50 years ago
• Ten of the 16 original 1915 Sundown Township Campfire Girls met for a troop reunion at the Cardinal Cafe. The farthest away traveled from Chicago for the meeting.
• No mail to or from Canada was passing through the Redwood Falls post office due to a postal strike over wages in Canada.
• Gene Sipe, local banker, narrowly won the Redwood Falls Country Club’s 28th annual invitational with one of the greatest single shots in the tournament’s history – knocking the ball to within 10 feet of the hole off the ninth tee.
• Clay taken from the basement of the Redwood Falls Hospital addition was exactly what was needed to get the Redwood Falls Speedway track in shape for the first two races of the season.
• Quesenberry’s in Redwood Falls offered a brand new 18-inch RCA Victor Color TV with 38 percent brighter picture and four inch speakers for only $358.
25 years ago
• Mankato State University roommates Scott Goblirsch of Redwood Falls and Bob Dehncke of Morton were two of the four drivers of MSU’s solar-powered car that took part in a 1,000-mile race across six states.
• With new fiber optic technology capable of creating a proposed “digital highway” (the term “Internet” not being well known yet), local leaders explored the possibility of linking the city and the school district with other computer systems around the world.
• With many fields still flooded, soybean farmers desperate to get seed in the ground turned to aerial planting using several airplanes based out of the Tracy airport.
• In a sudden-death playoff with former champ Daryll Rice, Mike Smith won the Redwood Falls Golf Club’s annual men’s golf invitational for the first time.
• Two days later, Smith and his rivals for the sudden-death playoff – Daryll Rice and Jim Jensen – golfed together as part of a foursome for a practice round.
10 years ago
• In a sudden-death playoff with former champ Mike Smith, Johnny Larson won the Palmer Kise invitational with an epic two-foot par putt on the third extra hole for a one shot victory. It was his second invitational victory in a row.
• Brady Welu, of the Milroy Go-Getters 4-H Club built a new food stand for 4-H to use at the annual county fair.
• Sally Petsinger was named the 2008 Redwood County Relay For Life honorary chair.
• Lindsay and Sidney Greenbush, the twins who played Carrie Ingalls on the TV show Little House on the Prairie, visited the real-life Walnut Grove for the annual pageant.