Looking Back: 1992 -- Proposed hospital expansion plan advances

One year ago The 31st annual Wild Turkey Shootout took place in Worthington, with more than 500 fourth- through ninth-grade boys participating. Scott Langerud, a Worthington American Family Insurance agent, was recognized via the American Star Ex...

One year ago

The 31st annual Wild Turkey Shootout took place in Worthington, with more than 500 fourth- through ninth-grade boys participating.


Scott Langerud, a Worthington American Family Insurance agent, was recognized via the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.



Brian and Kathy Chapa of Ellsworth received four awards for outstanding achievement at the 2016 Minnesota Meat Processors Convention. Their bone-in ham and braunschweiger entries were champions, while their mushroom and swiss brats and smoked pork sausage were reserve champions.


Worthington High School inducted 24 students into its National Honor Society chapter on Monday evening.


Members of Worthington's Stash & Scrappy Quilting Connection created and donated more than 50 quilts and fleece blankets to Project Linus.

Five years ago Adrian residents enjoyed the town's 28th annual St. Patrick's Day parade.


Fifty-one teams participated in the 27th annual Wild Turkey Shootout in Worthington. Nicholas Raymo was the tournament director.



Minnesota West Community and Technical College presented "Little Shop of Horrors," directed by Eric Parrish. Jake Van Grouw portrayed Seymour Krelborn in the production.


The Misfits, St. Kilian's amateur acting troupe, presented their 24th annual dinner theater production, "Here Come the Brides," at the St. Kilian School.


The Fulda Heritage Society hosted a variety show as a fundraiser for costs related to sprucing up the caboose and repairing the town's historic depot.

10 years ago The 22nd annual Wild Turkey Shootout took place in Worthington, with 47 teams participating in the fourth- through ninth-grade boys' basketball tournament. Bruce Viessman was the tournament director.



Northland Cinema 5, Worthington, reported it had sold out all seats for showings of the movie "Wild Hogs" on two consecutive Friday nights. Starring John Travolta, Tim Allen and William H. Macy, the movie was a hit with baby boomers as well as having a multi-generational appeal.


Worthington's Perkins Restaurant and Bakery experienced a recent renovation, with new booths, tables and chairs in place, plus a new color scheme, lights, window treatments and artwork. Manager Sue Schweigert called the changes a "facelift."


Worthington High School junior Jessica Weitgenant qualified for the national Business Professionals of America contest in the category of advanced interview skills.


Quentin Dudley, a senior violinist at Worthington High School, received the first WHS Beth Habicht Orchestra Award at the All-School Orchestra concert. Habicht led the ISD 518 orchestra program for 38 years.

25 years ago Unless laboratory tests revealed a conclusive cause, the origin of a fire that destroyed Gretchen's Fabric & Craft Store in Sibley, Iowa, last week would be recorded as undetermined. Nothing could be found in the store's wreckage to support any guesses as to the fire's cause.


A proposed $3.18 million expansion of Worthington Regional Hospital was referred to the hospital's building and facilities and finance committees. The proposal included an expanded emergency room area, a move for the medical records office, the addition of a special care unit and a surgical unit, and a second floor to be constructed on the north wing.

50 years ago Paul Sorenson and Larry Janssen competed in the state high school wrestling tournament. Sorenson, a 127-pounder, won the Region 2 championship in his weight to qualify. Janssen had a 12-2 season record at 145 pounds. He'd won the District 2 championship and was runner-up in the Region 2 tournament. Roy Minter was the coach.


Arvie Seifert set a record at Worthington's Oxford Bowl in league play this week when she marked up a 614 series in Turkey League competition. Her score was the highest series ever hit be a woman bowler at Oxford Bowl. It was Seifert's second series over 600.


Two weeks ago, quadruplet lambs were born to a ewe at the Celester Fath farm near Iona, and extension agents called the event "highly unusual." It happened again this week, with quads being born to a three-year-old registered Suffolk ewe at the Art Bleyenburg farm near Edgerton.


Advertised specials this week at Worthington's Swanson's grocery included five packages of Sather's Famous Cookies for $1, a box of Sather's chocolate-covered cherries for 29 cents, a box of Creamettes macaroni for 10 cents, a 100-pound bag of red Pontiac potatoes for $2.49, a 50-pound bag of Pillsbury flour for $3.89 and a ring of Wilson bologna for 49 cents.


A short feature article focused on Mrs. Cletus Bezdicek, the Daily Globe's Lakefield correspondent since 1961. Mrs. Bezdicek and her husband had four sons and two  daughters, and the article noted, "She has a good eye for a feature story and has come up with good ones in this category."

75 years ago Mary Ann Mather, Lester Ling and Arnold Ling led the activities at the Rural Youth banquet in Rushmore.


Victor Moeller directed the vesper concert presented by the Worthington High School music department at Memorial Auditorium Sunday. The program included music from Arthur Sullivan's "H.M.S. Pinafore," a flute solo by Jane Ludlow, Smetana's "Dance of the Comedians," presented by the WHS Orchestra, and other special numbers.


Heavy rain flooded many fields throughout Nobles County this week.


Hog prices on the Worthington market broke violently through the $13.15 ceiling which had held sway for the past two weeks, and choice butchers were left perched  on a new peak of $13.35 per hundredweight.


The Daily Globe's "grocery guide" page featured this headline: "Use sugarless recipe for your 'Defense Cookies,'" as well as this one: "Prune Nut Loaf goes well with salad, hot dish."

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