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WORTHINGTON -- Imagine moving to a completely foreign country in your early teenage years. You leave behind your homeland, most of your family, your favorite foods and your language. Thrust into a new environment, you must sink or swim. Desalegn "D" Zemenfes decided to swim.
Worthington’s Desalegn Zemenfes a smiling public figure
WORTHINGTON -- What was once a undesirable marshy area, Olson Park has been delighting Worthingtonians and visitors alike since 1950. That's when Worthington giant and industrialist E.O. Olson donated a massive 55.1-acre tract of land to the city to use as park property. The once wet, sloppy area had been transformed by the dumping of dredged silt from the bottom of Lake Okabena, which raised the land level and created the pleasant, picturesque park that exists today.
WORTHINGTON -- Crazy Days is underway, and downtown retailers are excited to welcome shoppers to the annual summer event. "There is a wide variety of items available at a much lower cost," said Center Sports' owner Pam Handevidt. "It is a beautiful day, traffic isn't as heavy as anticipated, but we're looking forward to a good day. I would encourage those who were unable to make it to Worthington today to still come to our community today and tomorrow, " Handevidt said.
JACKSON -- One hundred forty-five years later, the Jackson County Fair is still going strong and providing agricultural showcase opportunities for area youths and entertainment for everyone. Following the races at the Jackson County Speedway on Saturday, there will be a fireworks show. Friday, Senior Citizens' Day, will be highlighted by Maiden Dixie and Lost Highway performing at the grandstand during the evening hours. 4-H animal shows are interspersed throughout the fair, and the 4-Hers are hosting a farmer's market on from 4 to 8 p.m Friday. Today
WORTHINGTON — Slater Park may not be one of the oldest parks in Worthington, but its name and the land it’s on have a much deeper background — both factual and fanciful.
Children's book author David Stoner to hold book signing
Community festival will include 5K and street dance
LAKE PARK, Iowa — A spectacular summer scene will unfold above the tranquil skies of Lake Park at 9:30 p.m. Thursday. For the second year in a row, the Lake Park Care Center (LPCC) is sponsoring a Sky Lantern Celebration. Sky lanterns are lightweight paper lanterns with a wire frame that are released around the world to celebrate and remember.