Looking Back - 1960: Daryl Fauskee, Russell Rickers honored by JayceesA weekly look back at regional history
By: Jane Turpin Moore, Worthington Daily Globe
One year ago
The Bread of Life feeding ministry provided its first meal on Saturday at Worthington Westminster Presbyterian Church. In all, 44 diners turned in meal tickets and were served sloppy joes, corn, cheese, peaches and apples.
Anisabel Palma and Antonio Medina opened Ciberamigos, a downtown Worthington Christian bookstore that also did double duty as an Internet café.
Students at Worthington High School were given the chance to watch portions of the Barack Obama inaugural ceremonies during classes on Tuesday.
“Daughters of Africa,” an educational play featuring the Mixed Blood Theatre’s Thomasina Taylor Petrus, was performed at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Worthington campus.
Worthington Police Department (WPD) dispatcher Tonya Aanenson received the WPD Lifesaving Award for her efforts in helping Gerald Fuerstenberg survive injuries suffered in a mowing accident.
Five years ago
Worthington High School students Amery Kuhl and Jeff Ling took third place at the sectional debate tournament at Mankato West High School, qualifying for state competition. Qiu Chen was an alternate.
La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant opened in the old A & W building near the intersection of East Avenue and U.S. 59/Minnesota 60. Owners were Carlos and Maria Vasquez.
Local churches responded to the Indonesian tsunami disaster with varied forms of assistance; for instance, a special offering for victims was taken at St. Matthew Lutheran Church while “Gift of the Heart” packets were being compiled by congregants of American Reformed Church.
A deal that would result in the relocation of Ace Hardware from downtown Worthington to the vacant County Market building on Worthington’s Oxford Street was nearly complete.
10 years ago
The Federal Home Loan Bank awarded $448,000 to southwest Minnesota for housing initiatives. The grants were obtained with the help of Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership.
Dr. Tim Kelly, D.D.S., moved to a new location at 507 S. Shore Drive, Worthington.
Ike Pohlman, 8, Lakefield, won a plaque for his first-place finish in the 1999 Minnesota State Fire Prevention Poster Contest.
The VFW, Luverne Post, sold its South Kniss Avenue building to two local developers who planned to open Sharkee’s, a sports bar, at the site. The VFW had owned the building since the 1950s and planned to relocate.
25 years ago
Belle Hart of Fulda celebrated her 100th birthday.
Ten Worthington High School students qualified for the Class AA Regional One-Act Play Contest in Monticello. Students participating, under director Ellen Copperud, included Julie Ebeling, Brian Scott, Theresa Strouth, Sarah Schwartz, Joel Sasse, Sarah Neil, Kamal Ahmad, Andrea DeFor and Cindy Kellen. Student director was Carol Munns, and stage assistant was Kevin Egeland.
Worthington’s new Pizza Hut restaurant on the Peace Avenue of Flags had its grand opening this week.
The Worthington firm of Turbes Drealan Haas & Co., certified public accountants, announced the addition of Greg H. Kvilhaug to the staff.
Dr. Randy Simonson joined the firm of Oxford Laboratories, Worthington, as director of research and development.
50 years ago
The First Presbyterian Church, Wilmont, celebrated its 60th anniversary.
Jackson voters overwhelmingly defeated a $798,000 bond issue for a new practical arts building in Jackson ISD 324. The vote was 265 in favor of the improvement and 1,763 against.
The Worthington 1960 allotment from the state road-user fund was to be used in part for payment of paving the three blocks on Worthington’s Clary Street between Grand and First Avenues, city engineer Maynard Lueth disclosed.
More than 80 Worthington Y’s Men and other local residents attended a testimonial dinner for Mr. and Mrs. Stan Jacobsen. Stan Jacobsen, secretary of the Worthington YMCA for the past five years, was leaving to Milwaukee, Wis., to accept a similar post at a 9,000-member YMCA.
Daryl Fauskee, a local plumber, and Russell Rickers, a Worthington photographer, were named as the Outstanding Boss and the Outstanding Young Man, respectively, of 1959 by the Worthington Jaycees.
75 years ago
For a solid week, the weather had been on a sub-zero spree, with only faint hopes held out for moderation in temperatures in the near future. Only once in the previous six days had the mercury ventured above the zero line; on Tuesday, when a plus-seven was noted. That was followed by a drop of 32 degrees, and the next day’s high was minus four.
Though its total budget for 1934-35 is third among five representative Minnesota schools, according to a comparison released this week by Superintendent R. E. Miller, its expenditure per pupil was the lowest, in spite of its provision for debt service being much higher. Worthington’s budget called for an expenditure of $47.65 per pupil for its 1,292 students. Meanwhile, Luverne was at $67.30 for each of 760 students, and Windom was at $63.14 for each of 745 students.
At the Independent Cash Grocery this week, advertised specials included a 24-ounce jar of peanut butter for 27 cents, Camay soap bars for 5 cents each, Sunny Cup coffee for 19 cents a pound, four heads of lettuce for 29 cents, two pounds of fresh ground beef for 21 cents, and pork cutlets for 22 cents a pound.