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Looking Back: 1993 -- Crailhsheim band members pay KTD visit

One year ago

The King Turkey Day board of directors announced that Paul Ten Haken, a Worthington native and the founder and CEO of Click Rain Inc., would be the King Turkey Day featured speaker at the 78th celebration.

The Globe marked its 145th year as a community newspaper in Worthington. The first edition of what was then known as the Western Advance was published on Aug. 31, 1872.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minnesota, met with Worthington public officials to discuss the issue of calls being dropped or delayed in Nobles County.

Less than three weeks before Worthington's King Turkey Day, its rival city of Cuero, Texas, was struggling against heavy winds and rain from Hurricane Harvey. Considerable damage was done over the previous weekend, and the city expected to be afflicted by additional flooding throughout this week. All roads into Cuero were closed due to flooding.

Five years ago

Thirty-six works of Carl Georg Setterberg, a nationally known artist who lived from 1897-1982, were on display in the Slayton Public Library's art gallery. Rose Setterberg, a former Slayton resident, discovered a familial connection to the artist, and her five nieces were instrumental in mounting the regional exhibit.

Former Minnesota West Community and Technical College president Conrad "Connie" Burchill died at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne at the age of 83. Burchill was president from Aug. 1, 1987, through January 1997. He was also a longtime trustee of the Southwest Initiative Foundation, among other community leadership positions.

One month after same-sex couples could legally wed in Minnesota, six counties in the southwest corner of the state had received seven applications for marriage licenses to date — two in Pipestone, three in Rock and two in Nobles.

EDF Renewable Energy began moving forward with plans to construct a wind farm on Buffalo Ridge.

10 years ago

Alumni from Lake Wilson High School, which operated from 1923-72, cooperated to construct a memorial to the school at the building's former site.

A 37-year-old Pipestone man who fell down the basement stairs at the Buffalo Ridge Bar in Lake Wilson was pronounced dead at the Murray County Memorial Hospital, where he was taken after being found unresponsive at 9:43 p.m. Saturday.

The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors participated in a ribbon cutting at Novedadas Las Maripasas at 10115 Third Ave.

Mary Fischer recently began duties as director of family services for Nobles County, a role she would split with Pipestone County. She had served as family service agency director in Pipestone County for over a year.

Scott Olson of Adrian won $100,000 from a Minnesota Lottery "Money Roll" scratch ticket he purchased at Keith's Grocery and Bake Shoppe, Adrian, on his way home for lunch one day.

25 years ago

Members of the city band from Crailsheim, Germany, were planning to be present for the 53rd annual King Turkey Day celebration. The band was scheduled to present five concerts and also to march in the King Turkey Day parade.

An estimated 1,500 area farmers had signed up for disaster unemployment assistance. Many farmers in the region had been unable to fully plant crops due to flooding and heavy rains that plagued the area since May 6.

Graham Tire employee Rick Von Holdt recently was named a Service Award winner by the Minnesota Council for Quality. He was one of about 1,000 individuals from across the state recognized for their outstanding customer service.

Tri-County Quality Feeds, with Frank Wieneke as owner, opened for business in Adrian recently. Wieneke rented half of the space to the Hoffenkamp bus garage.

Ongoing construction on Worthington's Humiston Avenue was altering District 518's school bus routes, necessitating pickup and dropoff points on Burlington and Smith Avenues. Worthington Engineer Dwayne Haffield said construction should be completed by late September.

The Gobbler Restaurant, Worthington, advertised a 10- to 12-ounce ribeye steak special for $7.95, including baked potato, sour cream, Texas toast and salad.

50 years ago

For the 1968-69 school year, 171 faculty members were employed in District 518.

A group of French-speaking West Africans, accompanied by an interpreter, were Labor Day weekend guests of farmers in the Worthington area.

Winners of the Worthington YMCA Women's Physical Fitness program were Mrs. C.J. Bernardy, Mrs. John VanderGrift and Mrs. Merlin Voss. Sixty women participated in the program, which included divisions in weight loss, attendance, fitness and jogging, during the season.

Donald Calvin was a $25 winner in Swanson's Silver Dollar Bingo, Worthington.

Advertised on special at the Quik-Stop Drive-in, located at the corner of Oxford and Humiston Avenues, Worthington, were four fishburgers on sesame buns for $1.

Gordy's Super Valu, Worthington, was offering a 25-pound sack of Robin Hood flour for $1.89, watermelons for 69 cents each, six large boxes of Jell-O for $1, a three-pound can of Mrs. Tucker's shortening for 39 cents, a pound of Wilson's slab bacon for 49 cents, a jumbo head of iceberg lettuce for 19 cents and a one-pound package of Wilson's all-meat wieners for 39 cents.

75 years ago

W.W. Dingler said he had 10 different offers before he finally agreed to take a teaching post at Round Lake. Smaller schools were apparently in dire straits to recruit faculty, Dingler observed.

Westbound traffic on the entire Omaha mail line was delayed more than three hours by a mishap to the locomotive of Train 202 near Mendota. Engine 509 blew out a cylinder head, which twisted and tangled the side bars on that side of the locomotive. It was necessary to bring in a force of mechanics from the St. Paul shops to sufficiently dismantle the crippled machine so the line could be cleared. The first manifestation of trouble came when Train 203 pulled into the Worthington station at 6 p.m., more than three hours late.

Jack Gruye, a 16-year-old Worthington High School student, attained fourth place in the United States as a baton twirler in the junior section of a nationwide competition at Chicago, Ill. First, second and third places went to Chicago residents, nine of whom were entered among the 750 contestants competing for national honors at Soldiers' Field stadium. As a protege of the Legion corps, Gruye was properly uniformed for his big moment at the Chicago park.

F.C. Brace, 75, resident of Worthington for the past 49 years and dean of the local watchmakers, died Friday after an illness of over two years. Brace came to Worthington in 1894 and embarked in the jewelry and watchmaking business.