11/22/12 NYA Looking Back

10 years ago
Nov. 21, 2002
The Central football team will play for the Class 2A football title this Saturday at the Metrodome against Kingsland after a last minute, come-from-behind 17-14 victory over Windom Area.

Following the championship game this weekend, a caravan of fire trucks and fans will travel from Cologne to Norwood Young America and hold a welcome home for the players.

District 108 School Board members have planned a meeting to discuss next steps following the defeat of the excess levy and building bond referendums. Architect proposals, committee work and possible cost savings measures will be discussed.

20 years ago
Nov. 19, 1992
Young America resident Verda Anderson’s handmade Christmas ornament, a Norwegian gnome, will help decorate a tree at the Smithsonian Institute after she was one of 60 runners-up in the Family Circle magazine’s Tree Ornament Contest.

A recent Star Tribune article featured a former Norwood resident, Ramborg Gerlach, and her lifelong friendship with a German man, Ulrich Hinzmann. The two met in Germany while the Hitler regime was coming to power, and Gerlach came to Norwood after World War II. She moved away from Norwood in 1962.

Gretchen and Kelsey Hegener of Cologne qualified for the state swimming meet as members of the Watertown-Mayer team. Gretchen is a two-time state champion in the breaststroke.

30 years ago
Nov. 25, 1982
The Mayer Lutheran volleyball team won the Class A State Championship title in their first appearance at the state tournament, and they made it look easy by losing only one game in three matches. They defeated No. 1 Spring Valley and were the tallest, best spiking team in the tournament.

Emergency help will come a little faster starting Dec. 1 for residents of Carver County. The national telephone emergency number, 911, goes into effect in the seven-county metropolitan area on that date. Chaska will serve as the Public Safety Answering Point for the county.

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has eliminated a number of potential hazardous waste sites around the state, but it has ruled that two possible sites in Carver County have the natural features needed to safely contain hazardous wastes in a landfill-type operation.

40 years ago
Nov. 23, 1972
Jeanine Budahn had good and bad luck last week. First, she took first place in a harness race at Washington Park Race Track in Chicago, Ill. The following day, however, she took a horse to a blacksmith. The horse was frightened by a torch, jumped and landed on her foot, breaking bones and requiring 31 stitches. She is now recovering nicely.

A 37-year-old Minneapolis man, believed to be the same man who held up Mrs. Lloyd Lobitz during a burglary of her home two weeks ago, was arrested during a similar residential burglary in rural Anoka. Mrs. Lobitz identified the man out of a lineup. Even so, the Lobitz residence was burglarized for a second time on Nov. 13 when no one was home.

Speech students at Bongards Elementary School and their special education teacher, Miss Mary Ellen Hanson, are now putting out a quarterly newspaper.