WORTHINGTON — Seniors Jessica Darling and Stewart Merrigan have been named the 2018 Worthington High School (WHS) nominees for the Triple “A” award. The Triple “A” award, annually coordinated by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), honors students throughout the state who excel in the trifecta of academics, athletics and the arts, with special regard given to MSHSL sports and fine arts activities.
One year ago Glen Gust, a Vietnam War veteran, former Luverne mayor and a 29-year fire department volunteer, retired after 40 years and nine months of managing/owning Glen's Food Center, Luverne's only full-service grocery store. Gust sold the business to the Teal family in December, and it recently reopened as Teal's Market.
One year ago Two Worthington families were accepting donations after losing all of their belongings in a house fire on Christmas Day. One was a family of five, with three children ranging in age from two to 12 years old, and the other was a family of four, with three children ranging in age from 12 to 22 years old. A family dog was also lost to the blaze, bringing extra heartache to one family.
WORTHINGTON — With a snow-covered landscape and a high temperature of 12 below zero, it takes vision and imagination to conjure the world of summer, where children frolic and adults lounge leisurely on green grass or sun-dappled park benches.
One year ago Worthington Police Chief Troy Appel was awarded the annual City of Worthington Excellence and Leadership award this week. Appel was a WPD employee for more than 20 years before being named police chief in 2014.
WORTHINGTON — If 2017 didn’t exactly bring a smile to your face, consider ending the year with a barrel of laughs. A comedy hypnosis show featuring Lizzy the Dream Girl is your New Year’s Eve dream date at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center (MAPAC).
WORTHINGTON — For the second consecutive year, Elijah Bates is the champion of the Worthington Middle School (WMS) geography bee.
WORTHINGTON — There’s no question about it: Kim Helms is a glass half-full kind of guy. “There’s no sense in getting depressed,” professed Helms, a 65-year-old who has logged 34 years of service with the Worthington Post Office. “You need to make the most of what you have, and that’s what I’ve done.”
One year ago Nearly 600 people attended the Southwest Initiative Foundation's "Grow Our Own" event at Southwest Minnesota State University, Marshall. The conference aimed to find ways of helping disadvantaged children succeed. Robert Putnam, a Harvard professor and esteemed political scientist, was the guest speaker.
WORTHINGTON — In a holly jolly mood? Then don’t miss Monday night’s holiday concert, featuring roughly 400 Worthington Middle School (WMS) musicians. They’ll perform at 7 p.m. in the Worthington High School gymnasium, and with the seasonal tunes they’ve perfected, a festive attitude is bound to prevail.