Looking Back: 1992 -- Wasko, Benson new to Nobles County board

One year ago The United Way of Nobles County set a campaign goal for the year of $170,000. Willy Nath retired after a 31-year career with the U.S. Postal Service, most of which was spent as a mail carrier on Rushmore's Route 2. A new partnership ...

One year ago

The United Way of Nobles County set a campaign goal for the year of $170,000.


Willy Nath retired after a 31-year career with the U.S. Postal Service, most of which was spent as a mail carrier on Rushmore's Route 2.



A new partnership between Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center and the Nobles County Art Center was bringing a rotating display of art to the walls of the performing arts facility, in an effort to expose a wider audience to the art center's permanent collection.


Terry and Jerry Perkins, along with their daughter, Julie Lopez, were recognized at the Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation District's convention as Nobles County's Outstanding Conservationists.

Five years ago Gravon's Natural Chiropractic, Worthington, scheduled a grand re-opening of its newly remodeled office on Oxford Street for Nov. 19.


Minnesota Department of Revenue Commissioner Myron Frans visited Worthington and spoke with about 30 local officials and residents at the Worthington Fire Hall about ways to improve the state tax system.


The Murray County Historical Museum hosted a "Haunted Museum" event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Halloween Day.



Jennifer Hyk recently began duties as the new executive director of the Southern Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross.


Administrators of Minnesota West Community and Technical College broke ground on the school's new Health and Wellness Center, located on the Worthington campus. The facility

was expected to be complete by fall 2013.


The annual Worthington High School/Worthington Middle School indoor marching band concert took place in the high school gymnasium, with a waffle feed and silent auction preceding the concert activities. The WHS band had earned overall parade grand champion honors the previous weekend with its "Over the Rooftops" show at the Anoka  Halloween Parade.

10 years ago Showing this week at Worthington's Northland Cinema were "Saw IV," "We Own the Night," "30 Days of Night," "The Comebacks" and "The Gameplan."



The Worthington Area United Way, with Jeff Rotert as its president for the year, set a campaign goal of $135,000.


Fixtures and decorative pieces from Worthington's doomed Central Elementary School were auctioned.


Better-than-expected crop yields were the rule for area farmers, regional co-op managers were reporting.


Ramiro and Maria Martinez opened Tienda Telvis II, their second business location in Worthington, recently.


Carolina Rodriguez, a patient services assistant at Avera Worthington Specialty Clinic, was named Avera-McKennan's October Employee of the Month.

25 years ago Myron "Ike" and Karelton Zeigler were the 43rd recipients of the Spirit Lake (Iowa) Kiwanis Club's Citizens of the Year award. The Zeiglers were a husband-and-wife team known for donating many hours to help others.


A winter storm struck the area on Sunday evening, Nov. 1, depositing about three inches of snow that later blew across roads, creating hazardous travel conditions (along with freezing rain that preceded it).


Mike Driscoll, manager of Peoples Natural Gas, Worthington, was named to a one-year term on the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Driscoll was a 23-year employee of Peoples Natural Gas and was active in many community organizations.


The Calumet Inn Dinner Theatre of Pipestone featured two one-act plays as part of an evening dinner theater experience. The plays, "Fish Stories" and "Skywatch," were presented following a dinner. The package per-person price for the evening of entertainment was $19.50, which included, dinner, show, tax and gratuity.


Newly elected to the Nobles County Board of Commissioners were Mary Wasko (District 4) and David Benson (District 3). Three incumbents defeated their challengers and were re-elected: Marvin Baumgard (District 1), Claire Gerber (District 5) and Delbert Lutmer (District 2). In other election results, Paul Cunningham was elected to be the new mayor of Round Lake.

50 years ago Two 64-year-old elevators burned through the night in Kanaranzi, with firemen from three neighboring communities on the scene for hours. The blaze, of undetermined origin, began around 10:45 p.m. Firefighters could do little more than contain the fire, as the elevators burned like blast furnaces. The two wood-frame elevators were built in 1903. The larger one stood about 50 feet high and had a 25,000 bushel capacity, while the smaller could hold about 18,000 bushels of grain. Both elevators were filled nearly to capacity at the time of the fire.


Worthington Crippled Children's School homecoming royalty were queen Eileen Morrison, 16, of Red Lake, and king Steve Sydnes, 20, of Northfield.


More than 400 newspaper carriers and their parents were feted by the Worthington Daily Globe at a dinner at the Worthington Coliseum on Friday evening. Prizes and an entertaining program followed the dinner. Verlin Ailts won a trophy as outstanding carrier in Worthington. Darla DeKam was awarded a certificate of achievement as runner-up.


Carbon monoxide poisoning was blamed for the deaths of a 17-year-old male (a Fulda high school senior) and a young woman from Tracy. Hunters found their bodies in a car parked not far from Tracy.

75 years ago N.L. Hanson was elected the new president of the Worthington Kiwanis Club at the group's annual election at the Hotel Thompson. He succeeded Al Goff in the position.


Nobles County's scrap collection passed the 3,000,000 pound mark when the drive in the Worthington vicinity brought in approximately 50 tons, with still more farms to be contacted. Prior to that influx, the county's collection totaled 2,965,385, said C.C. Campbell, county scrap drive chairman.


Allen T. Espeset, Rushmore, was appointed mail carrier for Route 1 out of that village. Espeset had been a rural school teacher near Rushmore for the previous five years, and was currently teaching in District 21 in Ransom Township, the largest rural school in the county from the standpoint of attendance. Espeset was one of the 57 candidates for the job who took the postal examination some months earlier.


Bigelow farmer David Dykstra was recovering at a local hospital from injuries suffered Monday in a fall while he was repairing a corn crib. A support on which he was standing gave way, and in the tumble Dykstra fell on his chest across another beam, receiving rib fractures.

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