11/15/12 NYA Looking Back

10 years ago
Nov. 14, 2002
Voters in School District 108 turned down three operating levy questions and one bond referendum question on the ballot in last week’s General Election. Superintendent John Landgaard said this vote means that future cuts are inevitable.

A high-profile race for the title of Carver County Sheriff was decided last week, with incumbent Bud Olson retaining his seat after securing most of his support from eastern Carver County. Challenger Derek Lee carried most of the western cities and townships.

The Central football team won its first game at the state tournament in convincing fashion, crushing Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 38-6 in the quarterfinals at Moorhead.

20 years ago
Nov. 19, 1992
Country music star Kitty Wells, along with her husband Johnny and son Robby Wright, and the Tennessee Mountain Boys, will be appearing at the Ringside Bar in Hamburg this weekend. The group members said they were very excited about the upcoming show.

Hamburg has purchased a new pumper truck for its fire department at a price of $174,210. The city purchased the truck with a donation from Washington Lake Township and a five-year payment plan for city funds.

A court date has been set for a Norwood woman who is charged with the theft of over $7,200 from the Holiday gas station located on Faxon Road while serving as a store manager there.

30 years ago
Nov. 18, 1982
After three months in the new earth-sheltered elementary school, Central Elementary School teachers say that the innovative building is living up to expectations. After being scattered at three different locations last year, teachers are also enjoying being together under the same roof.

The General Education Development (GED) program offered by community education is giving area residents age 19-60 a chance a second chance to earn their high school diploma by taking an equivalency test. Several local residents talk about how much they appreciate the program.

An adult wrestling club open to all former high school and college wrestlers is organizing for a new year. Last year the Norwood-Young America club took third place in the state behind Albert Lea and Winona.

40 years ago
Nov. 16, 1972
The Village of Norwood has acquired a hockey rink, which was constructed in one day by interested volunteers. The total cost to the village, including materials and with free labor, was approximately $1,000. The rink is located next to the tennis courts in Norwood.

Carver and Scott County Commissioners met together to discuss a possible split in the Scott-Carver Court District Court. While no decision was made, Carver County favored the split and Scott County commissioners urged reconsideration of the matter with a fairer division of the costs.

The Young America Businessmen have purchased two 1973 Polaris Charger snowmobiles to give away to those who buy tickets at area businesses.