50 years ago
• St. John Lutheran School dedicated its new education building with a special open house for the public.
• When a robin built a nest in a drainpipe outside McKay’s Cafe, owner Marvin Wegner found the bird standing guard over three waterlogged eggs. Wegner poked a hole in the bottom of the nest to let the water drain out, and the three eggs hatched on schedule.
• Two cars got into a minor fender-bender while waiting for a stationary train to pass by at the North Redwood train crossing. While deputies were taking stock of the accident, a semi-truck lost control on the North Redwood hill and crashed straight into the side of the train. No one was injured.
• More than a dozen people in different parts of the county reported a UFO – two bright white lights with two flashing red ones on top – moving east across the county from the Morton TV tower over and across Franklin. The Federal Aviation Agency flight service based at the Redwood Falls airport had no explanation for it.
• Redwood veterinarian Dr. Brainerd Cherry was chosen as a member of a goodwill delegation to attend the World Veterinary Congress in Paris, with side trips to visit the Soviet Union, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, Holland and Belgium.
25 years ago
• The Redwood County recycling center got a $108,684 grant from the state to improve its facilities to handle source-separated newsprint, office paper, magazines, textiles, corrugated cardboard, glass, aluminum, tin and plastics.
• Although Marshall was days away from beginning operation on the first wind farm in the state, the City of Redwood Falls said it had no plans to start a similar project since electricity from wind power was about twice as expensive as more traditional sources.
• The new playground equipment at Reede Gray Elementary School was dedicated with a celebration that combined speeches, dance and song.
• The Redwood Falls Police Department announced it was going to start putting a lot more work into enforcing dog licensing laws after a study indicated there were about 2,500 dogs within city limits – of which only 42 were licensed.
10 years ago
• Architects presented the pool committee with drawings for a possible new swimming pool project in Redwood. Still unresolved: whether it should be an indoor or outdoor pool.
• Adelaide Moonier, 84, rode the Western Community Action bus several blocks every day to visit her mom, age 107, in a nursing home.
• RVHS junior, and alto choir member, Nikki Collier was one of only 50 high school students in the state to participate in the Minnesota All-State Lutheran Chorus.
• RFHS Class of 1948 graduate Delton Krueger published a book: "A Portable Guide to World Religions."