Redwood Falls Gazette
  • BACKWARD GLANCES - Highway patrol gets its priorities right

  • See what was happening in Redwood Falls 50, 25, and 10 years ago this week.

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  • 1962—50 years ago
    • When two Redwood Falls umpires — Sheridan Young and Otto Siewert — were involved in an auto accident on their way to tournament games in St. James, the highway patrol let them officiate the games before filing the accident report.
    • To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first Redwood County Board meeting, the current board members received mimeographed copies of the very first county minutes.
    • St. Catherine’s Catholic Church sponsored a ham and turkey buffet supper. Cost: 75 cents per person, with children under six eating free.
    • Twenty-one members of the RFHS Class of 1912 gathered at the golf club for their 50th reunion.
    • The fifth annual Minnesota Inventors Congress was a success despite all nature threw at it, including a tornado-force wind that blue a seven-ton trailer house off its cement block supports.
    1987—25 years ago
    • The Lake Redwood Improvement Association learned it would take at least $2 million to dredge out the mud-choked lake.
    • Despite having the slowest qualifying score at the meet, the Redwood Falls-Morton girls 3,200 meter relay team — Tami Haas, Kin Schultz, Lori Lussenhop, and Toni Peterson — came in second at the state tournament.
    • Seven members of the Israeli wheat trade team stopped by the North Redwood Farmers Elevator and inspected a wheat sample as part of a trip to the United States to meet with grain growers.
    • Athletic revenues at all RF-MHS sporting events were $19,073 for the 1986-87 school year, up $2,471 from the year before.
    • Carol Baldwin, Dorothy Heaton, and Marilyn Wright of the Humane Society of Redwood County took bunnies and puppies to Wood Dale Nursing Home for residents to enjoy.
    2002—10 years ago
    • The new Redwood Area Running Club brought in shoe experts from the Twin Cities to discuss such topics as pronation and stride, stability versus cushioning, and general use pattern needs.
    • RVHS junior Tom Ellingworth earned a Class ‘A’ state championship in the 300-meter hurtles.
    • Art Fry, inventor of the Post-it note, was elected to the Minnesota Inventors Hall of Fame.
    • Ninety six member of the RVHS class of 2002 graduated. A few days earlier, 116 members of the class of 2006 graduated from eighth grade.
    • The sheriff’s department warned that counterfeit $100 dollar bills were being given to area businesses.
    The first clue the bills were counterfeit: all of them had the same serial number, AB606603055.
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