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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WASHINGTON — “Working together to improve the lives of Minnesotans, one hotdish at a time.”
WORTHINGTON — Every spring during the Area Art Show at the Nobles County Art Center, one participating artist is selected to receive the A.E. Schar Award for Excellence in Painting. Over the years, the art center staff has fielded questions about the award, most particularly, “Who is A.E. Schar?” In response to such queries, the art center is planning an exhibit of Schar’s work for July.
Scattered around Dave Hoffman’s office at the Prairie Justice Center are a number of items that have special significance for him: Photos of his wife and daughter; an array of firemen statues accumulated from years of giving tours of the fire station to area students; a wall-hanging that depicts historical sites in Worthington; even his graduation picture from the law enforcement program is tucked away in a cabinet.
NEW YORK — During the 2016 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast and Journalism Awards ceremony Tuesday night in New York, Tom Sietsema was announced as the Dining and Travel award winner for a series, “America’s Best Food Cities,” he wrote for The Washington Post in Washington, D.C.
Say the words with me. Key Lime Pie So what image flashes through your brain when you utter those three words? For me, even though I’ve never been to that particular part of the Sunshine State, I am instantly transported to the Florida Keys. An image of a lawn chair planted in the white sand beach with turquoise water sparkling in the background flits through my brain first. Then, on the heels of that image, comes a picture of the pie itself — a slice of a pale yellow-green confection that seems to float on the plate, elevated by a cloud of whipped cream.
Indecisiveness is plaguing Christopher Mayorga at the moment. The WHS senior is coming up against the deadline for choosing the college/university he will attend in the fall, and he can’t quite make up his mind. “I’ve got it narrowed down a little bit more,” he said with a sheepish smile. “... I’ve narrowed it to Northwestern (University in Evanston, Ill.) or Haverford (College in Pennsylvania).”
WORTHINGTON — There are still a few details to be ironed out, but within a few months, Jill and Jake Cuperus hope to have a storefront to headquarter their produce enterprise. The owners of Bushel + Peck Produce are working with the city of Worthington to lease the former Prairie View Golf Links clubhouse and cart storage building on Minnesota 266, just north of Worthington. The public golf course closed permanently after the golf season ended last year.
WORTHINGTON — For the last year and a half, Kyle and Sarah Spaeth and their four children have been in the mission field in Lipetsk, Russia. Their primary task is to help build what Sarah calls “a life-changing facility” — a Christian center where people “are trained in biblical principles, given hope in hopeless situations,” including addiction to drugs and alcohol or to children who have been orphaned. Currently the Spaeths are back in the United States, drumming up financial support for the Transformation Christian Center’s last stages of completion.
WORTHINGTON — Ask not what your community can do for you, ask what you can do for your community. That’s a slight reworking of the well-known quote from John F...