WORTHINGTON — If you’re a cock-eyed optimist seeking an enchanted evening this weekend when the spring-like weather turns cold, head to the South Pacific. Well, maybe go only as far as Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, where Worthington High School (WHS) students will present four performances of the acclaimed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “South Pacific” from Thursday through Sunday.
One year ago A grand opening event took place at Threads and Decor LLC, 916 Diagonal Road, Worthington. The second-hand clothing and furniture store was owned by Jennifer Solt. United Way of Nobles County reached its 2016 fundraising goal of $165,000. JBS was again a major contributor to the fund, with its employees giving a total of $122,431.75.
WILDER — Mike Murphy was primed to tackle household projects, find ways to aid his still-employed wife and adult daughter and generally enjoy life following many years of employment with the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Exactly two weeks after his official retirement, and two weeks prior to his 62nd birthday, Murphy was unexpectedly handed a completely different priority: Staying alive.
One year ago RE/MAX hosted a grand opening at its new offices located at 1626 Oxford St., Worthington. The business formerly operated under the Real Estate Retrievers umbrella.
WORTHINGTON — Although it was the John Deere green of featured Nobles County Implement products that greeted hundreds of curious consumers outside the Worthington Event Center on Saturday, a wide array of displays ranging from insurance agencies to landscaping services beckoned inside. In its fifth year, the Radio Works-sponsored Home & Lifestyle Show was well attended and positively received.
WORTHINGTON — It isn’t every week that Worthington musicians perform at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis. But this week, three Worthington High School (WHS) students will do just that, and four more students will sing across the street at Central Lutheran Church.
WORTHINGTON — Three Worthington Middle School (WMS) girls know exactly how to spell success: Focus on reading and go with your gut. On Tuesday, sixth-grader Victoria Beltran, seventh-grader Jenna Hoffman and eighth-grader Samara Nordby put their brains to work and represented WMS as contestants in the SWWC Service Cooperative’s Regional Spelling Bee at the Redwood Area Community Center, Redwood Falls.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington High School (WHS) gymnasium will take a break from the squeaks of basketball sneakers and bouncing balls Monday evening when the school’s four large-group music ensembles perform their annual “contest concert” there at 7 p.m. Strains of choral music from the Concert and Trojan Choirs will float to the rafters, along with a little Handel from the WHS Orchestra and some Appalachian flair shared by the WHS Concert Band.
WORTHINGTON — If the skate fits, lace it up and hit the ice. That’s exactly what all the adults involved with enabling a $15,000 Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation (WRHCF) grant to the Worthington Hockey Association (WHA) were shooting for: better rental skates and more of them available in the most common sizes needed by the community’s youths.
“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept and celebrate those differences.” — Audre Lorde, civil rights activist and writer, as quoted on womensmarch.com WORTHINGTON — Whether you’re a U.S. citizen who is relishing or dreading today’s presidential inauguration, more than a million folks are choosing to set their sights on Saturday instead.