus) Westrum was named to be the new golf professional and greenskeeper at the Albert Lea Country Club.