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.
“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.