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WORTHINGTON — While the arrival of March means that spring’s approaching — Thursday and Friday’s blizzard conditions notwithstanding — it also marks a critical time of the year for the Manna Food Pantry. Manna Food Pantry officially kicked off its annual March Food Campaign — the organization’s primary fundraiser of the year — on Friday, and the effort will continue through April 5.
REGIONAL — The last time the Worthington FFA Chapter boasted a state FFA officer was 25 years ago, and for the nearby Windom FFA Chapter, advisor Darcy Dahna said it’s been even longer.
WORTHINGTON — A little more than a month ago, Eleanore Ebeling marked another birthday. It was her 102nd.
WORTHINGTON — Fifty-eight years ago, Peggy Olson made a journal entry she never forgot. “I had wanted to go on a mission trip or be available for going on a mission, and I wrote that in 1959 in my journal,” Peggy recalled last week. Peggy recently had that wish fulfilled, as she and Lois Larson traveled to Thailand for a month last fall to teach English to young students in the capital city of Bangkok.
WORTHINGTON — The year 1967 was a big one for Dennis Roth. He graduated from high school and married his wife, Debra, and then started work at Central Telephone Co. Fast-forward 50 years later, and Roth is now ready to call it a career in the telephone trade. His last day at Frontier Communications — a present-day iteration of Central Telephone — was Friday.
SIBLEY, Iowa — There’s a strong chance of mixed precipitation on Monday, but area women shouldn’t fear — there’s a “Pocketful of Sunshine” scheduled in Round Lake.
Crashes WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Police Department investigated a hit-and-run crash reported at 4:35 p.m. Thursday from the 100 block of 11th Avenue. WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Police Department investigated a hit-and-run crash reported at 3:01 p.m. Friday from the 800 block of Turner Street. Ambulance
JACKSON — A few short weeks ago, Susan Reiter wasn’t sure how much longer she was going to be able to keep Coffee Choices open. On Monday, she was marking a new beginning and a new look to her enterprise. Coffee Choices is now Ellefson Coffee Co. — as in David Ellefson, the bassist from the heavy metal band Megadeth who grew up in this southwest Minnesota community.
WORTHINGTON -- The Wednesday death of actress and singer Debbie Reynolds probably had a slightly different meaning to Gary Wagner than most other Worthington residents. Wagner, as a 10-year-old, was in the midst of an extended stay at the Valley Club Heart Hospital in Minneapolis, he shared Friday.
WORTHINGTON -- The election of Donald Trump as U.S. president certainly represented a political upheaval at the national level, but there was also some significant change locally in southwest Minnesota. In two three-way races for Worthington City Council, incumbents were defeated this past November. Additionally, a measure allowing Worthington restaurants, clubs, bowling centers and hotels to sell intoxicating liquor on Sundays passed.