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 — Doug Bakkene read the first two clues in the Winterfest Medallion Hunt without giving much thought to joining the hunt. Those first hints were purposefully vague, after all,...
Last weekend, “The Revenant” won the Best Drama Motion Picture category at the Golden Globe Awards. This week, “The Revenant” scored 12 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director (Alejandro Inarritu), Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Best Supporting Actor (Tom Hardy).
PAYSON, Ariz. — Ed Blair, who in 1956 was one of the two first student ambassadors to Worthington’s sister city of Crailsheim, Germany, died Tuesday in Arizona after a brief fight with pancreatic cancer. He was 76.
WORTHINGTON — Cancer takes a toll on body, mind, spirit — and finances. That’s something that Brian and Lorraine Korthals have found out firsthand since Brian’s diagnosis with stage 4 kidney cancer.
WORTHINGTON — In his interactions with other priests throughout the Diocese of Winona and beyond, the Rev. James Callahan of St. Mary’s Parish in Worthington often gets asked, “Will you come and start a clinic in my town?”
WORTHINGTON — The lower level of the War Memorial Building would be a cozy place to hunker down in the face of the impending cold front, as both the Nobles County Art Center and Nobles County Historical Society are mounting exhibits featuring quilts this month. The exhibits —which both open Sunday — showcase heirloom textiles (1960s and older) in the NCHS museum and contemporary creations in the art center gallery.
WORTHINGTON — “It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it.” OK — so that’s not a direct quote, but it sums up a lot of a conversation that took place earlier this week with Jesse Larson, a city worker who is part of the crew charged with cleaning up the Worthington city streets following each winter snowfall.
WORTHINGTON — Ray Crippen was a scholar and archivist of local history, but he also left his own indelible mark on the community that he loved so well. Crippen, 85,...
LAKE PARK, Iowa — Tim and Roxie Lueders’ Christmas card is bigger and brighter than any that come in the mail. It has its own soundtrack and lasts for about 30 minutes. The Lueders initially send it out on Thanksgiving night and keep the message up until New Year’s Day. Their “card” is a massive lighting display that features 75,000 lights this year, with the scenes all synchronized to music.
The Hispanic community of St. Mary’s Catholic Parish in Worthington celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Sunday with a special Mass and festival. The celebration included a meal,...