One year ago The local Nobles County Natural Resources Conservation Services office, in conjunction with the Prairie Ecology Bus Center, provided instruction and hands-on experiences during a field trip for area fifth-graders to the Prairie Wetland Learning Area on Worthington's east side.
WORTHINGTON — With more than 160 Worthington High School (WHS) students involved, the “Spirit of Worthington” Trojan Marching Band continued its winning ways in two appearances last weekend.
WORTHINGTON — Lilo Herzig, the 2017-2018 Crailsheim exchange student to Worthington, went from being an only child living with her mother to sharing a home with a family of seven when she arrived here in late July. It’s been a bit of an adjustment, but Herzig said she always wanted to live in a big family. “Now it’s fun,” she said with a grin.
One year ago Sen. Amy Klobuchar was the featured speaker at the 77th annual King Turkey Day celebration. Klobuchar touted Minnesota's agricultural economy and expanding rural broadband access in her speech. She gave a special shout-out to the state's robust turkey industry.
One year ago University of Minnesota Extension Dean Beverly Durgan was in Worthington as part of a statewide tour of counties that were home to the university's 15 Extension regional centers.
Editor's note: This story was originally published in September 2016. WORTHINGTON -- Classes are just getting off the ground in ISD 518, but Homecoming is already in the air. Festivities are scheduled at Worthington High School (WHS) throughout next week, with events culminating on Friday when a combined pep fest/coronation (open to parents and interested community members) will take place at 1 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium.
One year ago Round Lake Vineyard and Winery was preparing for its second annual Grape Stomp event. Owners Jenny and Scott Ellenbecker had begun selling their wines a year earlier. The Worthington City Council recommended the pre-certification of a 7.3 percent levy increase for its 2017 budget.
WORTHINGTON — If you think all 90-year-olds are whiling away their days in rocking chairs, it’s time to adopt a new perspective. An active foursome of local 90-somethings — Bob Obermann, Bernice Camery, and Jeanne and Loren Goettsch — are among the toughest people around to nail down for interviews because of their busy schedules.
One year ago Days after the Worthington City Council got its first look at the proposed 2017 city budget — one that would reflect a 19.79 percent levy increase over 2016 — Mayor Mike Kuhle said at a budget hearing that the numbers had to "come down."
WORTHINGTON — Area teachers are busily organizing their lesson plans, assembling supplies, readying Smart boards and adorning classroom bulletin boards in preparation for the 2017-18 school year. But as they prepare to educate and instruct students, Dan Brouillet of the Worthington Police Department is focused on something slightly different: Keeping kids safe at school.