A weekly look back at regional history
WORTHINGTON — In the wake of April’s calamitous ice storm, few likely knew of the icy precedent that befell Worthington and the surrounding area almost 117 years ago.RELATED CONTENT
Scavenge stalks to make some oldie-but-goodie treats
The patch of rhubarb in our backyard is sorely neglected. Well, the rhubarb is technically in our neighbor’s backyard — but right along the property line, and neither of us ever makes use of it.
WORTHINGTON — I am having more trouble reading these days. If you are having trouble reading as well, it’s no wonder.RELATED CONTENT
FULDA — The band room at the Fulda school is filled with mementoes of Mike Peterson’s 36-year career as a music educator. The ledge outside his office bears the weight of many trophies, and more are displayed in a trophy case out in the hallway. Posters and photographs from the Calgary Stampede Parade are framed and mounted high up on the walls. On the opposite end of the room hangs the banner that announces the Fulda marching band’s arrival in parades. But for Peterson, the most treasured souvenirs are the memories of the many students who have shared their musical talents with him over the years.RELATED CONTENT
Friday, June 14 King Turkey Day Golf Tournament, 18-hole scramble, five-person teams, 1 p.m. shotgun start, Worthington Country Club, Worthington. Call 372-2919. Wood Duck Festival, with kiddie parade at 5 p.m., Fulda High School Band concert at 7 p.m., fireworks at dusk and other events, Fulda. Heritage Days, with community breakfast, sidewalk chalk contest, 6 p.m. kiddy parade, Rib Fest from 6 to 8p.m., inflatables, Cruise Night and other events, Rock Rapids, Iowa.
A weekly look back at regional history
WORTHINGTON — John Fenstermacher was Worthington’s mayor. Gordon Thompson was City Clerk. Ralph Bergstrom was manager of the Campbell Soup Co. It was those three in particular but there were others. Oh — Ray Ager for the E.O. Olson Trust Fund. Day and night there was a group focused on finding water for Worthington.RELATED CONTENT
WORTHINGTON — Among the ranks of the many volunteers who help each year with the Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival, there are a few windsurfers — not a lot — but a few who occasionally test the wind and waters of Lake Okabena. One such is Marc Janssen, although his volunteer effort has little to do with the windsurfing.RELATED CONTENT
Friday, June 7 14th annual Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival, with opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m., music by Patchouli at 6 p.m. and Havana Hi-Fi at 8 p.m., followed by Shoreline Jam, Sailboard Beach, Lake Okabena, Worthington. Noah Hoehn One-Man Show, featuring harmonica, marimba, percussion and vocals, 7 p.m., Jackson County Central High School Performing Arts Center, 1128 N. Highway, Jackson.
One year ago New “Welcome to Worthington” signs were in place at key city entry points, in advance of the annual Windsurfing Regatta weekend. Hagen Distributing donated all the products for the signs.RELATED CONTENT
WORTHINGTON — The play by Jessica Zuehlke and Jim Stowell, “A Wagon Load of Shoes,” is based on the true story of the partnership between Worthington and Crailsheim, Germany.RELATED CONTENT
WORTHINGTON — On the 60th anniversary of the partnership between Worthington and Crailsheim, Germany, Jessica Zuehlke was part of the delegation that traveled to Germany in 2007 for the milestone sister city festivities. She once again heard the story of how two young pen pals — one European, one American, separated by an ocean and a language barrier — planted the seed that grew and flourished into a strong bond between the two communities.RELATED CONTENT
Friday, May 31 29th annual Buffalo Days, with Men’s Prayer Breakfast at 6:30 a.m., Car Cruise-In from 6 to 10 p.m., beer garden, food vendors, fire truck ladder rides and Duck Races, Luverne. Go to www.luvernechamber.com for full schedule of events. Fundraiser Rummage Sale, benefiting St. Mary’s Church and School, featuring lots of free items, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mary’s School, 1206 Eighth Ave., Worthington. Ellsworth Family Fun Days, with midway, Little Miss Ellsworth at 6 p.m., pedal-pull at 6:30 p.m., run-walk events at 7:30 p.m. and other events, Ellsworth.
Many in the Worthington community fondly recall Dr. Charles Fitch, who died April 24.RELATED CONTENT