Beth Rickers is the veteran in the newspaper staff with 25 years as the Daily Globe's Features Editor. Interests include cooking, traveling and beer tasting and making with her home-brewing husband, Bryan. She writes an Area Voices blog called Lagniappe, which is a Creole term that means "a little something extra." It can be found at http://lagniappe.areavoices.com/.
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WORTHINGTON -- Most pen pals never expect to meet -- especially childhood pen pals who correspond for a short period of time. Such was the case with Martha "Marnie" Cashel McCarthy and Kerttu Seikkenen Karkkainen, who were young girls living in Minnesota and Finland, respectively, when they exchanged letters, in two languages, 60 years ago. But their brief relationship all those years ago was the spark that brought about the connection between Worthington and Crailsheim, Germany.
MINNEAPOLIS -- As a young girl growing up in Worthington, Lynn Hanson was something of a football fan. She rooted for the local Trojan and Bluejay teams -- even dated...
With three blasts of its horn, the Walworth backs up from the dock and heads out into the open water of Lake Geneva. The boat is a two-decker, loaded from top to bottom with tourists ready for a 2½-hour excursion around the lake.
The constant bzzzz of the razor in his hand. The ding of the ancient cash register as he collects the fee from a customer. The whirrrrrr of the small vacuum that sucks up hair from the floor. And the mostly good-natured banter of his customers as they catch up on the day’s and week’s events. Such is the soundtrack of Jim “The Schiz” Schissel’s working life.
WORTHINGTON -- As a steady stream of customers came through the door and others sat at tables eating sandwiches and drinking coffee, Jill Cuperus stood behind the counter and smiled from ear to ear. Local Harvest, the business that Jill and her husband, Jake, have worked toward for months, finally opened its doors Monday morning, and Jill was excited to share their vision with the public.
WORTHINGTON -- Kids helping kids. That simple idea was the genesis behind All Day FORE Africa in 2010. Then-15-year-old Kate Lesnar decided she wanted to raise money -- $1,000 --...
WORTHINGTON -- It’s been 35 years since Gene Schar last exhibited work at the Nobles County Art Center in Worthington. His final show there, in January 1981, was followed by an exhibit in October of that same year at the local college.
King Turkey Day mascot Paycheck tries his hand (wing?) at directing a newscast during KSFY's live broadcast Thursday from Chautauqua Park. The 5 p.m. news was moved to Spomer Classics...
WORTHINGTON -- Now ensconced in a Worthington care facility following several days in the hospital, Robert Powers is covered with evidence of his recent ordeal. Bruises and burns are visible...