50 years ago

August 1967

• The Renville public school announced a new dress code forbidding “mini-skirts” and “Hollywood-type” haircuts for girls and “tight pants” for boys, who also had to tuck in their shirts.

• RFHS graduate Patricia King was third runner-up in the Miss Minnesota pageant.

• August 1967 was already shaping up as one of the coolest on record, with temperatures dropping to 46 degrees as lows for two days so far.

• The following businesses were all getting their parking lots blacktopped at roughly the same time to share costs: Scott-Preusse auto sales, Motel 71, Dairy Queen, Oberman Produce, Central Bi-Products, VFW, Control Data, Falls Super Market, Normandale trailer court, Robert Milton Home, First English Church, Baker Brothers Motors, Falls Implement, Holiday Service Store, Young’s Hut, Lampert Lumber, Patten Television and Redwood Falls Country Club.

25 years ago

August 1992

• Siblings Steven, Robyn, and Ryan Bjerke of Redwood Falls were part of the Little Crow water skiing team that won the state championship.

• Myron Lindeman of rural Redwood Falls demonstrated the pipe organ at Morton United Methodist Church after he took it upon himself to restore it using parts from the original as well as from similar instruments in Svea and Minneapolis.

• July 1992 was the coolest July in Redwood Falls records.

• In related news, on the one warm weekend that month, the public swimming pool was packed, and many people in town got to make sure their air conditioners still worked.

• The library commission held a meeting to see if there was interest in the library sharing space in a proposed new community center that could include headquarters for, among others, the Minnesota Inventors Congress, the Redwood Area Development Corporation and other organizations.

• Tracy Lepper was chosen the Redwood Falls Area’s “young woman of the year.”

10 years ago

August 2007

• Former Lamberton residents Brad and Paula Coulter’s car fell 70 feet to the ground when the Interstate 35W bridge collapsed. Despite some serious injuries, the Coulters and their children all survived.

• The Roadhouse in Wabasso and the National Guard Armory held separate fundraisers in order to help motorcyclists Troy and Amanda Goblish pay for medical expenses after they were struck by a car during a Relay For Life fundraiser.

• After spending more than $650,000 on planning and purchasing property, then seeing proposed costs balloon from $17 to $24 million and following the Redwood Falls City Council decision to withdraw from the project, the Redwood County Board of Commissioners decided it was time to rethink its proposed new law enforcement center for the county.

• The Redwood Area School District was hard at work creating a new parent portal – “Skyward” – that would allow parents to monitor their children's progress.