One year ago More than one in six children in southwest Minnesota live in poverty, a level significantly higher than before the turn of the 21st century. A report authored by a team from the University of New Hampshire Carsey School of Public Policy found that 17 percent of children in southwest Minnesota were either poor or "deep poor," compared with 10.3 percent in 1999. Patty Wetterling spoke at Windom Area High School Tuesday afternoon.
WORTHINGTON — Ten outstanding young spellers put their brains to work on Wednesday during the annual Worthington Middle School 5th/6th Grade Spelling Bee. “You are the top spellers out of 450 students in the fifth and sixth grades here, so you should all feel good about yourselves,” exhorted Hollie Hibma, a WMS fifth-grade teacher and co-coordinator of the bee with WMS colleague Paula Wolyniec.
WORTHINGTON — When every dollar makes a difference, it’s doubly important to maximize each opportunity. That’s why the Manna Food Pantry (MFP) and its coordinator, Linda Sanchez, are thankful for the $30,000 matching grant the Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation (WRHCF) is offering during the pantry’s annual March fund drive.
One year ago Bill Gordon, a rural Worthington farmer who was the current treasurer of the American Soybean Association and director for the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, was in San Antonio, Texas, for the 2017 Commodity Classic. There, he spoke on policy issues affecting soybean farmers in particular and discussed the 2018 Farm Bill.
ADRIAN — Nothing about Sheena Eidhammer’s recent health crisis seems fair. A 36-year-old mother of three, Eidhammer was going about her daily routine, pursuing a largely healthy lifestyle, supporting her husband, giving her all at work and taking care of her family. Then — wham.
WORTHINGTON — A cast of 29 Worthington High School (WHS) students, plus over a dozen more tech, set and pit band members, will venture “Into the Woods” at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center (MAPAC) next Thursday through Sunday.
One year ago Tim Christensen, 52, of Luverne, died. Christensen was the principal of Adrian Middle and High School, and the news of his unexpected death was a shock to the schools. Worthington High School presented a production of "South Pacific" at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center. Directed by Eric Parrish, the show had a cast of 44 students.
One year ago A group of District 518 students, along with local business owners and employees, took a stand in Worthington and joined with others across the region in marking a "Day Without Immigrants." Similar observances took place on Thursday around the country. The Community Foundation of Osceola County presented 29 grants totaling $91,217 to non-profit organizations within that Iowa county.
WORTHINGTON — It took 15 rounds to determine the winner of last Tuesday’s SW/WC Service Cooperative’s Regional Spelling Bee in Redwood Falls, but after dozens of words had, letter by letter, been mastered or slaughtered, Worthington’s own Jenna Hoffman was the overall victor.
One year ago The music department's contest concert took place at Worthington High School, with over 225 WHS music students participating in the school's bands, choirs and orchestra. Third-graders from Worthington's Prairie Elementary toured the Nobles County Sheriff's Office, Worthington Police Department and Nobles County District Court areas at the Prairie Justice Center this week.