20 years ago (2000)
It was a football game that featured something for everyone. First, the CLC Raiders got their first division victory after four defeats, beating Ridgewater 23-14, and featuring a defense that bent but didn't break. And, it was a bright sunny day with clear skies and lots of fall color in the trees surrounding the field.
30 years ago (1990)
The Warrior girls' swim team won six events on its way to taking the Fergus Falls Invitational title. Julie Beasley won diving, Sallie Park the 100 butterfly, Jocelyn Manion the 100 free, Shane Kieffer the 100 backstroke, the 200 medley relay of Manion, Park, Kieffer and Trista Oseland, and the 400 free relay of Kieffer, Manion, Park and Jamie Embretson.
40 years ago (1980)
Local lawmen got a bonus when Fergus Falls police captured a Twin Cities man, 25, for holding up a Fergus Falls drug store and taking a supply of Class A drugs. Turns out the man, armed with a .44-caliber pistol, was the one who had robbed Service Drug in Brainerd on Aug. 27, getting $2,000 in cash and $2,000 in drugs.
60 years ago (1960)
An electrifying 66-yard TD scamper around right end by FB Dale Brown on the second play from scrimmage got the Warriors off to a fast start on a solid 33-13 win over Staples. John Fruth, 140-pound linebacker, was the defensive star. He made seven tackles behind the line of scrimmage, and fell on a fumble in the Staples end zone.
80 years ago (1940)
“Being a jockey is really thrilling,” said Loren “Bud” Clere, sophomore at Washington High School here. He was a jockey this summer at Omaha, Nebr. and the Minn. State Fair, earning $2.50 per day and 25 percent of winning purses. Bud, whose uncle rode the Kentucky Derby winner in 1932, rode 17 winners in 32 races this summer.
100 years ago (1920)
Water is being pumped into the new concrete water tower today, a job that will take about seven hours. The 300,000 gallons, pumped 150 feet into the air, will increase the weight of the tower by 2 million pounds. The excellent water pressure that ensues should allow companies to lower fire insurance rates.