Reminiscing: 1958: Nobles County Library, Historical Society consider new site

One year ago Adrian's First Baptist Church celebrated its 60th anniversary. Worthington High School and Murray County Central choirs participated in the inaugural "Choirs of Note" invitational choral festival and competition in Marshall. Travis C...

One year ago

Adrian's First Baptist Church celebrated its 60th anniversary.

Worthington High School and Murray County Central choirs participated in the inaugural "Choirs of Note" invitational choral festival and competition in Marshall.

Travis Chapa and Amy Bechler sported approximately 1,700 feet (more than 20 rolls) of duct tape fashioned into a tuxedo and dress that the couple wore to the Ellsworth High School prom.

Once Upon A Time, formerly Scrapbook Paradise, reopened in Worthington's Ryan's Road strip mall. The store's owner was Danielle Berg.


Susanne Murphy, owner of Worthington Excavating, received the Salute to Women Award at Worthington's 35 annual Salute to Women banquet.

Five years ago

The Southwest Habitat for Humanity chapter raised the walls on its first Worthington home, intended for eventual owners Jose and Jessica Zuniga. The chapter was formed in 2001, with its first sponsored home having been built in Luverne.

Schaap Sanitation noted on Earth Day that Nobles County was taking a good step toward recycling, with residents recycling more than 3,500 tons of cardboard, newspaper, aluminum, glass, plastics and other items in 2002.

Becky Berning received the Athena Award at Worthington's annual Salute to Women banquet.

The first 100-foot slab of concrete was poured at the new Worthington skate park taking shape in Centennial Park.

10 years ago

The St. Kilian Catholic Church, its elementary school and cemetery were named to the National Register of Historic Places, it was recently announced.


A mild, largely snow-free winter left Worthington's city snow removal budget in the black. Instead of moving snow, street department employees spent much of the winter trimming trees, having reached about 25 percent of trees along city boulevards.

Rachel O'Dowd was serving as a commissioned lay pastor at the First Presbyterian Church in Rushmore.

Worthington's St. Mary's School announced it would begin an all-day kindergarten format beginning in the fall.

25 years ago

Indian Lake was dying because of poor soil conservation practices, county officials were told this week.

Two Murray County men were in stable condition with stab wounds and police were searching for a 17-year-old youth today after two apparently related stabbings -- and a robbery -- early Sunday morning at the Country Host in Slayton.

A St. Leo man died from injuries sustained when his semi-trailer collided with a Chicago and North Western train one mile north of Sibley, Iowa.

The Butch Thompson Trio, house band for the Prairie Home Companion public radio show, visited Worthington and played to about 150 people at the Worthington Community College Fine Arts Theater.


Fabe Scholtes was Worthington's newest checker champion, having won his first championship in the Minnesota State Checker Association's competition.

50 years ago

A Worthington girl, Margaret Griffith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Griffith, 604 Humiston Ave., received treatment at Worthington Municipal Hospital for multiple abrasions after she fell from the car in which she was traveling two miles north of Sibley shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday. A door suddenly came open and she fell out. Other persons treated over the weekend included 22-month-old Michael Boor (for a lip laceration), Paul Andrews, 4 (for a hand laceration), and David Berger, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Berger, who fractured a wrist while pole vaulting near his home Sunday.

The Worthington High School one-act play, "Box and Cox," was one of three Minnesota high school plays that won the top-place, superior award at the sate one-act play festival in Minneapolis.

Warren Hobson, Worthington, was elected regional vice president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce in the regional caucus at Worthington's Gobbler Café.

Barbara Widboom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernie Widboom, Worthington, was named Miss Easter Queen as 91 girls took part in the first Nobles County 4-H Easter Parade last week.

The Nobles County Library Board and the county Historical Society agreed to consider a site for a proposed new county library and museum on the west edge of the new Worthington Senior High School. The groups had previously endorsed a site on the west corner of the courthouse square.

75 years ago


Thought to be the largest single setting of turkey eggs ever made in the United States, 18,000 were placed in the incubators at Worthington's Boote's Hatcheries Tuesday night. This brought the total number in the incubators to 150,000, having a value of $18,000 -- before they were hatched.

The Worthington Choral Union was to make its first public appearance in Sioux Falls, S.D., Sunday, April 30. The group was invited to sing at a Sioux Falls church, and the performance was to be broadcast over KSOO.

Leland Landers of Fulda, son of Mrs. H. H. Landers of Worthington, was kidnapped Tuesday morning, robbed of $100, and his car was stolen. Landers had gone to the Fulda Co-operative Oil Co. filling station at about 7 p.m., and was preparing to make a gasoline delivery in the country. Just as he was locking the station door, three men approached him and one, placing a gun at his back, ordered him to get in his car. Landers drove east to the small lake north of Dundee, where he was ordered to stop. The bandits secured him to a tree with heavy wire and, after robbing him, drove off in his car. A farmer working in a nearby field later heard Landers and released him. No trace had yet been found of the thieves or the car.

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