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Worthington Middle School Festival of Music event is Monday evening
Heron Lake-Okabena students gather 'Coins for Kids'
Doubt remains in Daubt; Democrats have concerns about new House speaker
Windom schools say no to winter weather
Education, research and new treatments assisting people with diabetes
Prep boys hockey: Luverne skates away from Worthington
Prep boys basketball: Antes sinks nine threes as Windom Area survives JCC
Prep gymnastics: Worthington soars to 140.175
Prep girls basketball: Jackson County Central tops Windom, SWC beats Canby
Prep wrestling: Four from Worthington get into Riot semifinals
Column: Substitute teachers a key component of District 518
Column: Elizabeth Warren, godmother of sorts
Column: Worthington Christian School offering program tonight on 'The Trees of Christmas'
Letter: Letter on Christmas wasn't meant to be negative
Column: Energy industry -- CO2 is good for us
Anita Rose (Ling) Siegmann
Florence "Kip" Gee
Cyril F. Gengler
Teresa Marie Stofferan
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
The pageantry of it all
Looking Back: 1964 - Armour helps Worthington hit employment high
HO, HO, HO: Koster has jolly time standing in for Santa
Out and About
Probst 80th birthday
Schubert 90th birthday
Amundson 100th birthday
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October 16, 2014
Lengthy investigation leads to arrest
SHELDON, Iowa — A two-month investigation into several business burglaries in Sheldon has resulted in the arrest of a Sheldon man. Travis Dean Staab, 27, was arrested on multiple charges after officers of the Sheldon Police Department executed a search warrant Wednesday. Officers...
October 16, 2014 - 5:44pm
October 15, 2014
Column: Accelerate prosperity, reverse Uncle Sam's overdrive
By U.S. Sen. Churck Grassley WASHINGTON — Underemployment is up. Wage growth is down. Job openings are up. Hiring is down. Student debt is up. Job optimism is down. Consumer debt is up. The personal savings rate is down. Federal regulations are up. Consumer confidence is down. What’s...
opinion / columns
October 15, 2014 - 8:49pm
Two arrested after attempt to steal cash
SHELDON, Iowa — Two men were arrested Monday after allegedly attempting to steal change from the Splish Splash Auto Bath Car Wash in Sheldon. Timothy Mark Gough Jr. 27, and Jason Samuel Bates, 37, were observed while they were allegedly attempting to steal change from the automatic...
October 15, 2014 - 8:28pm
Workforce opportunities top agenda
SIBLEY, Iowa — Tuesday’s Osceola County Board of Supervisors meeting was met without much controversy for the first time in a number of weeks. The board approved two initiatives through the state of Iowa for promoting and hiring a skilled workforce and veterans, respectively....
October 15, 2014 - 8:21pm
October 6, 2014
Perry visits Iowa
SHELDON, Iowa — Republicans from O’Brien, Sioux, Lyon and Osceola counties gathered Friday evening at Northwest Iowa Community College for...
October 6, 2014 - 5:02pm
October 3, 2014
Prep football: Sibley-Ocheyedan evens record; H-LP's Van Iperen scores eight times
SIBLEY, Iowa — Four quarters wasn’t enough to find a winner in Friday night’s Class 1A, District 2 football game. In the end, overtime belonged to Sibley-Ocheyedan in a 6-3 victory against Unity Christian. Tied at 0 after regulation, Sibley-Ocheyedan played defense first....
sports / prep
October 3, 2014 - 11:53pm
Harris council votes against inclusion in Osceola County plan
HARRIS, Iowa — The Harris City Council hosted a special meeting Thursday evening to field concerns over a proposed urban renewal plan from Osceola County’s Board of Supervisors. At the council’s September meeting, the members voted 3-2 against the county’s then-proposed...
October 3, 2014 - 9:51pm
Authorities: Sioux City police officer shot
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Authorities say a Sioux City police officer has been shot. Nicholas Bonifazi, a public information officer for the U.S. Marshals Service, said deputies on the ground confirmed the officer was shot Friday in Sioux City. Additional information about the officer’s...
October 3, 2014 - 9:32pm
October 1, 2014
Ernst to visit Sibley Friday
SIBLEY, Iowa — Joni Ernst, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate from Iowa, will make an Osceola County campaign stop this week. Ernst invites voters to the Lantern Coffee House and Roastery, 304 Ninth St., Sibley, at 3:30 p.m. Friday. The event runs until 4:15. Currently a state...
October 1, 2014 - 8:16pm
September 29, 2014
Sibley seeks fundraising volunteers
SIBLEY, Iowa — For residents of Sibley, it should come as no surprise that the city’s swimming pool is in need of repair. The popular summer spot, built in 1957, has seen its fair share of usage. Recent public tours of the facility outlined why changes need to be made and...
September 29, 2014 - 9:15pm
September 28, 2014
Police investigate string of NW Iowa burglaries
SHELDON, Iowa — The Sheldon Police Department is investigating a string of business burglaries that began in early August and has continued through much of September. All of the businesses have been accessed in the late evening or early morning hours. A variety of businesses have...
September 28, 2014 - 8:43pm
Parade of talents
LUVERNE — Under a clear blue sky with an enthusiastic crowd of people lining the street Saturday morning, the Tri-State Band Festival stepped...
September 28, 2014 - 8:42pm
September 26, 2014
New report aids effort to close Iowa’s skills gap
DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa Department of Education is supporting a statewide effort to reduce a shortage of skilled workers by providing better data about the employment and earnings of Iowa community college graduates. For the first time, the Department has produced employment...
September 26, 2014 - 6:13pm
September 24, 2014
Suspect stopped in high-speed pursuit
ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — On Tuesday evening, the Lyon County Sheriff’s Department was informed that an Orange City, Iowa, police officer was pursuing a vehicle, nearing Lyon County. At about 8:45 p.m., the pursuit entered Lyon County southeast of George, and Lyon County deputies joined...
September 24, 2014 - 8:57pm
Investigation leads to man’s arrest
NEW ULM — A Sibley, Iowa, man was arrested Friday in New Ulm on an outstanding Osceola County, Iowa, warrant after a crash led to an investigation of his residence. Craig Wendel Ammerman, 32, is facing charges of willful injury causing serious injury, a class C felony, and assault...
September 24, 2014 - 8:55pm