1958: New post office is dedicated in Adrian

One year ago Deb's Healing Massage and Day Spa recently moved to a larger location on Worthington's Oxford Street. The Jackson City Council hired Western Community Action, a non-profit private agency based in Marshall, to implement its newly adop...

One year ago

Deb's Healing Massage and Day Spa recently moved to a larger location on Worthington's Oxford Street.

The Jackson City Council hired Western Community Action, a non-profit private agency based in Marshall, to implement its newly adopted rental housing ordinance.

Carolina Rodriguez was in the right place at the right time when she caught a 1-year-old child who tumbled from an open second-story window in an apartment on Worthington's Fourth Avenue near the Panda House restaurant, where Rodriguez was heading for lunch. The child was unhurt.

Five years ago


Country Pride Convenience Store in Windom installed a pump dispensing E85 fuel.

The three Sunderman sisters of Westbrook led a special summer reading presentation for Worthington-area youth at First Lutheran Church. Otherwise known as the Emerald Tide Dancers, the girls incorporated music, dance and storytelling into the program.

The town of Rushmore celebrated its 125th anniversary.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lake Wilson marked its 100th anniversary.

The 10th annual International Festival took place in Worthington.

10 years ago

Worthington Ready Mix Inc., Worthington, was newly under the ownership and operation of the Bosshart Company, Truman. The business had formerly been owned by the Hudson family for 49 years and would continue to operate under the same name.

Jason Kuemper opened Machine Werks in Worthington.


MNDoT announced the Minnesota 60 expansion at Heron Lake would involve a north bypass of the town.

Chad Meyerdirk, Worthington, found the '98 Streetscape Medallion while shopping with his mother at Textile Treasures.

25 years ago

County Court Judge Gary L. Crippen was named by the governor to serve on the Minnesota Board of Public Defense. Crippen served the Nobles, Rock and Pipestone county courts, having been elected to the county judgeship in 1974. He worked as Nobles County attorney from 1967-74.

Worthington residents with property on West Lake and West Shore Drive -- 1.1 miles of roadway around Lake Okabena -- faced the prospect of major road improvements next year. Road improvements there were defeated in 1981, and street assessments had never been levied against those lakefront homeowners. City records showed the roads there were last reconstructed in 1950.

Members of the Fulda Jaycees were honored for community service last month when that chapter was ranked number seven at the national Parade of Chapters at the national Jaycee convention in Hartford, Conn. Jerry Van Oort, Fulda, was in Connecticut to accept the award.

50 years ago

A 27-year-old Worthington man pleaded guilty in municipal court to a charge of "striking with his hands and fists" following an assault Friday night on a Windom man. Possible legal action against other individuals involved in the incident was still pending, county authorities said. Two Worthington men and five youths were jailed after the fight on a downtown street, which also involved the aforementioned Windom man and a youth from Windom. The Windom man was hospitalized as a result of the assault.


Eight persons were hospitalized after nearly a dozen accidents occurred in the Worthington area over the July Fourth weekend. Half of the reported mishaps occurred in Nobles County. Rock County recorded one, and, south of the state line, Lyon County had three. Four Lakefield residents were hospitalized after a crackup in Dickinson County. Most spectacular of the holiday crashes was a head-on car-truck collision about a half-mile northeast of Brewster.

Dedication ceremonies took place this week for the new Adrian post office. According to Postmaster Ed Winter, the postal department spent about $8,000 on new equipment for the Adrian office, which measured 20 by 60 feet.

75 years ago

The Adrian State Bank opened for unrestricted business Saturday following three months of work in strengthening the institution through cash payments by stockholders and waiver agreements by depositors to remove slow or doubtful assets from the list carried on the bank's books. Edwin Brickson was the bank's president and J. L. Lais its cashier. Brickson said, "New business is coming in fine, and both the bank force and the people are pleased to have the bank fully functioning." Meanwhile, the First State Bank of Lismore awaited examiners from the state department who would "make the final examination of the work done in removing doubtful assets and certify it to be ready for unrestricted business."

The first regularly scheduled polo game ever played in Nobles County took place at the fair grounds in Worthington on Sunday afternoon. The Worthington team met the Primghar, Iowa, four. Admission of 15 cents per adult (children free) was charged. "Polo is gaining in popularity in this vicinity and a team is being organized at Fulda."

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