Looking Back: 1934 - Mail delivery reduced in Worthington
One year ago The chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities recommended Richard Shrubb, 49, for the post of president of Minnesota West Community and Technical College. Shrubb was currently vice president of academic and student affa...
One year ago
The chancellor of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities recommended Richard Shrubb, 49, for the post of president of Minnesota West Community and Technical College. Shrubb was currently vice president of academic and student affairs at Terra State Community College in Ohio.
The Worthington Trojan speech team placed fifth in a field of 22 schools at the recent Fairmont Cardinal Invitational.
The Livestock Auction Barn at Luverne played host to the fifth annual Prairie Rock Longhorn Sale, which drew roughly 300 head of cattle.
Concrete Materials acquired Worthington Block & Tile, although past owner David Nerem was continuing to run the Oxford Street location.
Five years ago
Tractor Supply Co. opened its new doors to the public recently. In its new spot on Worthington's Ryan's Road across from Wal-Mart, the store now had 15,500 square feet (up from 8,500 square feet at its old location).
A grain elevator, dryer and two bins were coming down to make room for the construction of a new fire hall and grain facility in Lake Wilson.
Area farmers cashed in on current high prices as soybeans topped $9 per bushel due to a number of concerns with the South American soybean crop.
The Jackson County board unanimously adopted a clandestine drug lab ordinance that put coordination of cleanup under local control.
10 years ago
Worthington High School's Academic Decathlon team took fourth place honors in state competition, with Matt Wolf repeating as the first-place individual winner in a field of 56 students. Wolf, the son of Kay and Randy Wolf, was also announced recently as a 1999 National Merit Scholarship finalist. Wolf's Academic Decathlon teammate Josh Hansen placed fourth in interview in the Honors Division at the state competition.
Worthington High School named Joel Heitkamp and Denise Steffl its Triple A (academics, arts and athletics) Award nominees.
Construction on Worthington's newest hotel, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, was on schedule thanks to a mild winter. Its anticipated opening was set for May.
25 years ago
The Nobles County 4-H clubs hosted a clowning workshop at the Nobles County Courthouse.
Approximately 35 people who worked for Armour & Co. were given jobs on Swift Independent's production lines, according to Henry Martin, former shop steward for the United Food and Commercial Workers union in Worthington. They were among some 300 workers who started jobs at Swift Independent this week.
Miller's Fashions of Worthington hosted a grand opening, offering free roses with purchases and 15 percent off items storewide.
Skilled musicians Joan Mork and Florence Vance presented a duo piano recital at Worthington's First United Methodist Church, featuring works by Bach, Rachmaninoff, Samuel Barber, Brahms, Grieg and other composers. The recital was sponsored by the Worthington Chapters of P.E.O. for the benefit of Cottey College of Nevada, Mo., a school owned by the P.E.O. sisterhood.
50 years ago
Advertised specials this week at Brown's Clover Farm Store included a half-pound of Hershey's cocoa for 39 cents, two large bars of Ivory soap for 33 cents, two pounds of Great Northern beans for 29 cents, a 24-ounce box of Quaker cornmeal for 19 cents, Betty Crocker date muffin or raisin bran mix for 31 cents a package, a pound of Swift's smoked Essex sausage for 69 cents, and a pound of Swift's Brookfield butter for 63 cents.
One thousand Empire White turkey poults, loaded on a North Central airlines Northliner in Worthington Friday night "with a thousand cheeps of protest," were reported well and settled today at their new home, the Dennis Produce Co. in Augusta, Ill. The poults were the first ever shipped from "The Turkey Capital" on an airliner, and were shipped by the local Doc Reed's Hatcheries.
Brewster area residents turned out in "pleasing numbers" and donated 99 pints of blood to the current Nobles County blood drive. The total included 17 pints from residents who had never before made donations.
75 years ago
Rickbeil's Hardware, Worthington, advertised the "new 1934 Norge Rollator Refrigerator." Read the ad, "We want you to see the new Norge conveniences -- see its spacious, waist-high interior, its new adjustable shelves, its easy sliding ice trays. See the handy deep tray for frozen desserts, the butter and cheese rack, the egg basket, the new vegetable freshener. Biggest values for as little as $104.50."
Seventy-five percent of all land in Nobles County was now under contract in the corn-hog program, according to G. A. Strobel, emergency county agent. More than 1,200 farms were included in the contracts for the reduction of corn and hogs. Approximately 400 more farms were to be under contract by the close of the following week, Mr. Strobel stated.
Curtailment of mail delivery service started Monday in Worthington as a result of the post office department's latest economy move. There was no mail delivery in the city's residential area on Monday afternoons through July 1, although service continued as usual in the rural areas and in the business district. The service curtailment was necessary because each postal employee was directed to take a vacation without pay one day each month until July 1.