Aaron Hagen is the Community Content Coordinator for the Daily Globe. He began at the Globe in June 2007 as a sports reporter. After a year, he became the sports editor before taking his current position in the summer of 2011. His main responsibilities are the social media and multimedia for the website, as well as covering the city beat for Worthington.
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WORTHINGTON -- While the city of Worthington is using less water than it did a year ago, the well levels are still lower than they were at this time last year. "We are getting a lot of questions and I'm sure you folks are as well," Worthington Public Utilities General Manager Scott Hain told the city council Monday night. "There seems to be a lack of awareness of the seriousness of the situation, even though things have improved.
WORTHINGTON -- The next step in the process toward recovery from the April ice storm was taken Tuesday afternoon as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) officials met with representatives from across Nobles County. There were other such applicant briefings for Jackson and Cottonwood counties Monday; Rock County Tuesday; and Murray County today. "This process today, we have two goals.
WORTHINGTON --With numerous retirements and new positions created, District 518 is in the process of hiring a plethora of new staff. "With the 14 retirements and the board approved 10 new positions and then we have a number of other resignations, so we're looking at 25 to 30 new people when it all gets done, depending on the final number of resignations," District 518 Superintendent John Landgaard said. "There will be substantial turnover this year." According to Landgaard, that number is a lot higher than in previous years. "It really is a lot.
WORTHINGTON -- In a discussion with Ceres Environmental and True North during Monday night's meeting, the city council questioned the tree-trimming regulations set by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "According to the FEMA regulations, at least what we've been told by Ceres and True North, they can only make the cut at the break," City Administrator Craig Clark said. "We've gotten a lot of calls from constituents saying, 'What are they doing?
WORTHINGTON -- Richard Shrubb is staying at Minnesota West Community and Technical College. A final candidate for the president's job at Johnson County Community College, Shrubb was not hired at the Overland Park, Kan. school. "I haven't applied for any other colleges since I've been president at Minnesota West, nor do I intend to," Shrubb said. JCCC opted to hire Joseph Sopcich, who has worked at the college since 1992. "I speak for the entire board of trustees in congratulating Dr.
WORTHINGTON -- The finishing touches are being put on the Worthington Event Center. And by the Grand Opening Gala on Saturday, the center will finished, marking the end of a long process. "We are in the home stretch," said Brad Chapulis, Director of Community and Economic Development. "We are trying to get the contractors to finish up some of the final items, touching up and things of that nature.
WORTHINGTON -- Continuing the long-standing relationship between Crailsheim, Germany and Worthington, a delegation will visit the area for five days beginning Sunday. "We made an invite because we knew there was some people from Crailsheim who wanted to come here while the school year was still going on and check out our school systems," Worthington mayor Alan Oberloh said. "Generally, when they've come it was in the summer months, and there's nothing going on at school.
WORTHINGTON -- District 518 will move forward with a referendum for a new intermediate school, the school board decided during a special meeting Thursday morning. Pat Overom, of ICS Consulting in Mounds View, presented the board with four options on timelines. The board then opted to target the Nov. 5, 2013, election to present the referendum.
WORTHINGTON -- Sen. Bill Weber will help push for state aid to cities affected by the April ice storm. "The District 22 House members are pursuing that over there, and I am pursuing that in the Senate side," Weber said during a phone interview Wednesday morning. President Obama signed a federal disaster declaration last week, authorizing up to 75 percent of eligible expenses be covered. The April 9-11 ice storm caused more than $26 million in damages. "That's a lot of money.
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