50 years ago

September 1968

• Wayne Rients, manager of the Redwood Falls airport, was piloting a small plane back from Missouri when engine problems forced him to make an emergency landing in an unharvested Wanda soybean field.

• Primary election day in Redwood County hit an all-time low when only 230 people voted.

• Dave Hougham was the most accurate horseshoe pitcher on the Redwood Falls team, with 43.37 percent of his throws being either ringers or double ringers.

• The Morton quarry was busy mining out two large slabs of rainbow granite intended to form the bases of fountains near the White House in Washington, D.C.

• An accident on Highway 68 about four miles southeast of Redwood Falls left 9,600 cans of Del Monte corn strewn across the road.

• Hong Kong native Sie Yu-Mei was the newest case worker for the Renville County family service and welfare department.

• The season’s first meeting of the Red-wood Falls Sportsmen’s Club included discussion about possibly sponsoring a trap shooting contest.

25 years ago

September 1993

• After an accidental sewage discharge in North Redwood two years earlier, the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency finally ordered the City of North Redwood to install a new sewage treatment plant at a cost of $1.2 million, which would require a 500 percent property tax increase for North Redwood’s 80 households.

• The Redwood County board gave permission for the Redwood County Historical Society to host Farmfest at the Gilfillan Estates in 1994.

• Long-time RVHS educator Joan Trefry welcomed her granddaughter Jamie Schiller to RVMS, making Jamie the third generation of Trefrys for Joan to serve in the school district since she began.

• Ruth King and Barney Jenniges were selected as Redwood County’s Outstanding Senior Citizens.

• The Redwood Falls Sportsman’s Club trap shooting range celebrated its 30th anniversary.

10 years ago

September 2008

• Redwood Falls police and Redwood County deputies reported catching a total of no drunk drivers during the annual Labor Day weekend crackdown on drivers in the area.

• Ground was officially broken on the upcoming $3.5 million Redwood Falls Family Aquatic Center.

• When the filing windows closed for the city council and school board elections, only the incumbents had filed. No one else had any interest in those jobs.