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Early Risers Kiwanis donates hospital dolls
New work at an old building: Ocheyedan Town Hall renovations are underway
Area woman helps pen memoir on family farm
Ready to get its kicks: Construction of new soccer fields finished
First-ever WHS Snowcoming celebrates students in winter activities
Wolter: Riding the insane NFL roller-coaster
Luverne hockey tops Orono, S-O wrestlers take Okoboji Invite
Boys hockey: LSHSPTCUC score one for each letter in win over Trojans
Minnesota West basketball: Men pick up first win, women keep rolling
WHS basketball: Girls, boys sweep Windom Area on road
Letter: There's a third group of Americans, too
Letter: Thanks to organizers of community Thanksgiving
Column: Trump's demagogic illogic
Column: Stepping out in faith
Column: After a mere 25 years, the triumph of the West is over
Homemade granola easier, more affordable than you think
PieLogNog: A holiday mashup of chocolate, salted caramel, eggnog and pecan pie
Change maker: Kevin Donovan pushes Worthington, and himself, to succeed
Our region was major supplier of early engines for Humvees
Disheveled Thelogian: A feast, a robbery and a reason to give thanks
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Vortherms 90th birthday
Carter 65th anniversary
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December 2, 2016
SWIF looks to increase opportunities for young students with “Grow Our Own” program
WORTHINGTON — One in six children in southwest Minnesota live in poverty. That’s a statistic often cited by the Southwest Initiative Foundation...
December 2, 2016 - 9:11pm
March 6, 2016
‘Age-Friendly Communities’ grant of $100,000 to benefit region
WORTHINGTON — Aging in place — that is, staying in one’s longtime home or in the same town where a person has existing friends and support systems — is the goal of many seniors. Awareness of that goal led the Hutchinson-based Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) to ask Wilder...
March 6, 2016 - 7:23pm
January 28, 2015
SWIF on the road
WORTHINGTON — Both coffee and conversation freely flowed yesterday morning when Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) staff made Worthington’s...
January 28, 2015 - 8:30pm
January 23, 2015
Southwest Initiative Foundation to host regional road trip Jan. 28
HUTCHINSON — The Southwest Initiative Foundation is hitting the road with new President/CEO Diana Anderson to visit donors, partners and friends throughout southwest Minnesota. Community leaders in the Worthington area are invited to meet Anderson for morning coffee between 7:30...
January 23, 2015 - 9:11pm
January 8, 2015
SWIF approves new CEO
HUTCHINSON — The Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) Board of Directors unanimously voted Tuesday to approve Diana Anderson as the foundation’s new president/CEO. Per SWIF’s succession plan, the board appointed Anderson as interim president/CEO in August 2014, after the...
January 8, 2015 - 7:36pm
October 15, 2014
Letter: Proposed tax changes could affect philanthropy
By Diana Anderson, Interim President/CEO, Southwest Initiative Foundation, Hutchinson Philanthropy plays a vital role in our region’s economy. Proposed changes in current tax policies will impact efforts to build thriving communities in southwest Minnesota. We encourage Congress...
October 15, 2014 - 8:51pm
August 19, 2014
Commissioners approve contracts, grant agreements in brief meeting
WORTHINGTON — In one of the shortest meetings in recent months, Nobles County Commissioners breezed through a light agenda Tuesday morning, hearing first an update on the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) before addressing action items. Cheryl Glaeser, program and development...
August 19, 2014 - 7:53pm
January 2, 2011
SWIF loans aid two Worthington businesses
HUTCHINSON -- Two Worthington businesses recently received financial assistance from the Southwest Initiative Foundation's (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program. Rural Rock Inc., owned by Jessica Behnke, received loan assistance for her hardscaping and trucking business. Rural Rock...
January 2, 2011 - 9:09pm
November 10, 2010
SWIF to host receptions
WORTHINGTON -- The Southwest Initiative Foundation is celebrating 25 years of opportunities, impact and growth in southwest Minnesota. Receptions are planned in several communities for individuals to connect, share memories and learn more about the Southwest Initiative Foundation. Events...
November 10, 2010 - 8:59pm
August 6, 2010
SWIF donates $25K to Honor Flight
Submitted Photo SWIF donates $25K to Honor Flight The Southwest Initiative Foundation presented $25,000 to Honor Flight Southwest Minnesota...
August 6, 2010 - 8:34pm
January 4, 2010
SWIF to host networking class
SLAYTON -- Small business owners are invited to attend a business networking seminar sponsored by the Southwest Initiative Foundation (SWIF) from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19 at Key Largo, 29 Valhalla Drive on Lake Shetek, Slayton. This seminar includes a social marketing workshop presented...
January 4, 2010 - 12:00am
October 19, 2009
SWIF helps local businesses
HUTCHINSON -- Roberto Lopez recently received loan assistance from the Southwest Initiative Foundation's (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program to purchase additional tire and vehicle repair service equipment and add new tire sales to his existing auto repair business in Worthington....
October 19, 2009 - 12:00am
April 30, 2009
SWIF bestows Raymo with award
WORTHINGTON -- On Monday, Greg Raymo's office at First State Bank Southwest was filled with black balloons, streamers and confetti -- decorated...
April 30, 2009 - 12:00am
November 15, 2008
All about seniors
WORTHINGTON -- Representatives from the Southwest Initiative Foundation have heard some of it before. But that's OK.
November 15, 2008 - 12:00am