One year ago Nobles County commissioners gathered for a special work session to talk about the future of the county's arts center and historical society, and the need for a new library. The theme of the 2016 Spring Fling event for seniors, hosted at American Reformed Church, Worthington, was "Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?" The topic was addressed by keynote speaker Sara Croymans of the University of Minnesota Extension Service.
WORTHINGTON — The sacred cantata “The Seven Last Words of Christ” will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Worthington’s First United Methodist Church. Written in 1867 by French composer Théodore Dubois, the classic choral work emotionally conveys in song the final words of forgiveness, despair and resignation that Jesus Christ spoke during his crucifixion.
One year ago The Worthington Planning Commission approved Northland Mall zoning changes and a property annexation. The move designates the former mall property as an area of "general business" rather than a shopping center, one-family and multifamily residential areas. The Mixed Blood Theatre of Minneapolis brought its play "Theory of Mind" to the fine arts theater on the Worthington campus of Minnesota West Community and Technical
WORTHINGTON — On Friday evening, Worthington High School (WHS) sophomore Nicholas Ramirez played his violin in a small group performance of Brandenburg’s Concerto #3 in the WHS orchestra room as part of the music department’s annual solo/ensemble recital.
ADRIAN — In a town of slightly more than 1,200 people, two stand out as key figures in keeping the community of Adrian safe and healthy: Ray and Brenda Bullerman. As the couple prepares to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary in August, they’ve kept their vows not only to each other but also to Adrian.
OCHEYEDAN, Iowa — It’s easy to warm up to JoAnn Noble, a 72-year resident of Ocheyedan. She’s as durable as her Dutch ancestry, as sweet as the pies she’s renowned for baking and as quick-witted as her pinochle-playing prowess implies.
WORTHINGTON — Nearly 40 years ago, Becky Zylstra traded her home near the Canadian border for one closer to a “southerly” state — Iowa. Perhaps because the wind blows nearly as often and as keenly here as it does in Zylstra’s hometown of Alamo, N.D., a community that lies only 20 miles south of Canada and 20 miles east of Montana, Zylstra is content in the Worthington area, where she has lived, worked and raised a family since the late 1970s.
WORTHINGTON — If you’ve ever considered volunteering in a school but have hesitated because you lack a background in education, it’s time to rethink your position. “Teaching is not a pre-requisite for volunteering,” assured Betty McAllister, a regular volunteer with the Southwest Adult Basic Education (ABE) program in Worthington. “You just need to like people, know how to read yourself and be willing to help people learn English.
One year ago The 31st annual Wild Turkey Shootout took place in Worthington, with more than 500 fourth- through ninth-grade boys participating. Scott Langerud, a Worthington American Family Insurance agent, was recognized via the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington High School (WHS) Jazz Band will play to the beat of a different drummer for part of its set at Friday evening’s ISD 518 Jazz Night, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Worthington Middle School (WMS) gymnasium. Fear not: guest percussionist Bruce Obermann may be older than the other 30 musicians in the group, but he’s still one of them.