Looking Back - 2006: Fulda Raiders win state girls' basketball title

One year ago Rachel Pavelko, Worthington, and Genna Nelson, Elgin, were the two Minnesota West Community and Technical College students named to the 2010 All-Minnesota Academic Team. Worthington City Council members on Monday approved the project...

One year ago

Rachel Pavelko, Worthington, and Genna Nelson, Elgin, were the two Minnesota West Community and Technical College students named to the 2010 All-Minnesota Academic Team.

Worthington City Council members on Monday approved the project scope and budgetary parameters for a redevelopment of the former Worthington Area YMCA location into a community center. Total project costs were estimated at $697,918.

The sixth annual Bioscience Conference kicked off in Worthington in the latter part of this week.

The Daily Globe sponsored the third annual Women's Expo on the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus.


Five years ago

The Fulda Raiders girls' basketball team won the state Class 1A basketball title, defeating Granada-Huntley-East Chain 57-49.

Fulda Electric celebrated its 35th year of business, with son Brian Welling having purchased the business from his father Don in May 2005.

A rollover crash on Interstate 90 near Rushmore threw three people from a vehicle but, miraculously, no one was seriously injured.

Worthington High School seniors Jenna Luinenberg and Jason LeBrun earned Regional Proficiency awards at the Region VI FFA Spring Rally in Tracy.

Despite objections voiced by three city residents, the Luverne City Council unanimously approved a conditional use permit for Dan Dingmann to build a funeral home on the former Fledgling Field along U.S. 75 in Luverne.

10 years ago

The body of a 36-year-old Worthington man was found on McMillan Street early Sunday morning, and a 44-year-old Worthington man was held in custody in connection with the death.


Midwest Wireless moved from its Oxford Street locale to 1471 Humiston Ave.

Worthington Public Utilities general manager Don Habicht informed the WPU Water and Light Commission that a couple of wells were being re-drilled at the Lake Bella well field, Worthington's main source of water. The re-drilled wells were expected to increase water production.

Steve Woltjer of the Natural Resource Conservation Service office in Worthington presented a plan to the Nobles County commissioners that would attract visitors to the Adrian spring by turning nearby land into a wildlife management area and possibly an environmental learning center.

25 years ago

About seven miles of water supply lines that bring water from the city's well fields near Lake Bella into Worthington were to be cleaned during the coming summer. The 18-inch-diameter supply lines were to be cleaned with what is known in the trade as a "pig," a water-pressure-powered unit that is run through the lines to break loose sediment and deposits inside the line. Mike Raverty, water department superintendent, estimated the cleaning to cost as much as $35,000.

Dennis R. Waller was named publisher of the Worthington Daily Globe. The announcement was made by Gary G. Gerlach and Michael G. Gartner, founders of Midwest Newspapers Inc. and owners of the Daily Globe.

Peoples Natural Gas filed for a general rate increase with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission. The filing requested approval for Peoples to implement a $6.2 million interim rate increase that would amount to a 7 percent, or $3-4 monthly increase, for the typical residential heating customer.

Playing this week at Worthington's Northland Cinema were "Police Academy 3," "Gung Ho" and "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" starring Richard Dreyfuss, Nick Nolte and Bette Midler.


Dorthy Rickers' "Mixing and musing" column featured recipes for Spanish rice, quick bread mix, pineapple cheesecake, double chocolate crumble bars, peanutty choco surprises, and Vel's chicken soup.

50 years ago

Bands and choral groups from 14 southwestern Minnesota communities competed in Worthington in the annual District 8 large groups music contest. Worthington's band and mixed chorus both finished with I ratings.

Some of the weekly advertised specials at Swanson's grocery of Worthington were a two-pound can of coffee, $1.18; 10 pounds of granulated sugar, 89 cents; three dozen Grade "A" large eggs, 89 cents; a 10-pound bag of flour, 79 cents; a 100-pound bag of potatoes, $1.98; a two-pound bag of carrots, 29 cents; and a 40-ounce package of Bisquick, 39 cents.

A 44-year-old Spirit Lake, Iowa, man lived only six hours after he was accidentally caught between the front of a car he was servicing and the brick wall of his filling station. A broken back and numerous internal injuries were fatal to Keith Ellis, owner and operator of a Standard Oil filling station in Spirit Lake.

Burglars hauled away a safe containing about $250 in cash from the Silvis Implement Co. in Bigelow Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. Nobles County Sheriff Harry Nackerud said the thieves gained entry by breaking a window in a door and opening the latch.

75 years ago

Nels Peter Salstrom, 79, resident of Nobles County for the past 36 years, died suddenly last Thursday noon en route to his home. Death was attributed to heart complications. Salstrom was survived by his wife, four children and 22 grandchildren, among other relatives. He was born in Sweden on June 16, 1856, and remained there until after his marriage to Christina Carlson on July 3, 1886. The couple came to the U.S. in 1893, settling first in Nagatuck, Conn. They moved to Nobles County in 1900.

Louise Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Thompson, 713 Humiston Ave., won the coveted position of valedictorian of the Worthington High School graduating class of 1936. The post of salutatorian went to Marian Mellgren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Mellgren, 326 Eighth Ave. Miss Thompson had a scholastic average of an even 96.

An ad for Worthmore ice cream read as followed: "Smooth as velvet...taste is the real test of any ice cream....give Worthmore a taste test. Serve Worthmore ice cream more often! You get all the needs of milk that every child and grown person needs for perfect health in Worthmore ice cream. Worthmore ice cream restores vigor and energy, and aids digestion. It's a food for everyone!"

Specials this week at Schafer's meat market included leg of lamb, 27 cents per pound; two pounds of fresh hamburger, 29 cents per pound; sauerkraut, 10 cents per quart; lard, two pounds for 33 cents; homemade liver and blood sausage, 19 cents per pound; spare ribs, 17 cent per pound; and beef roast, 19 cents per pound.

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