WORTHINGTON — Long before online swaps for household items became routine, newspaper want ads enabled such deals. One memorable advertisement led Winora Hallstrom to the bargain of a lifetime. “I had a phonograph for sale, and Ronnie’s mother came to look at it,” recounted Winora. “She brought him along — and she purchased the phonograph, too.”
WORTHINGTON — In the mood for a guaranteed belly laugh? Then the Minnesota West Fine Arts Theater is the place for you next weekend, when the comedic farce “The Underpants” is performed at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. “It’s super funny — hysterical, really,” assured director Eric E. Parrish, music and theater instructor at MWCTC.
WORTHINGTON — An acclaimed Minneapolis-based Indian dance troupe will share its unique cultural perspective at 7 p.m. next Saturday night at Worthington’s Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center (MAPAC).
WORTHINGTON — There’s a reason preschool teachers share the alphabet with young students via a familiar tune like “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.” It’s because musical memories become deeply embedded in the human brain and are more easily recalled than, say, rote lists of letters, words, numbers or other information.
One year ago Joel Poppe of Lakefield was recognized by the National Weather Service for his 20-plus years of collecting climate data. Poppe was one of more than 80 volunteers in the Sioux Falls, S.D., area who was part of the Network Cooperative Observer Program. He collected daily and monthly weather data that was used by the NWS for forecasting needs.
One year ago The 2017 campaign for the United Way of Nobles County was underway, with a 2017 fundraising goal of $170,000. Cindy Elsing was the organization's new president. Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Jackson hosted a groundbreaking on Wednesday for a new powerline technician training facility. The facility was expected to be completed by June 1, 2017.
WORTHINGTON — Influenza. Say it slowly and the word alone conjures images of wooziness, fever and miserable days stuck in bed, stressfully absent from work or school.
WORTHINGTON — Tilling the land, planting roots and building community: These themes permeate “Sweet Land, the Musical” and are familiar to every resident of southwestern Minnesota. “It’s a great story about what immigrants faced when establishing family farms here 100 years ago,” said Tammy Makram, managing director of Worthington’s Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center.
LUVERNE — Color and musical flair were the name of the game Saturday at the 67th annual Tri-State Band Festival in Luverne.
One year ago Worthington was ranked the 22nd cheapest city on average in which to insure a car, out of 109 Minnesota cities researched and ranked in a recent study. Worthington's average car insurance rate of $1,390 per year landed seven percent below the state average.