WORTHINGTON — Non-stop chatter and giggles emanated from the Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center (MAPAC) stage as more than 20 animated 13- and 14-year-old girls wiggled and prattled prior to a recent dress rehearsal. “Now, ladies,” urged their director, Worthington Middle School (WMS) music teacher and choir director Cindy Anderson.
One year ago Minnesota State Trooper James Orlando helped deliver a baby Sunday evening along I-90 in Jackson County when a driver who was transporting his wife, who was in labor, pulled over for assistance. The baby and mom, who were both healthy, were then transported to Sanford Worthington Medical Center.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Sydney Place-Sallstrom is having a ball. Better known throughout her high school years at Southwest Star Concept as an athlete (she played volleyball and basketball), FFA member and speech participant, as the second of Keith and Julie Place’s three daughters she nevertheless harbored a deep love for musical theater while growing up in Okabena.
One year ago Worthington Middle School students organized and participated in the school's first Multi-Cultural Fair. Students representing 19 different countries and cultures shared their customs, food and other information with their fellow classmates. Molly Scheidt, a co-advisor of the WMS student council, said the fair had been a work in progress throughout the school year.
WINDOM — A team of five spellers from Worthington Middle School (WMS) a-b-c’ed their way to a third-place finish at the Southwest Minnesota Spelling Bee on Saturday.
WORTHINGTON — Eric Parrish, an instructor of music and theater at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, is lending his talents for a third time to Sioux Empire Community Theatre (SECT) of Sioux Falls, S.D.
ROUND LAKE — At 85, Nellie Davis is able to remain in the same house she and her husband established as their home in 1965 — but only because of the assistance she receives from Sanford home health care nurses. “I’ve gotten home health care services for seven years,” shared Davis, an exuberant and cheerful person despite her numerous health problems.
JACKSON — If youth, intelligence and enthusiasm count for anything in the business of contemporary agriculture, Kyle Coble holds a winning hand. The 28-year- old native of Arkansas City, Kan., joined the staff of New Fashion Pork in June 2015, lending his skills in agricultural research/technology and swine nutrition, and he hasn’t looked back.
WORTHINGTON — With more than 350 District 518 students involved in band programs at Worthington Middle School (WMS) and Worthington High School (WHS), the sound of music is everywhere this week as spring concerts rapidly approach. At 7 p.m. Friday, the 140-member WHS band, directed by Jon Loy, will share its 2017 “Band Bash” performance in the WHS gymnasium.
One year ago The Heron Lake Watershed District hosted a tour of three Best Management Practices sites, demonstrating what it has done to reduce erosion, filter out sediment and nutrients and, overall, improve the waters within its district. The Worthington Chamber Singers presented a spring concert, "Songs and Hymns of Faith," at First United Methodist Church. Eric Parrish conducted the ensemble.