50 years ago

October 1967

• The longest gap between victories in the RFHS football team’s 69 year history – 14 losing games in a row – ended with a 40-34 victory over the Windom Eagles.

• In related news, Harry Walter, dad of one of the Cardinal football players who performed in the winning game, was so excited afterward that he got lost in Windom and spent 25 minutes wandering through Windom afterward trying to negotiate the six blocks between the Eagles’ stadium and the road back to Redwood Falls.

• A Woolworth’s advertisement for super hero Halloween costumes for 1967 featured heroes such as Wonder Woman, Captain America, Spiderman and Superman – who for no apparent reason was portrayed wearing a mask.

• Large curved construction beams were set in place for the upcoming domed roof of the new First Northwestern National Bank facility being built in downtown Redwood Falls.

• The Redwood Falls cross country team won its first meet since the school took up the sport in 1962 in a competition against Renville and Lamberton.

• The budget for the Redwood Falls School District 1967-68 academic year was getting very close to $1 million, at $986,681.

• The school board concluded that if current population projections held, Redwood Falls would need a new, larger high school by the late 1970s.

• Guy Dickerson of Lucan celebrated both his 80th birthday, and his 60th year as the railway depot agent in Lucan. He had no plans to retire since the station was still averaging two trains a week.

• Local electronics engineer Ken Harmon performed as a singer in a country western show in New Ulm that also featured headliner Merle Haggard.

25 years ago

October 1992

• The body found by several area hunters the previous week in Red-wood Falls Township was identified as a 29-year-old Maple Plain man who died by self-inflicted gunshot.

10 years ago

October 2007

• Ground was broken for a new $25 million expansion at Jackpot Junction Casino Hotel.

• The Redwood County commissioners voted 5-0 to move forward with $7 million in new construction – remodeling the former Morgan’s grocery store into county offices, expanding the law enforcement facility and remodeling the courthouse.

• Local artist Gerry Patten, with the support of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Tatanka Arts, finished his large mural on the side of the Thrivent building in downtown Redwood Falls.

• Breast cancer survivor Peggy Wyffels bought a limited edition 2008 Ford Mustang with special pink trim to support breast cancer research.