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High school holiday tournament basketball: J-W-P girls, Ellsworth boys prevail
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December 24, 2014
Being Elf-ish: One of Santa's workers shares secrets from the North Pole
By HOLLY JOLLY, Special to the Daily Globe NORTH POLE — It’s only a matter of hours before Santa climbs aboard his sleigh and begins his whirlwind journey to deliver toys to boys and girls all around the world. A few weeks ago, before crunch time hit Santa’s Workshop, one...
December 24, 2014 - 9:43am
December 23, 2014
Holiday Traditions: Ramadan a time for spiritual growth and reflection
WORTHINGTON — The Middle East has its own holiday traditions. In Egypt, Ramadan — a month-long celebration and in the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar — is commonly observed. The dates of Ramadan change annually, as the Islamic calendar is shorter than the one used...
December 23, 2014 - 9:17pm
Column: Holiday chores made special again by visit from mom
FARGO, N.D. — At some point, I began to view Christmas with trepidation rather than anticipation. Maybe it was when my nieces stopped asking for fun toys and just wanted gift cards. Maybe it was when my holiday giving list grew to more than 20 people. Perhaps it was when I...
December 23, 2014 - 8:49pm
Video: Worthington Middle School's Festival of Music
news / education
December 23, 2014 - 1:47pm
December 22, 2014
It takes a village: Ellsworth woman has Christmas display of more than 115 pieces
ELLSWORTH — It all started innocently enough, really. After Shirley Nolte’s mother died, she and her sister went through the estate and Nolte discovered a small, lighted church — a lonely Christmas village piece. With her sister’s blessing, Nolte took it home and soon...
December 22, 2014 - 9:36pm
A kazoo Christmas carol
December 22, 2014 - 9:28pm
Soldier returns to surprise sister
COTTAGE GROVE — Christmas will be a little merrier this year for one Cottage Grove first-grader. Six-year-old Savannah Germain received the surprise of her young life Friday when her brother, 22-year-old Devin Germain, walked through the door of her Pine Hill Elementary School...
December 22, 2014 - 9:25pm
As others see it: The best gift -- get there safe
Like the drone of Christmas music in the mall, the advice is easy to tune out and dismiss. Yeah, yeah, got it, got it. But there are 98.6 million reasons to pay attention. That’s the number of travelers expected to be journeying at least 50 miles from their homes during this Christmas...
opinion / editorials
December 22, 2014 - 8:54pm
December 21, 2014
Holiday shoppers, beware -- scam artists prevalent this time of year
WORTHINGTON — The countdown is on — only three more days until Christmas. While most would hope their Christmas shopping is done by now, the reality is that people shop right down to the last minute. But while they’re out picking out the perfect present for mom or getting...
news / crime
December 21, 2014 - 9:03pm
In Colombia, Catholic faith runs deep at Christmas
WORTHINGTON — Jaidy Kolander hasn’t celebrated Christmas in her home country of Colombia for more than eight years, but she recalls it being a special time — just like it is here in the United States. There are traditions in her native land around the holidays that our different...
December 21, 2014 - 9:01pm
December 9, 2014
Letter: Christmas is the least biblical of holidays
Mike Bogle, Windom I have spent many thousands of hours listening to reading and studying the Bible. It never gets stale because it is inspired by the Holy Spirit. Through the ages, more books have been written about it than all other books combined. The upside of the Bible study...
opinion / letters
December 9, 2014 - 8:21pm
December 8, 2014
Prairie Elementary hosts holiday concert Wednesday
WORTHINGTON — Santa and his elves may be busy at the North Pole, but local elementary musicians have also been working hard to prepare for spreading holiday cheer. Tomorrow, Prairie Elementary hosts three concerts (at 8:45 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.; all are free and open...
December 8, 2014 - 10:14pm
December 4, 2014
Fulda’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
FULDA — The Fulda Parade of Lights has been brought back for a second year by the Fulda Area Community Club. At 6 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 400 N. Maryland Ave., Fulda will kick off the holiday season in style as this year’s theme is “It’s Beginning...
December 4, 2014 - 8:59pm
December 1, 2014
Christmas Tree Forest begins
December 1, 2014 - 8:34pm
November 30, 2014
Cutting it out: Bullermans mark 30 years of Christmas cookie tradition
ADRIAN — Thirty years ago, Marlene and Landel “Boysie” Bullerman of Adrian stumbled on an ideal recipe for promoting extended family togetherness: large quantities of homemade Christmas sugar cookies, liberally spread with red, green or white frosting and limitless sprinkles. But...
November 30, 2014 - 9:33pm