STAFF BLOG BEYOND THE PAGE What's your Top 10?
As an avid sports fan, I often watch Sportscenter.
It's a nightly program on ESPN that goes through highlights of the day's sports activity.
One of the best parts of the program is top 10 plays.
It... Posted on 5/7/12 at 3:59 PM
REPRINT 1945: Worthington POW Freed from Hellish Starvation at Luzon
Henry Riss, a prisoner of war from Worthington, was freed from captivity as Americans took Luzon in 1945, and here are some excerpts from one of Riss's letters home, describing hellish starvation.
N... Posted on 3/21/10 at 12:00 AM
LUVERNE — Soldiers in the Minnesota National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery’s A-Battery from Luverne and Pipestone and B-Battery from Jackson and Fairmont will be returning home to southwest Minnesota en masse on Sunday.
WORTHINGTON — National Guard troops from across southwest Minnesota will be coming home within the next week or so, and before they arrive, they’re getting a little extra help preparing to reintegrate with their families and communities.
WINDOM — Minnesota Army National Guard soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery are heading home to southwest Minnesota, but the exact dates of their homecoming are undetermined as of yet, according to a military spokesperson.
Army dissidents siege areas by the capital
BEIRUT (AP) — In dozens of tanks and armored vehicles, Syrian troops stormed rebellious areas near the capital Sunday, shelling neighborhoods that have fallen under the control of army dissidents and clashing with fighters. At least 62 people were killed in violence nationwide, activists and residents said.
Final act of the 9-year conflict met with subdued emotions
AT THE IRAQ-KUWAIT BORDER (AP) — Outside it was pitch dark. The six American soldiers couldn’t see much of the desert landscape streaming by outside the small windows of their armored vehicle.
Lowell and Ronni Feit of Luverne are among the many volunteers who helped fill more than 160 care packages that will be sent to members of A Battery 1-125th Field Artillery Saturday morning at the Armory in Pipestone. The Feits’ son, Seth, is among those serving with the National Guard unit, which is on a one-year deployment to Kuwait.
Community packaging event is scheduled for Nov. 14
WORTHINGTON — As part of the nationwide AmericInn Cares program, the AmericInn Lodge and Suites of Worthington has begun collecting donations of essential items for soldiers serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.
2168th Transportation Co. back from Afghanistan
SHELDON, Iowa — Of the 35 young soldiers welcomed home Friday afternoon in Sheldon, one was looking forward to climbing into a new-to-him BMW, a second soldier was going to be the first to autograph the cast on his 8-year-old daughter’s broken arm, and yet another, well, he had a belly filled with butterflies and a simple little box hiding in his pocket.
Iowa soldiers stop in Worthington for escort
WORTHINGTON — Members of the Iowa National Guard Charlie Troop 113th Cavalry stopped in Worthington Sunday on their way home to Le Mars and Sioux City, Iowa after spending a year in Afghanistan.
Wow, it is hot! Barely breathable!
Can you imagine being in Iraq, wearing a full uniform with approximately 25 pounds of gear on your back? Or in Afghanistan climbing around the mountains with full gear in this heat?
WORTHINGTON — The Alpha Battery 1st Batallion 125th Field Artillery, Luverne-Pipestone unit, is being deployed to Fort McCoy, Wis., today. It will depart from Luverne and come through Worthington at approximately 10:15 a.m.
Ceremonies in Luverne, Pipestone recognize Alpha Battery Guardsmen
LUVERNE — Cardinal gymnasium, city of Luverne, Rock County, state of Minnesota, United States of America: For about one hour on Monday afternoon, this location had to be one of the most patriotic places on earth.
Organizers hope to see U.S. 59 lined with supporters
WORTHINGTON — Police officers, firefighters and citizens will be gathering today to welcome home soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 51st Field Artillery unit of the Army National Guard.
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