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Redwood Falls Gazette - Redwood Falls - MN
  • BACKWARD GLANCES — College site narrowed to Redwood or Marshall

  • See what was happening in Redwood Falls 50, 25, and 10 years ago this week.
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  • 1963—50 years ago
    • Construction on the new courthouse roof was halted when bees that annually build a hive on the east side of the building threw a fit at all the disturbances.
    • Mary Jo Orth, dressed as Cinderella, won the grand prize in the Back to School Parade sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
    • The directors of the Minnesota Federation of Women’s Clubs held their annual state meeting in Alexander Ramsey Park.
    • Two members of the RFHS staff attended a workshop in St. Paul to see if the use of computers in school settings might free school staff of routine clerical tasks.
    • Without committing themselves one way or another, the state college board indicated they had narrowed the sites for a new college to two locations: Redwood Falls and Marshall.
    1988—25 years ago
    • The cinderblock walls started going up in Morton for the Renville County Historical Society’s new museum.
    • Temperatures reached 100+ degrees for 14 days in a row. While the hospital reported very few visits from people struggling with heat, area livestock producers reported a much higher than normal number of animal deaths.
    • Despite the hot weather, the area was drenched with sudden thunderstorms that dumped nearly three inches of rain since the heat wave started.
    • Nine years after the city spent a half-million dollars on a downtown beautification project, the council examined ways to repair all of the cracks, bumps, dips, and broken bricks in downtown sidewalks.
    • Someone cut a screen window in the Church of St. Mary in Seaforth and stole the church offerings from the Vesta and Seaforth churches.
    2003—10 years ago
    • Ernie Frederiksen of Redwood Falls and Mary Larsen of Morgan were named the Redwood County outstanding senior citizens at the county fair.
    • The Redwood County Sheriff’s Department charged two Walnut Grove men for operating an underground rooster fighting ring.
    • When the county highway department set up a new sign outside its quarters, rumors swept town it cost over $30,000. Department officials clarified the sign actually cost slightly less than $3,000.
    • Despite temperatures in the high 90s, hockey fan Jordan Palusky was spotted running around outside in his new hockey pants to wear them in.
    • The RVHS cross country team held a 24-hour run around the track as a fundraiser for the local food shelf.

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