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.
“My only complaint about the OK Go concert is that life seems dull and pointless afterwards.” -- A recent OK Go fan comment WORTHINGTON — OK Go is coming to town, and it’s definitely OK to go get your tickets before all the seats for this Grammy-winning group’s show are gone.
One year ago Minimal damage resulted after an outside sign at the McDonald's restaurant in Worthington caught fire. The building itself suffered no smoke or water damage. Rick Von Holdt, Worthington's fire chief, suspected the fire was caused by the malfunction of the ballast inside the sign.
WORTHINGTON — At Worthington Middle School (WMS), the halls are alive with the sound of music as dozens of ISD 518 student instrumentalists round out two weeks of intensive — and optional — music instruction.
WORTHINGTON — Katherine Pike Hedeen, a Worthington resident since 1950, died last Wednesday at the age of 93. A 1945 graduate of Bryn Mawr College who went on to earn a master’s degree in psychology at the University of Minnesota, Hedeen put her education to use as a contributing writer to the Globe for over 60 years.
One year ago Worthington native and comedian Cy Amundson returned to town to perform at a King Turkey Day fundraiser at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center. Amundson had appeared on "Conan," the Comedy Central Network and Fox's "Family Guy" and "American Dad," among other appearances.
WORTHINGTON — If the couple that stitches together stays together, then Dennis and Marie Weeks have a seamless bond that is bound to endure. With his-and-hers sewing machines at the ready in their quilting room, this energetic 78-year-old couple stays busy from their first cups of morning coffee until twilight, sharing plenty of laughter and a mutual commitment to serving others.
WORTHINGTON — “If someone had told me 20 years ago that I’d be a deacon someday, I would have thought they were nuts,” admitted Vern Behrends, Worthington. But time and circumstances have a way of altering a person’s life, and as of this month Behrends has been an ordained Catholic deacon within the Diocese of Winona since 2009.
One year ago Worthington celebrated its bond with longtime sister city Crailsheim, Germany, in a ceremony at Chautauqua Park at which the bridge sculpture was unveiled. Multiple speakers shared comments about the sister city connection and its importance, and the city band also performed a concert as part of the festivities.
One year ago Hibbett Sports hosted a grand opening event at its new Worthington store this week. The Worthington location was Hibbett Sports' third in Minnesota. Numerous citizens supported Worthington's police, fire and rescue workers at the annual "Night to Unite" event at Pioneer Village.