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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One college class can completely change a person’s career path. Just ask Jarod Boltjes. He went from being a graphics design major with a theater minor to becoming a professional dancer. Boltjes, a 2008 graduate of Adrian High School, got his first stage experiences as part of a series of summer musicals in the Adrian community. “It kind of started in Adrian,” he explained about his interest in the arts. “There I was in show choir and the summer musicals.
The former Crystal restaurant is on the move Friday morning west of Adrian. The building is being moved to the farm of Jon Jonas, where it will be renovated into...
History books document that the first permanent settlers arrived in Nobles County about 150 years ago. Life was undeniably hard for those early residents of southwest Minnesota, who had to deal with the unending wide-open spaces, harsh weather conditions, wild animals and the area’s native inhabitants.
WORTHINGTON — No one breathed a bigger sigh of relief when the weather forecast for Thursday changed from a gullywasher to steady light rain than Ken Moser. As chairman of the Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival, Moser imagined the predicted 4 inches of heavy downpour creating a muddy mess on the festival grounds, even though the skies were supposed to clear well in advance of today’s opening ceremony. But with just a steady drizzle Thursday afternoon, Moser was directing food vendors to their re
WORTHINGTON — The backside of a downtown building is about to get an artistic facelift thanks to the talents of artist Shawn McCann and some local students. McCann, who last...
WORTHINGTON — Two fixtures in the local health care community are teaming up to fill what they see as a void in services. Lakeside Prairie Rehab — a collaboration between...
George Crockett has occasionally traveled to his hometown of Worthington for class reunions or other get-togethers. On one such occasion, he wandered into the Nobles County Art Center and was, within a short period of time, offered the chance to exhibit there. “I didn’t even know it existed,” said Crockett, who now lives in Shakopee and was in town for a funeral when he came across information on the gallery.
BEMIDJI — It was a pie-in-the-sky kind of dream — something to which a person aspires but is never quite sure it will become a reality. But occasionally it does. For Sue Doeden, that dream was authoring a cookbook. “Even though it was a dream of mine, part of it was I wasn’t sure what the topic should be,” related Sue. “It also seemed like such an overwhelming task. I didn’t know where to begin.
READING — Vacation Bible School in this small burg northwest of Worthington has always been a community — rather than a single church — event. Joyce Rogers, who now lives...