Looking Back: 1985: Brewster woman on stage at Farm Aid
One year ago An $118,500 Refugee Services Grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services was awarded to District 518's Community Education program and would fund a number of services for refugees in the coming year. Nearly 100 people turne...
One year ago
An $118,500 Refugee Services Grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services was awarded to District 518's Community Education program and would fund a number of services for refugees in the coming year.
Nearly 100 people turned out for a presentation by paranormal researcher and author Chad Lewis of Eau Claire, Wis., at Pipestone's Calumet Inn over the weekend. Lewis' presentation took the audience to haunted locales around the state.
Local medical professionals advised people to get vaccinated against the seasonal influenza early this year because of limited vaccination supplies, an early flu season and vaccines with longer lasting effectiveness.
Work continued on the new Buffalo Ridge apartments, a 19-unit housing complex under construction on Worthington's Nobles Street.
Five years ago
Worthington area residents were still feeling a little soggy after receiving about six inches of rain over the weekend. More than five inches had fallen from early Saturday through 7 a.m. Sunday, with more coming Sunday.
Despite the weekend rain, the 55th Tri-State Band Festival in Luverne took place mostly as scheduled.
Polar Electro Inc. of Woodbury, New York, a top world manufacturer of heart monitors, selected Osceola Community Hospital of Sibley, Iowa, as a "Medical Model" for the company. Osceola Community Hospital was the first such facility to require the use of heart monitors in its wellness center.
Two months after the new Sioux Valley Luverne Community Hospital and Clinic's opening, the City of Luverne was to gain ownership of the former hospital complex this week.
10 years ago
A Luverne woman and three Iowa teenagers died (and another teen was in fair condition) after a Friday night head-on collision on U.S. 75 four miles south of Luverne.
Area soybean yields (averaging mid-40 to mid-50 bushels per acre) were termed "fairly decent" and comparable to the previous year's crop so far, according to Chris Hein, agronomy production specialist at Southwest Minnesota Farmers Cooperative, Luverne.
Doctors at the Veterinary Medical Center, P.A., were informing the public that a parovirus outbreak in dogs was being seen in Worthington. Nine cases of the virus had been treated in area dogs since Sept. 9.
Corn off the Cob VIII, featuring the talents of local entertainers, had a theme of "Sidetracked to Worthington" to showcase the history and impact of railroads in the area.
25 years ago
Brewster native Bobbi Polzine was the only non-performer who appeared on stage during the 14-hour duration of the Farm Aid concert in Champaign, Ill. Polzine was called on stage by rock star John Cougar Mellencamp, who introduced her as a woman from Wisconsin who would be able to tell the people about the plight of the family farmer. Polzine's first words on stage were, "Actually, I'm from Minnesota." An estimated crowd of 80,000 was on hand for the event.
In honor of the recently passed King Turkey Day, Dorthy Rickers' "Mixing and Musing" column contained recipes for Sunny Turkey Meatballs, Turkey Ham Stack-Ups, Smoked Turkey Spread and Garden Sauteed Turkey Steaks.
The "Streetbeat" man on the street interview question in this week's Daily Globe was, "Have you decided to buy a VCR?" The response of Mark Henry, Worthington, was, "Yes, I own one. It allows us to control what our kids watch on TV. We play good shows that we recorded earlier on nights when we don't feel there is anything good on TV."
At a press conference Tuesday, Chase Bag Company plant manager Don Hall announced the Sibley, Iowa, manufacturer was purchasing three machines that would give the plant the capability to manufacture microwave popcorn bags, thus leading to the eventual employment of up to 25 additional workers.
50 years ago
King and Queen of Ellsworth High School's 1960 homecoming celebration were Barton Henrichs and Beverly Heikes, respectively.
Scattered light frost was forecast in southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa for Wednesday morning (Sept. 28). Lows between 35 and 45 were expected. Nobles County Agent Ross Huntsinger, meanwhile, estimated that 80 to 90 percent of the county's corn crop was mature and out of danger from the frost.
Joe Earl, 1441 Hillcrest, Worthington, recently received two National Archery awards for the 300-pound buck he shot at Talcott Game Reserve on Dec. 1, 1959. Earl was awarded the Pope-Young Big Game medal in the non-typical class and the Art Young diamond pin award for the prize buck in the White Tail Deer division. The antlers on Earl's prize animal measured 27 inches on the outside and 23 inches on the inside.
Worthington's City Council accepted the low bid of Hudson Brothers of Worthington Wednesday night for the construction of two electric manholes near the Municipal Power Plant. The bid was $11, 981.
75 years ago
Ruth Mixa and Louise Thompson were chosen editors-in-chief for the high school newspaper, "Okabena Ripples," for the coming year. Marjorie Kane and Marian Mellgren were named managing editors, while Suzanne Gurican was selected business manager and Donna Paulson assistant business manager.
Somebody who evidently believes in doing his traveling at other people's expense deserted a stolen Adrian car in Worthington Saturday night. Found by the local officers, it was reported to Sheriff Rowe and turned out to belong to Raphael Steinhoff, who had earlier in the evening parked it on a street in Adrian. The same evening, another car, wanted in Lake Benton, was found in Adrian. As there was no local car theft, the course pursued by the traveler was somewhat puzzling. "Either he is still in town, or he rode out of here on some main line train."
Playing this week at the New Grand Theatre were "Dante's Inferno" starring Spencer Tracy, "Wanderer of the Wasteland" by Zane Grey, and Greta Garbo in "Anna Karenina."