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Looking Back: 1967 -- Heavy rains, lightning hit Dundee

One year ago

Worthington celebrated its bond with longtime sister city Crailsheim, Germany, in a ceremony at Chautauqua Park at which the bridge sculpture was unveiled. Multiple speakers shared comments about the sister city connection and its importance, and the city band also performed a concert as part of the festivities.

The Minnesota Department of Education released the results of the 2016 Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs), and local scores were roughly equal to those of 2015.

A candlelight vigil prayer service took place Sunday in Ludlow Park in response to recent tragic killings involving police officers and citizens across the nation.

DiDi (Christopherson) Edwards, manager of the Nobles County Dairy Association's malt stand at the Nobles County Fair, reported that the stand serves about 6,000 malts during the fair week each year.

Three rising Worthington High School seniors represented their school and community at Minnesota All-State music camps this week. They were Matt Desmith, Than Than Kyaw and Stephanie Lowry.

Ocheyedan, Iowa, celebrated its quasquicentennial.

Five years ago

The 2012 Nobles County Fair took place this week. The second annual Senior Day was among the year's fair activities.

Showing this week at Worthington's Northland Cinema were "Hope Springs," "Total Recall," "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days," "The Watch" and "The Dark Knight Rises."

A National Tractor Pullers Association competition took place Wednesday evening at the Nobles County fairgrounds.

A grant obtained by the Southwestern Mental Health Center allowed for a four-day, 40-hour mental health training program for regional law enforcement officers and medical personnel. The Minnesota Crisis Intervention Team conducted the training, which 19 people attended.

A Worthington community production of "The Music Man" was in its second week of performances at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center. A cast of more than

40 intergenerational singers and actors participated.

10 years ago

Heron Lake hosted its inaugural Heron Fest on Sunday.

Showing this week at Worthington's Northland Cinema were "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Hot Rod," "Underdogs," "The Simpsons Movie" and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry."

Babe Winkelman, a fishing/hunting guru of TV fame, was named the 2007 King Turkey Day featured speaker.

The second annual Cornstalk Music, Art and Peace Festival took place near Dunnell.

Kile Behrends joined the staff of Minnesota West Community and Technical College as a Program Director I at the Worthington campus.

An apple pie-baking contest (which yielded 24 entries) and a horseshoe tournament were new additions to the Nobles County Fair, and the building which served both as an FFA food stand, fair board office and restroom facility also debuted.

Republican U.S. Senator Norm Coleman visited Slayton as part of a three-day tour of southwest Minnesota.

25 years ago

The second annual Civil War Festival took place at Pipestone on the Song of Hiawatha pageant grounds.

The Thunderbird Inn Supper Club hosted its grand opening, serving pork chops, potato salad and rolls at its Round Lake location.

Byron Coyer and his wife recently hosted a reunion for the Round Lake High School Class of 1933 at their home. Other attendees were Gerald Peterson, Beth Boyer Tracy, Wilbur Thomsen, Lillian Reno Thoreson and Doris Meyer Otto.

The month of July went into the record books as being nine degrees cooler than the month's average, with a mean temperature for July 1992 of only 64.1 degrees (the average being 73.1 degrees). Additionally, rainfall totaled 7.04 inches (the average was 3.22 inches).

A final cleanup was done at the Worthington Armory, which was scheduled to permanently close on Aug. 25.

The Daily Globe announced plans to publish a hardbound pictorial history, 128 pages in all, of Nobles County. The book was scheduled for release in March 1993.

Featured recipes in Dorthy Rickers' "Mixing and Musing" column focused on zucchini: Guaranteed Good Zucchini Casserole, Little Zucchini Doughnuts and Stuffed Zucchini.

50 years ago

Harold Vogt was driving a ready-mix truck that toppled into a basement excavation east of Luverne Friday afternoon. Vogt was not injured, but the truck floundered into an open hole and ended up on its back. The weight of the concrete in the mixer was estimated at 10 tons.

The "Sophisti-Kats," a band comprised of Indian Lake Progressives 4-H Club members, was chosen to perform at the Minnesota State Fair on Aug. 31.

Advertised specials this week at Worthington's Gordy's Super Valu included 25 pounds of Pillsbury flour for $1.99, a three-pound can of Folger's coffee for $1.69, boneless rump roast for 99 cents a pound, round steak for 69 cents a pound and 10 pounds of Holly sugar for 95 cents.

Cheryl Baumgard showed the grand champion steer in the 4-H beef division at the Nobles County Fair. Reserve champion went to Richard Kramer. Tim Baumgard was the grand champion junior showman, and Bonnie McCarvel was the reserve champion junior showman.

Areas north and northeast of Dundee received up to two inches of rain during an early Sunday morning thunderstorm, that also involved lightning striking a barn on the Raymond Karschnik farm northeast of Dundee. Despite the efforts of Dundee firefighters, the barn burned to the ground.

75 years ago

Brewster's Legion post was awarded the Lindell Community Service Bell at the Duluth state convention. The bell was presented in recognition of the post's "greatest single piece of community service work performed during the past year," but Commander Charles Dempewolf was compelled to admit he hadn't the slightest idea what for. The award included more than $330 in prizes and other cash awards. Post leaders speculated the award might be for its fostering of the Legion daughters' drum and bugle corps.

The 69 Nobles County registrants who were deferred from induction into the army on July 30 because they were needed at home as farm hands were to leave as part of a regular draft quota on Aug. 19.

The Globe's Grocery Guide suggested to cooks that "you can still make sponge cake" and listed a few recipes requiring little sugar. "The sugar shortage need not stop you from baking sponge cakes," read the article. Listed were recipes for a Sugarless Sponge Cake, A Very Good Devil's Food, a Jelly Roll Cake and an Eggless, Butterless, Milkless Raisin Cake" (using brown sugar and lard, among other ingredients).

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