50 years ago

May 1968

• Mr. and Mrs. Lee Warner of Redwood Falls bought a 30-bed private hospital in Cokato, with plans to turn it into a “halfway house” for war veterans returning from Vietnam and needing time to adjust to being back in the United States.

• A retired State Bank of Redwood Falls employee was hired by the city to maintain the baseball and football fields at Memorial Field.

• Tom Tyson, of the Ramsey Park zoo board, traveled to Como Park in St. Paul to obtain two monkeys for the local zoo. Tyson let the monkeys live in his basement until the weather was warm enough to relocate them to Ramsey Park.

• Mildred Kennedy retired after teaching first grade in Redwood Falls schools since 1931.

• Texas insurance agent Robert Tiffany was the first Redwood Falls High School graduate (Class of 1937) to return to the school to deliver a commencement address.

• The Redwood Falls School Board voted that teachers taking a personal day off would be docked a day’s pay whether a substitute was found for them or not.

25 years ago

May 1993

• The Redwood Falls Hospital’s plans to bring kidney dialysis to town hit a snag when 1991 building codes would have required a major renovation of part of the hospital originally built to 1968 codes.

• O.K. Yempew, education officer of 200 districts schools in the West African nation of Ghana, spent a week visiting the Redwood Area School District for a week to learn how schools are operated in the U.S.

• The Women of Today asked for volunteers to repair the award-winning official City of Redwood Falls parade float and to drive it through parades in nearby towns.

• Mrs. Johnson’s RVMS home base presented the local McDonald’s with 162 pounds (10 five-gallon buckets’ worth) of pop tabs to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House in the Twin Cities.

• The Redwood Falls Sportsman's Club donated more than 170 acres of land just northeast of the city, valued at $72,000, to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to become part of the Tiger Lake Wildlife Management Area.

• Harrah’s Casinos of Las Vegas officially became consultants to Jackpot Junction Casino’s staff on strategies to increase revenues and streamline operations.

• The RVMS Jazz Band was only able to play one song in the shelter by Lake Redwood before a downpour drove the audience away.

10 years ago

May 2008

• After 24 years in business, Treonne’s clothing store in downtown Redwood Falls closed its doors.

• Brady Myers and Naomi U’Ren were named the top senior athletes of the RVHS Class of 2008.