One year ago

The potential for a new movie theater and the proposed local option half-cent sales tax were among the topics broached Tuesday night at a Worthington City Council candidates forum hosted by the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs committee.

The 13th annual Fall Pumpkin Festival took place Saturday at Lake Shetek State Park's Zuya Group Center.

Minnesota West Community and Technical College 2018 homecoming royalty included prince Henry White IV, king Olyn Miller, queen Andrea Hinkeldey and princess Haley Unke.

Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle touted Worthington's connection with sister city Crailsheim, Germany, at a banquet hosted by the Midwest German Consulate General in Indianapolis, Ind.

Five years ago

Independent School District 518 opted not to pursue a grant that would have paid for an all-day, every-day preschool for local four-year-olds whose families' incomes were below the 175-200% poverty level. Superindentent John Landgaard said space availability was one consideration in the decision, and District 518 was opting to expand its current program for that age group rather than continue with the grant opportunity which had restrictions.

The Minnesota Association of Community Corrections Act Counties posthumously awarded Don Basche with the Jack Young Award for exemplary service to community corrections.

Minnesota West Community and Technical College officials learned the school was being recognized as a 2015 Military Friendly School. The list was in its sixth year, and Minnesota West was named for the third consecutive year.

A Breast Health Walk to raise funds for the cause in Windom took place. The walk was renamed the Tammy Hall Breast Health Walk in honor of the woman who initiated the effort. Because Hall died from breast cancer earlier in the year, her sister Lisa Kolander and daughter Tyann Marcy organized the event.

10 years ago

Matt Sorensen, 15, Worthington, recently completed a large rock and landscaping project at the corner of First Avenue and 12th Street, Worthington, as part of his work toward becoming an Eagle Scout.

Dr. Stephanie Thier opened Specs and Contacts on North McMillan Street, Worthington. Thier's business was a full-service optometry clinic.

Worthington native Branden Roth appeared in an episode of "I'm Alive" on Animal Planet this week.

Eleven people, including one infant, were left homeless after fire and smoke heavily damaged their multi-unit dwelling on Worthington's 10th Street early Friday morning.

Bob Cashel fully retired at age 80 after a lengthy career with the Daily Globe. A former news editor, Cashel most recently had contributed monthly weather stories to the paper.

25 years ago

Adrian Public Utilities informed the Adrian City Council members that local electric rates would increase by 25% on Jan. 1, 1995. The increase was necessary to finance a $600,000 improvement to the southwest and west portions of Adrian, with construction due to begin in 1996 with expected completion in 1997.

The Minnesota Council for Quality announced four Worthington-area service winners: Gene Scheidt of American Lutheran Church, Bonnie Henkels of Travel Port, Paula Scheidt of Bedford Industries and Karen Hamman of Hy-Vee. The four were invited to attend a governor's lunch in Bloomington on Oct. 25.

The Windmill Cafe at Bob's Truck Stop on Worthington's east beltline advertised a Sunday night special of prime rib with salad bar, potato choice, dinner roll and ice cream for $7.95.

Worthington's Gordy Anderson of Gordy's Inc. received the 1994 Grocer of the Year award from the Minnesota Grocer's Association at the group's annual meeting at Bloomington.

50 years ago

Mrs. Hubert H. (Muriel) Humphrey was the guest speaker at the 14th annual meeting and banquet of the Crippled Children's School in Worthington.

Worthington hosted a group of Bakhshdars (District governors) from Iran. While in Worthington, they studied city and county government.

An anti-smoking crusader made a whirlwind tour of Worthington Monday afternoon, speaking to students at Central and West schools, the School Health Council and the County Medical Association. Dr. Donn G. Mosser, radiation therapist at Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, declared, "80% of lung cancer is attributed to smoking." Dr. Mosser told school health officials that the schools had the greatest potential to promote the drive against smoking.

Advertised specials this week at Swanson's grocery, Worthington, included a three-pound can of Crisco for 77 cents, a "large bottle" of Listerine for 77 cents, a can of Hunt's fruit cocktail for 19 cents, an 18-ounce jar of Big Top peanut butter for 49 cents and a bottle of Norelco Electric Shave for 49 cents.

The Adrian spring area was to be turned over to the Nobles County park commission for operation and maintenance, voted the Nobles County commissioners at a Tuesday meeting.

75 years ago

Forty-three Nobles County 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America members received their feeder lambs Thursday, according to Gene Stower, county agent. The lambs — 1,500 of them — arrived at the Omaha stock yards Thursday morning and were distributed to the boys under the direction of Elvin Thue, high school agriculture instructor. Most of the boys bought two pens, or 30 lambs, records showed. The lambs were to be fed for 120 days, after which they would be sold at the annual 4-H feeder lamb show and sale.

Worthington Boy Scouts, assisted by troops in Rushmore and Wilmont, collected 33,300 pounds of salvaged waste paper in one day for shipment. The weekday house-to-house canvass went very well, officials said, and the results were better than in other recent drives.

Worthington Junior College was revealed as among 36 Minnesota universities, colleges and trade schools approved for the education of returned veterans under the GI bill, Dean W. Donald Olsen disclosed. The list included the University of Minnesota, 14 private colleges and universities, 11 public junior colleges, three private junior colleges and six state teacher colleges.