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Looking Back: 1989 - Current Daily Globe reporter honored for 4-H leadership

One year ago

Westbrook resident Barbara Rusek recently received the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity for her social activism in the Solidarity Movement in 1980s Poland. Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski presented her with the award in a ceremony at the Polish Cultural Institute, Inc., and Museum in Winona.

Jay Milbrandt was the guest speaker for the 20th annual Community Prayer Breakfast in Worthington.

The grand opening gala took place at the brand-new Worthington Event Center this weekend.

A 47-member group of Crailsheim, Germany, residents spent a week in Worthington, staying with host families and exploring the area.

Windom native Maria Schneider was recently awarded the Jazz Journalist Association’s 2013 Jazz Composer-Arranger of the Year award. Schneider is a two-time Grammy winner and had lived in New York City for the past 30 years.

Round Lake High School hosted its last graduation ceremony, as the school was to close at the end of the school year due to declining enrollment.

Five years ago

The Worthington High School choirs were slated to sing the national anthem at the May 28 Twins game at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome. About 150 students were expected to perform under the direction of Joseph Osowski.

Erlin Weness, Worthington, was the recipient of the Spirit of Community Pride award presented by the First State Bank of Rushmore.

Amy Hassebroek received the Nursing Excellence Award and Chelsey Fricke was given the Nursing Fish Philosophy Award during the National Nurses Week celebration at Sanford Regional Hospital, Worthington.

Playing this week at Northland Cinema 5, Worthington, were “Hannah Montana: The Movie,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” “17 Again” and “State of Play.”

A small but vocal group of community members expressed concern about the proposed Flexible Learning Year calendar proposed by District 518 administration during a public forum at Worthington High School.

Kay Williams Prunty’s The Dance Academy’s 13th annual spring dance concert took place at Worthington’s Memorial Auditorium.

10 years ago

Worthington postal employees collected 3,500 pounds of food in the 12th annual National Association of Letter Carriers Food Drive.

Tornadoes spiraled across the region on Mother’s Day evening, with clear funnel clouds spotted in the Adrian, Lismore and Ellsworth areas. Despite definite funnel touchdowns, minimal damage was reported.

Dorthy Rickers’ “Mixing and Musing” column featured recipes for Seafood Casserole, Wild Rice with Pork Chops, Easy Fruit Salad and Strawberry-Topped Lime Mousse Tart.

The City of Worthington made its first move to toughen penalties for violations of the city’s solid waste ordinance.

Playing this week at Worthington’s Northland Cinema 5 were “Van Helsing” starring Hugh Jackman, “New York Minute” starring Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, “Laws of Attraction,” “Envy” and “13 Going on 30” starring Jennifer Garner.

25 years ago

Students chosen to represent the Okabena American Legion at Girls and Boys State, respectively, were Jenny Milbrath of Okabena and Chris Rademacher of Round Lake.

Michael’s Restaurant, Worthington, advertised a Mother’s Day Royal Feast for $7.95 for adults and $4.95 for kids. Included on the menu were prime rib, walleye, French-fried chicken, orange roughy, French-fried shrimp, barbecued meatballs, ham, baked potatoes, German potato salad, soup and salad bar, rolls, garlic toast, onion rings and sundaes or chocolate mousse for dessert.

Julie Buntjer, Worthington, was named the recipient of the Kiwanis Outstanding 4-H Junior Leader award. Buntjer had been an active member of the Ocheda Beavers 4-H Club for 10 years and was the club’s current president, among other activities.

Riddle’s Jewelry had its grand opening at Northland Mall, Worthington. Manager and goldsmith at the business was Jeff Wassom.

Dorthy Ricker’s “Mixing and Musing” column featured recipes for Rich Reuben Casserole, Overnight Turkey Casserole and Strawberry Brownie Pizza.

50 years ago

Playing this week at Worthington’s State Theater: “The Sword and the Stone,” and at the Gay Drive-In, “McLintock!” starring John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara.

High winds occurring in a Sunday thunderstorm at about 2:30 p.m. did extensive damage to the Jake Timmer farm five miles south of Ellsworth. A large barn was blown down and a feed shed, chicken house and corn crib were damaged. A total of 14 calves were in the barn; some were trapped by the falling debris but all were taken out with nothing worse than minor injuries.

Larry Henning, Okabena, was named Minnesota Star Farmer by the state FFA organization. This was the top award a state FFA unit could confer on one of its members.

Annette Lorenz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Lorenz, Route 1, Worthington, was named Kiwanis Student of the Month in business education.

Arlie Steen, Edgerton high school principal for the past six years, resigned to accept a position in the administration department of North Dakota State College of Wahpeton.

75 years ago

An article about the merits of wind power included the following: “The wind that whistles around our ears in January and that gently waves the fields of grain in July is still found to be one of the cheapest sources of power for some jobs,” according to A. G. Tyler of the division of agricultural engineering at University Farm.

Gerrit Beckering of Edgerton was earning for himself the title of “Flying Doctor” at the Worthington airport, manager Jimmie Zarth reported. The Edgerton doctor bought a new Aeronica cabin plane this week and was receiving instructions from Zarth every other day. Zarth was flying to Edgerton for the tutoring. While Dr. Beckering planned to use the plane mostly for pleasure, he also said he might use it for emergency medical cases where patients were rushed to Sioux Falls, Rochester or the Twin Cities.

The Worthington Creamery and Produce Company had purchased the Ford garage building in Luverne for a branch plant. The creamery was to take over when the present occupants vacated the building, which was built in 1919.

Nobles County was to become the official proving ground for scores of varieties of hybrid corn as the result of plantings made this week by R. F. Crim, crop specialist with the Extension Service, and County Agent Gene Stower. Bloom Township had 40 kinds of hybrid planted.