Looking Back - 1985: WCC enrollment up 26 percent

One year ago Round Lake-Brewster High School students presented "Nunsense" at the school's Round Lake gymnasium, while Worthington High School students presented "The Legend of Robin Hood" at Memorial Auditorium. The United Way of Nobles County t...

One year ago

Round Lake-Brewster High School students presented "Nunsense" at the school's Round Lake gymnasium, while Worthington High School students presented "The Legend of Robin Hood" at Memorial Auditorium.

The United Way of Nobles County telethon exceeded a goal of $5,000 in a night of entertainment combined with fundraising.

Mubarik Musa, a Worthington High School sophomore, won the Class A individual championship at the state cross country meet in Northfield, completing the 5,000 meter course in 16 minutes, 1.8 seconds. His teammate, junior O.J. Ojullu, won the sixth-place medal with a time of 16:36.7.

Minnesota West Community and Technical College instructor Bob Roesler was among 12 University of Minnesota alumni to receive the Alumni Service Award from the University of Minnesota for his long-time service and legacy of volunteerism.


Five years ago

Local ethanol plants would possibly miss out on the benefits from a $300 million subsidy program announced Tuesday by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman because the local plants had already undertaken expansion projects that would not be eligible for the subsidy.

Ric Stewart of Rickers Photography, Worthington, recently received Kodak's Elite Gallery Award, one of the highest honors bestowed on a studio photographer.

The Nobles County Sheriff's Department was investigating a double fatal accident that occurred early Sunday in Brewster.

Schwan's Sales Enterprises Inc. of Marshall opened its satellite call center in Lake Wilson. Schwan's projected the call center would employ 49 people by December.

10 years ago

Worthington High School thespians presented "Charley's Aunt, a farce set in 19th-century England directed by Linda Neugebauer.

The Rev. Bob Schulze was the new minister at Worthington's St. Matthew Lutheran Church.


Nine area FFA'ers received the American FFA degree this year -- the highest individual honor an FFA participant can receive. Recipients included Aaron Lorenz and Jonathan Holt, Worthington; Chris Ahlers and Noah Johnson, Fulda; Nathan Brugman, Windom; Andy Crisman and Jessica Voss, Sioux Valley-Round Lake-Brewster; and Kristin Schentzel and Gretchen Voss, Jackson County Central.

25 years ago

A total of 805 students was enrolled at Worthington Community College -- a 26 percent increase over the previous year.

Writer John Minczeski was in Worthington to work with Worthington junior high students. He also participated in a community event dubbed a "reading-writing" program with the American Association of University Women.

Playing this week at Worthington's Northland Cinema were "Commando" starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, "Death Wish 3" with Charles Bronson, "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" and "Halloween Show."

The Daily Globe was among 226 newspapers and broadcast stations honored for outstanding contributions to the Associated Press.

The 17th annual Southwest Conference Choral Festival took place at Worthington Senior High School, with choirs from Pipestone, Worthington, Redwood Falls-Morton, Luverne, Windom, Marshall and Jackson participating. Guest director was Weston Noble, director of music activities at Luther College of Decorah, Iowa.

50 years ago


Worthington's League of Women Voters provided free taxi service to the polls for Worthington voters in need of a ride. Mrs. Clarence Wasmund and Mrs. Herb Schafer helped coordinate the League's "Votes-Wagon."

Nobles County added victim No. 14 to its grim 1960 traffic record early Sunday with the death of Larry D. Schoer, 21, of Garvin. Schoer died en route to the hospital after his car struck a bridge railing on Hwy. 59 12½ miles north of Worthington. The accident was discovered at 5:50 a.m.

Plans for a $150,000 debt retirement drive for the Crippled Children's School Inc. got under way in Worthington with the hiring of E. B. Jones, financial campaign director from Canton, Texas.

Nobles County's commissioners were given a green light to proceed with plans for the construction of a new county library building in Tuesday's balloting. By a 293-vote margin, county residents approved a proposal to construct a new library at a cost not to exceed $250,000.

75 years ago

Another excellent financial report was turned in to the Nobles County Picnic Association by Treasurer Alfred Larson at the meeting of that body in the farmers' room of the Court House basement. Revealed was a total income of $753.98, from which was deducted an expense total of $611.45, leaving a nest egg of $142.53 toward defrayment of the 1936 event.

Rumored sale of the E. O. Olson building, occupied by the Martin Chevrolet company, was confirmed on Tuesday by Roy W. Martin, who preferred, however, not to disclose the consideration involved in the transaction.

Declaring that reports of his death, as Mark Twain once said, were greatly exaggerated, Dr. L. R. Gholz on Tuesday laughingly refused to release his own obituary when called by The Times after a false report had gained currency in the community, that the amiable DDS was no more. A flock of anxious friends who kept his phone jingling at a lively rate during the afternoon were immensely relieved to hear his hearty voice in reply, and many a good laugh was enjoyed at the expense of the rumor-monger who set the canard in motion.

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