Looking Back: 1933 - Mrs. Ray Humiston dies suddenly

One year ago The new Minnesota Gophers head football coach, Tim Brewster, visited Brewster during Brewster Fun Days. A cooperative construction agreement between the City of Worthington and McDonald's USA was expected to advance development of a ...

One year ago

The new Minnesota Gophers head football coach, Tim Brewster, visited Brewster during Brewster Fun Days.

A cooperative construction agreement between the City of Worthington and McDonald's USA was expected to advance development of a new Worthington location for the fast-food restaurant. The site sought for development was immediately north of Walgreens off Worthington's North Humiston Avenue.

Sunny Days Preschool celebrated its 20th birthday with an open house and special kids' activities at Worthington's First Covenant Church.

Three former and one current All-State Band tuba players were featured in the final concert of the "Amazing" Worthington City Band's season. They were John Mork, Mike Andersen, Galen Benton and Ben Kroll.


Five years ago

Douglas Lee Scholl, 45, of rural Trimont was killed Monday when the single-engine plane he was flying crashed at Jackson Municipal Airport.

Worthington was to be one of 18 consolidated regional centers for a revised University of Minnesota Extension Service system, the Extension Service announced this week.

Bingham Lake native Jack Roberts, joined by Jake Lodato, landed a replica of a 1931 single-engine Bellanca aircraft at the Windom airport. Roberts' cousin, Clyde Panghorn, flew the original plane from Japan to Washington State 72 years earlier.

10 years ago

The Rev. Tony Nester recently became the new pastor at the United Methodist Church, Sheldon, Iowa.

Fairmont was selected as the site for Cenex Harvest States' newest soybean crushing facility. Worthington had been one of three finalists for the $45 million plant.

The Song of Hiawatha Pageant marked its 50th year in Pipestone.


A developer announced plans to build a 64-unit Holiday Inn Express Suites Hotel on Worthington's Ryan's Road, with construction due to start in mid-September 1998. The hotel was expected to open by April 1999.

A ceremony took place for Bayer's expansion of its Worthington facility. The $2.5 million, 1,800-square-foot addition was to be finished by year's end.

25 years ago

Worthington Hospital trustees were moving towards the installation of a hemodialysis unit to serve patients with chronic renal (kidney) failure. Four patients had already confirmed they would use the Worthington unit, according to hospital administrator John Albaugh, and another patient was considering it.

Playing this week at Northland Cinema were "Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" and "Staying Alive" starring John Travolta.

It was a hot week in Worthington and throughout the region, with several days registering temperatures of close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

Chinese journalist Jing Xian-Fa spent a week in Worthington working at the Daily Globe as part of a World Press Institute (WPI)-sponsored program.

Hope Bakker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bakker; Rhonda Briggs, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Briggs; and Sarah Neil, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Neil, represented the Worthington High School Orchestra at the Minnesota All-State Orchestra camp this week.


50 years ago

Waldo E. Marston, 26-year veteran of the Adrian school board, was selected to represent Nobles County at the annual school recognition day at the Minnesota State Fair in late August. Elected to the Adrian school board in 1932, Marston had served continuously since then as district clerk.

Minnesota Attorney General Miles Lord and A. I. Johnson, speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives and a candidate for Congress from the Seventh District, were in Worthington for a public meeting this week.

Bob Balega of Worthington won the state Jaycee championship at Hutchinson.

The elevator of the Dovray Grain Co. collapsed in a mound of smoldering ash and grain after volunteers from Dovray, Westbrook, Walnut Grove and Currie vainly attempted to save the structure after flames were first discovered at 6 a.m. Manager Norman Uhlenhopp reported he had no immediate estimate of the loss.

75 years ago

Funeral services for Mrs. Ray Humiston took place Monday at 2 p.m. at the Worthington cemetery. Mrs. Humiston died suddenly last Monday at her home in Los Angeles, Calif., of a heart attack. Mrs. Humiston married Dr. Ray Humiston in 1892. Dr. Humiston owned and operated a hospital that later was organized into the present Clinic hospital. Mrs. Humiston was a charter member of the Worthington Twentieth Century Club.

Worthington's Smith Avenue was opened up through the new residential section platted from the fairgrounds property and "now extends north to Oxford Street, the northern boundary of the city." Plans called for graveling the street in the fall. Also to be opened up shortly was Clary Street from Smith Avenue west to 13th Street, running along the southern border of the fairgrounds.


Ed Ehlers, manager of the Standard Oil station at the corner of 10th Street and Fifth Avenue, Worthington, won a free trip to the World's Fair in a sales contest -- and took advantage of the opportunity to make it a honeymoon trip. Married Tuesday to Berneva Fauskee, the couple is now in Chicago.

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