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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In the early morning hours of Easter Sunday, April 11, 1971, the landscape of downtown Worthington was changed forever. One of its largest fixtures, Silverberg’s department store, was completely razed by a fire, never to be rebuilt. Shopping emporium Before it became Silverberg’s, the building at the corner of 10th Street and Second Avenue (now occupied by the Long Branch Saloon) was Torrance’s Store, founded in about 1890.
WORTHINGTON — Yes, there are occasional grumbles about the train horn waking people out of a sound sleep in the middle of the night, or railroad cars blocking a key intersection in the city for more than a few minutes. For the most part, however, the railroad passes through Worthington without much notice by its citizenry. But the railroad is, and always has been, a vital part of the local community and economy. In fact, Worthington owes its very existence to the establishment of a rail route.
WORTHINGTON — The attendees at Saturday’s Daily Globe Women’s Expo, Health & Home Show came away with bags full of free giveaways and hopefully some new knowledge of products and...
WORTHINGTON — A full spectrum of artistic pursuits is currently on display at the Nobles County Art Center. The NCAC’s annual Area Art Show opens Sunday, showcasing the talents of...
When we told friends and family that we were going to, for a second year in a row, embark on a late winter two-week road trip to Florida, Hubby Bryan and I encountered a few raised eyebrows and looks of skepticism. Why would you want to do that, they asked, when you could jump on a plane and be in Florida in a matter of hours?
During a press conference Friday morning, the King Turkey Day Board announced plans to move the annual September celebration completely back to downtown. In recent years, much of the festivities, except for the parade, have taken place at the Nobles County Fairgrounds, allowing for more room for the celebration to expand. But due to public sentiment -- much of which was expressed during the King Turkey Day Inc. annual meeting last fall -- the board decided to locate all events within the core area of the city.
WORTHINGTON — The landscape around Sanford Worthington Medical Center in downtown Worthington has changed in recent months, and it is due to change again in the near future. Sanford purchased...
This is the second in a four-part series of stories profiling senior students at Worthington High School.
Steve and Peg Lange have done the math. Their restaurant, Lange’s Cafe in Pipestone, has been continuously open for 60 years. Counting in the 15 leap years, that equals 21,915...
This is the first in a four-part series of stories profiling senior students at Worthington High School. It’s hard to believe that Juston Bents ever considered himself to be “kind of shy.” This weekend, Juston is belting out songs onstage as Prince Eric in the Worthington High School musical production, “The Little Mermaid.” Before he auditioned, no one even knew he could sing.