50 years ago

July 1967

• The Redwood Falls Hospital held the groundbreaking for its planned new $1.5 million expansion and remodeling project.

• Control Data held an open house to show off its new facility in Redwood Falls (now Daktronics). Approximately 250 workers went to work in the new facility every weekday.

• Jill Tighe of Redwood Falls won second place in the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons essay contest with her entry entitled “The Advantages of the American Free Enterprise System.”

• Jeff Johnson won the Redwood Falls invitational golf tournament.

• Samples from two Redwood Falls trees suspected of having Dutch Elm disease were sent to the University of Minnesota for exam.

25 years ago

July 1992

• Redwood Falls Police officer Derek Woodford was shot four times while he was thwarting an attempted bank robbery.

• Mike Sipe drove 18 hours from Ohio to win the 52nd annual men’s invitational at the Redwood Falls Golf Club. It was Sipe’s third victory.

• Lawrence Bernardy of Wabasso and Elfrieda Eykyn of Wabasso were named the Redwood County Senior Citizens of the Year at the county fair.

• The Chamber of Commerce put out the word for volunteers to host bicyclists when The Ride Across Minnesota (TRAM) riders would overnight in Redwood Falls in several weeks.

• Dennis Stoterau was named the new football coach at Redwood Valley High School.

10 years ago

July 2007

• Johnny Larson of Springfield held off five-time champion Mike Smith of Redwood Falls by three strokes to win the Palmer Kise Invitational at the Redwood Falls Golf Club.

• Elizabeth Roiger Jenniges Sorenson of Wabasso celebrated her 95th birthday with the help of 91 of her direct descendants and their families.

• After 16 months deployed in Iraq, the first Redwood Falls-area National Guard soldiers were back on American soil, although they were not due back in town for a few more days.