One year ago

Forbidden Barrel Brewery, a microbrewery, aimed to serve its first pint in Worthington in 2019. Brent Droll, a brewmaster from rural Okabena, was planning to set up shop in the former Rickbeil's building at the corner of Ninth Street and Third Avenue in downtown Worthington. The Worthington Investment Network purchased the building in mid-May and was planning to renovate the 6,400 square-foot building.

 

Worthington City Council members were interested in dredging Sunset Bay to rid the bay of its deep, thick mud floor.

 

The "Spirit of Worthington" Trojan marching band premiered its new parade show "We the People" in a preview performance along Clary Street outside of Worthington High School.

 

The chair auction, which took place as part of the annual Worthington Windsurfing Regatta, raised $5,000 for "Flags of Freedom."

Five years ago

Worthington's 15th annual Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival also was the occasion of the National Windsurfing Championships.

 

More than 400 people participated in the Worthington Area YMCA's Color Dash 5K.

 

The Open Door Health Center's Mobile Dental unit made its first appearance in Worthington during late May. The unit would be situated in the Shopko parking lot each Thursday to serve local dental patients.

 

The Worthington City Council approved a recommendation to the Nobles County District Court for demolition of the former Kmart building on Oxford Street adjacent to the former Northland Mall.

 

Recent rains had helped raise water levels in the Worthington well field, but there was still a long way to go before the Worthington Water and Light Commission would lift the ban on non-essential watering, meaning no lawn or garden watering or vehicle washing was allowed.

 

The End-o-Line Railroad Park Museum, Currie, hosted an open house with special guest Bill Schrankler present. Schrankler was author of "Shadows of Time: Minnesota's Surviving Railroad Depots."

10 years ago

Suzlon announced it would lay off half of its Pipestone workers by the end of September, meaning more than 200 people in the Pipestone area would soon be without jobs.

 

Graham Hall and Sarah Korthals were working as summer interns at the Daily Globe, Worthington.

 

Prairie Elementary was considering the addition of a 10th section of kindergarten classes and was seeking approval for the move following a nod from the District 518 Instructional Committee. Already, 214 students were registered for kindergarten during the 2009-10 school year, 77 of whom were English language learners.

 

A groundbreaking ceremony took place at Ecumen Meadows for an additional 43 units to the existing 66 at the property.

 

Nobles-Rock Community Health Services was to receive $176,000 in grants over the next three years to re-establish its tobacco prevention coalition, as well as to target obesity and promote healthy living in the two counties.

 

Tyson Scholtes and Tanner Barrie, both 11-year-olds from Worthington, had a successful fishing outing at Lake Okabena. Scholtes caught a 16.5-inch walleye, while Barrie snagged a 20.5-inch walleye.

25 years ago

A Fulda farm family lost six buildings and 12 goats in a Saturday afternoon fire. Strong winds and dry conditions worsened the flames at the Jerry and Deanna Ossefoort farm five miles south of Fulda.

 

The Lakefield Education Association 1994 Teacher of the Year was Pat Rossow. Rossow taught second grade at Pleasantview Elementary and had completed her 20th year as an educator.

 

Truck driver Robert Getzel, Worthington, was named April's Driver of the Month by the SDTA Safety Management Council. Getsel was employed by A & A Express, Brandon, S.D.

 

Lori's Closet, a new consignment store owned by Lori Welling, opened recently at 216 10th St., Worthington.

 

Two area men were charged in conjunction with a series of burglaries in mid-May at Athletic Fitters in Worthington's Northland Mall.

 

Roughly five inches of rain fell within a two-day period, causing flooding in Adrian and closing several local streets. The lower park and campground at Adrian were under water, and the art room in the southwest corner of the high school suffered water damage.

50 years ago

Mary Elizabeth Moser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Moser, Wilmont, was awarded a Minnesota Heart Association summer fellowship. She was to spend two months over the summer working in the laboratory of a recognized cardiovascular researcher at the Mayo Clinic. She was also awarded a $600 grant to further her education at a college of her choice. Moser was one of 18 winners in the summer scholarship program; she previously received a $250

scholarship from the Minnesota Academy of Science.

 

Calvin Zuehlke was the guest master of ceremonies at the second concert of the Worthington City Band at Chautauqua Park. Five-year-old violinist Richard Breckenridge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Breckenridge of Round Lake, was a featured violin soloist at the concert.

 

An advertised special for Tuesday, June 10, only offered six hamburgers and six orders of French fries for only $1.95 at the Quik-Stop Drive-In, located at the corner of Oxford Street and Humiston Avenue.

 

Kathy Meyer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Meyer, Magnolia, was crowned Rock County Dairy Princess. Attendants were Rita Oye and Karen Harnack.

75 years ago

Neighbors gathered Saturday at the farm of William Jensen, southeast of Round Lake, to help him with his farm work. Forty acres of corn ground were plowed in a hurry. Jensen had been unable to get his work done because of sickness in the family. A baby daughter underwent an operation recently at a Minneapolis hospital, Mrs. Jensen was hospitalized in Worthington and a man hired to help with the farm work was also ill.

 

The year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Harms of Ellsworth had a close call Tuesday afternoon when she sampled a box of arsenate of lead. There being no physician in Ellsworth, the child was rushed to George, Iowa, where a stomach pump and other means were resorted to. Afterwards, the child was weak from the experience but was expected to recover. Harms had been using the arsenate of lead to make a spray for potato bugs. He set the box down, not

knowing the child was near.

 

Charles B. Carrothers, Worthington, was elected Grand Counselor of the Minnesota-North Dakota council of the United Commercial Travelers of America at Brainerd.

 

Rickbeil's Hardware, Worthington, advertised a close-out sale on coaster wagons, offering them for $4.95 apiece.