Alyssa joined The Globe in July 2017 and covers education and crime beats. The Nebraska native earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. In her own sarcastic tone, her blog, Aimlessly Navigating, recounts the reality, pitfalls and triumphs of a young 20-something navigating to maturity. Follow her on Twitter: @alyssasobotka
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WORTHINGTON — Worthington High School students are set to have an unforgettable “Night Under the Stars” on Saturday during spring prom. Nearly 130 couples will dress in their best to make their approximately 10 hours of fun a night to remember; “A Night Under the Stars” is this year’s theme. As is tradition, members of the community are also invited to participate.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man was recently sentenced to 45 months imprisonment on two separate cases involving burglary and firearm convictions. Javier M. Granados, 29, will serve the dual 45 month-sentence concurrently after being recently convicted of second-degree burglary and possession of a firearm after a conviction of a crime of violence, both felonies.
WORTHINGTON — Independent School District 518 is a quality environment for student learning, a recent evaluation determined. The district recently achieved its five-year accreditation renewal after participating in an optional external evaluation in November. The AdvancED evaluation included an on-site review of the district’s stakeholders and four facilities.
CHANDLER — A rural Chandler man was transported via air ambulance to a Sioux Falls, S.D. hospital after being hit by a bull Monday morning on a farm east of Leota. According to Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening, the condition of Ivan VanPeursem, 55, was unknown just before 5 p.m. Monday.
WORTHINGTON -- A former city of Dundee employee pleaded guilty to numerous fraudulent transactions over a one-year period while employed by the city.
WORTHINGTON — A criminal proceeding involving three out-of-area individuals allegedly involved in an armed burglary of a Worthington residence moved forward in Nobles County District Court this week.
BINGHAM LAKE — As far as Dale Minion is concerned, there’s nothing he would change about his lifetime of playing in the dirt.
WORTHINGTON — Criminal charges were filed Friday accusing a Worthington man of committing voter fraud in the recent Independent School District 518 bond referendum election.
LAKEFIELD — A Lakefield man was apprehended Thursday morning after falsely identifying himself as his brother and fleeing law enforcement on foot. Chase S. James, 33, of Lakefield, has been charged in Jackson County District Court with felony fifth-degree controlled substance crime, gross misdemeanor giving a police officer a false name and misdemeanor fleeing a peace officer on foot. The felony-level offense is punishable up to five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both.
WORTHINGTON — An intermediate school, $30 million limit and an August referendum were among some of the recommendations District 518 Board of Education heard Tuesday from two community-based groups.