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November 4, 2014
District 518 referendum looks promising
UPDATE: As of 10:55 p.m. with 29 of 29 precincts reported, the District 518 operating levy passed with a 59.63% (2,375 votes) to 40.37% (1,608 votes) vote. WORTHINGTON -- With 12 of 29 precincts reporting, the District 518 operating levy looks promising. As of 9:50 p.m.,...
November 4, 2014 - 10:56pm
October 16, 2014
Editorial: ‘Yes’ vote urged on 518 referendum
There has been plenty of talk throughout Worthington about the election races for city council and mayor, but it could be argued that the outcome of another item on the ballot is actually more important. District 518’s Operating Levy Referendum is asking voters to approve what...
October 16, 2014 - 4:32pm
October 14, 2014
Letter: ‘Yes’ vote will benefit community
There are many things wrong with the world today. Contributing your hard-earned money to educate children in our community is not one of them. Please, please support the operating levy referendum by voting YES. Sue Hagen Worthington
October 14, 2014 - 7:54pm
October 2, 2014
ABCs benefit business
WORTHINGTON — As Election Day approaches, candidates have begun local debates and campaigns — but Nov. 4 is going to be about far more than individuals running for office. The proposed operating levy for Worthington’s ISD 518 has also seen a campaign of citizens showing support...
October 2, 2014 - 7:12pm
September 23, 2014
Tax hike limit 7.6 percent
WORTHINGTON — Nobles County commissioners on Tuesday approved a not-to-exceed 7.6 percent levy increase — for a total proposed payable levy of $12,277,268 — for 2015, with the caveat that they will continue to work on crunching the numbers before the final budget and levy is...
September 23, 2014 - 8:43pm
September 16, 2014
County works to minimize levy increase
WORTHINGTON — After more than two hours of continued budget discussions Tuesday, Nobles County commissioners are still fine-tuning the county’s overall budget and levy impact for 2015. A budget summary presented by Finance Director Jerry Viskocil to start Tuesday’s meeting...
September 16, 2014 - 9:11pm
July 21, 2014
Sibley-Ocheyedan School Board meets
SIBLEY, Iowa — The Sibley-Ocheyedan School Board addressed two hot-button issues at Monday night’s meeting. Opening the meeting was a public hearing to raise the instructional support levy from 7 percent to 10 percent. The board also discussed moving forward to bring life back...
July 21, 2014 - 9:58pm
July 15, 2014
District 518 approves operating levy amount
WORTHINGTON — During a brief meeting Tuesday in the Worthington High School (WHS) media center, the District 518 Board of Education voted unanimously on a resolution to increase the operating levy amount by $13.40 more than what taxpayers with a property valued at $100,000 are currently...
July 15, 2014 - 8:01pm
June 17, 2014
District 518 discusses excess operating levy amount
WORTHINGTON — The District 518 school board passed a motion Tuesday to go forward with a resolution that would increase the excess operating levy by $15 more than what taxpayers with a property valued at $100,000 are currently paying. The board concluded that by slightly increasing...
June 17, 2014 - 9:29pm
October 27, 2013
School districts mull levies
WINDOM — Worthington’s District 518 schools are not alone in southwest Minnesota in seeking a new operating levy referendum this fall. Voters in both the Windom and Ellsworth school districts will go to the polls Nov. 5 to decide on levy referendums. In Windom, school board...
October 27, 2013 - 9:41pm
September 10, 2013
Nobles County sets 5.69 percent not-to-exceed levy
WORTHINGTON -- Nobles County commissioners set the 2014 not-to-exceed levy at 5.69 percent during a special afternoon board meeting Tuesday. They have until December to lower the levy if they choose, but can't levy more than the amount now set. A 5.69 percent levy increase over the...
September 10, 2013 - 10:45pm
August 28, 2013
City proposes 1.3% levy increase
WORTHINGTON -- Wrapping up its second day of budget meetings Wednesday morning, the Worthington City council recommended a 1.3 percent increase in the levy for 2014. The official pre-certification will happen at the Sept. 9 council meeting. That proposed increase, however, is only...
August 28, 2013 - 11:56pm
September 10, 2012
2013 tax levy precertification approved
WORTHINGTON -- A pre-certification for the 2013 tax levy increase of 2 percent was approved by the Worthington City Council during its Monday...
September 10, 2012 - 10:59pm
September 5, 2012
Proposed 2013 tax levy increase is in the works
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council will discuss a preliminary 2013 tax levy increase of 2 percent during its next meeting on Monday, City Administrator Craig Clark said Wednesday. "When factoring in the revenue from new construction, that amount would translate to 1.59 percent...
September 5, 2012 - 9:19pm
A vote for cleaner water
WORTHINGTON -- With nearly a dozen potential projects identified to help protect Worthington's water resources, the Okabena-Ocheda Watershed...
September 5, 2012 - 9:13pm