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Ranum pleads guilty to three felony charges
New 72-unit apartment complex planned for Grand Avenue
Sanford Worthington Medical Center begins CEO transition
Bumper bushels: Farmers reap rewards from timely rains
Candidate debates to air Thursday on public TV
High school football: H-BC, E/E win big in section playoffs
High school football: Trojans fall to Sibley East, Luverne tops St. Peter
Section 3A South volleyball: Higher seeds win first-round matches
Section football playoffs: Showdown season is here
Prep football: H-LP finishes off perfect regular season
Editorial: Hamilton for District 22B Representative
Letter: Vote yes for Sunday liquor sales in Worthington
Letter: More feasible -- and affordable -- plan needed for school district
Letter: Businesses should take down political signs
Letter: Trump has ‘vision and fortitude’ needed for presidency
Ralph W. Thueson
Linda Diann Finke
Margaret "Jean" Bolin
Patricia "Pat" J. Smedsrud
Eleanor Clarke Garrish
Looking Back: 2006 -- Worthington Ambulance Service wins honor
Pumpkin soup perfect start for lively (but civil) dinner party
Potted mums difficult to establish if planted in fall
Column: Worthington is no stranger to election hullabaloo
New adaptation of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ arrives at Guthrie
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City of Worthington Notice of Public Hearing
December 10, 2013
Spirit Lake man charged with first-degree murder
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa — A 21-year-old Spirit Lake man has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder following the death of a woman Sunday night in rural Spirit Lake. The body of Sarah Renee Grimmius, 36, of Jackson, was found by Dickinson County Sheriff’s deputies...
December 10, 2013 - 9:34am
September 23, 2012
Zebra mussel discovered in Iowa Great Lakes
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Since this spring, sampling plates have been dangling from the bottom of navigation buoys throughout the Iowa Great Lakes...
September 23, 2012 - 9:46pm
Iowa Great Lakes to get electric fish barrier
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- The Iowa Department of Natural Resources will open bids on Wednesday for the first-ever electric fish barrier to be constructed...
September 23, 2012 - 9:40pm
January 20, 2012
32nd annual University of Okoboji Winter Games is next weekend
OKOBOJI, Iowa -- Guns and Hoses Boot Hockey, Polish Horse Shoe and Farkle tournaments are among the new activities to debut at the 32nd annual...
January 20, 2012 - 9:58pm
January 1, 2012
Significant turnout is expected in region for Iowa's caucuses
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Mike Koenecke is expecting such a large showing for Tuesday's caucuses, the Dickinson County Republican co-chair had to find a bigger space. "On the big elections, we get big turnouts," Koenecke said. "If it's an off year and non-presidential, it's not as big...
January 1, 2012 - 10:28pm
December 12, 2011
PREP WRESTLING: Trojan wrestling finishes 9th
JACKSON -- Worthington's wrestling team finished ninth out of 14 teams at the Jackson County Invitational Saturday, finishing with 84 points. JCC (209.5 points) won the invite, while Wabasso/Red Rock Central (191), Spirit Lake (156.5), Adrian (149) and Windom/Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin...
December 12, 2011 - 12:24am
December 5, 2011
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Dragons capture first win of season
ADRIAN -- It wasn't pretty, but Adrian's girls' basketball team was able to pull out a win Saturday, knocking off Russell-Tyler-Ruthton 59-39 at home. The Dragons shot 38 percent and had 16 turnovers, but took control of the glass, outrebounding R-T-R 42-17 and holding R-T-R to 27...
December 5, 2011 - 12:35am
April 20, 2011
Spirit Lake man dies in car crash
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Robert Dean Graves, 74, of Spirit Lake, Iowa, was pronounced dead at the Osceola Community Hospital Wednesday morning following a one-vehicle accident, according to information released by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office received a 911 call...
April 20, 2011 - 8:23pm
April 5, 2011
Hooked on good fishing: Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery rears game fish for Iowa lakes
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Several large aquariums filled with native fish lure thousands of visitors through the door of the Spirit Lake Fish Hatchery...
April 5, 2011 - 12:00am
January 10, 2011
PREP BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Eagles fly high with 66 points from starting five
WINDOM -- Four players scored in double figures and all 66 points were from the starting five as Windom earned a 66-55 non-conference victory against Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin in Saturday's boys' basketball game. Jake Holt scored a team-high 22 points, while Travis Mattson added...
January 10, 2011 - 12:20am
October 25, 2010
Spirit Lake woman sentenced for filing false tax return
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- A Spirit Lake woman accused of taking money from a non-profit group was sentenced to more than a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to one count of filing a false 2004 federal tax return. Margaret Ruth Waltz, 46, of Spirit Lake, was executive director...
October 25, 2010 - 9:55pm
Haunted house delivers scares
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Prepare for a frightfully fun time at the fairgrounds this week as the ghouls of Spirit Lake convene at their annual Halloween...
October 25, 2010 - 9:41pm
September 24, 2010
PREP FOOTBALL: Sibley-Ocheyedan aims at another home victory
SIBLEY, Iowa -- One win. That's all that's on the mind of Sibley-Ocheyedan head football coach Jordan Menning. "We're looking to be 1-0, that's our goal every week," Menning said. "We have Pocahontas coming in and a lot of people have said, 'Oh, it's an easy game for you because...
September 24, 2010 - 12:29am
September 20, 2010
Grant OK'd for Mini-Wakan committee
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- The Dickinson County Endowment Fund has approved a grant of $15,000 for the Spirit Lake Protective Association's Mini-Wakan Committee. Established in 2005, the Dickinson County Endowment Fund is a nonprofit foundation that supports projects and programs that...
September 20, 2010 - 10:37pm
August 12, 2010
First-ever 'ChalkStock' is Saturday in Spirit Lake
SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa -- Sharpen your chalk and sweep off your sidewalk square, it's time for northwest Iowa's first-ever ChalkStock event. The...
August 12, 2010 - 8:57pm