FULDA — June 9 is a date that Lyle and Merna Beeck would just as soon bypass in any given year. Unfortunately, the calendar won’t allow for selective skipping, but that’s OK with Lyle; with longtime friends, supportive family members and knowledgeable medical staff in his corner, he’ll take every day that continues to come his way.
WORTHINGTON — Lively Latin music is at the top of the playlist for the 125 students involved with Worthington Middle School’s two-week summer band camp. “We’re doing a Latin music show this year,” explained Mike Andersen, director of the WMS sixth- through eighth-grade bands.
WORTHINGTON — When you’re part of a community, stepping up to help neighbors in need comes naturally. So when the Carlson Dairy farm in Kandiyohi County near Pennock was heavily damaged in a storm early last Sunday morning, leaving hundreds of cows without shelter, sustenance and the means to be milked, it wasn’t surprising that dairy farmers from across Minnesota swiftly leaped into action.
One year ago Participants in the University of Minnesota Extension-sponsored "I Can Prevent Diabetes" education and exercise program lost a combined 160 pounds over the course of the four-month class. Nobles County SNAP-Ed educator Maria Paez Sievert led the Worthington class.
WORTHINGTON — With the retirement of 14 employees at the close of the 2016-17 school year, 304 years of combined experience bid farewell to ISD 518 schools. For this group, comprised of teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, food service workers and other administrative professionals, school’s out not only for the summer but for good.
WORTHINGTON — With sunny skies and a high temperature of nearly 60 degrees, guests at the Feb. 18 nuptials of Aletha and Adam Kremer were hard-pressed to believe they were attending a winter wedding. “It was a beautiful day,” agreed Aletha, “the complete opposite of what we could have experienced in February.”
WORTHINGTON — When it comes to anniversaries, four years isn’t usually a big deal. But as the Worthington Event Center (WEC) recently marked its fourth year since opening in 2013 and is embarking on its fifth season of hosting summer weddings, it has become a go-to in the region for bridal couples seeking sites to accommodate dozens, or even hundreds, of guests.
WORTHINGTON — Winter weddings aren’t hot with every couple, but Mandy and Brian Wiertzema were totally chill about their January date. “Both of us are fans of cooler weather,” explained Mandy, “and I always thought a wedding around Christmastime would be beautiful, especially with fresh snow, but we didn’t want it to be right during the holidays, either.
One year ago A design created by Kim Gronewold, co-owner of CK Designs in Worthington, was chosen for the 2016 Worthington Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival T-shirts. Kay Williams Prunty's The Dance Academy of Worthington marked its 20th anniversary with its annual dance concert, performed at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center.
WORTHINGTON — Attendees at Friday night’s Worthington High School (WHS) commencement ceremony witnessed dozens of bright young people joyfully accepting their diplomas. Among them was Than Than Kyaw, whose broad smile and dimpled face shone as he joined his fellow senior WHS Concert Choir members in singing two numbers during the program.