WORTHINGTON — If the couple that stitches together stays together, then Dennis and Marie Weeks have a seamless bond that is bound to endure. With his-and-hers sewing machines at the ready in their quilting room, this energetic 78-year-old couple stays busy from their first cups of morning coffee until twilight, sharing plenty of laughter and a mutual commitment to serving others.
WORTHINGTON — “If someone had told me 20 years ago that I’d be a deacon someday, I would have thought they were nuts,” admitted Vern Behrends, Worthington. But time and circumstances have a way of altering a person’s life, and as of this month Behrends has been an ordained Catholic deacon within the Diocese of Winona since 2009.
One year ago Worthington celebrated its bond with longtime sister city Crailsheim, Germany, in a ceremony at Chautauqua Park at which the bridge sculpture was unveiled. Multiple speakers shared comments about the sister city connection and its importance, and the city band also performed a concert as part of the festivities.
One year ago Hibbett Sports hosted a grand opening event at its new Worthington store this week. The Worthington location was Hibbett Sports' third in Minnesota. Numerous citizens supported Worthington's police, fire and rescue workers at the annual "Night to Unite" event at Pioneer Village.
WORTHINGTON — Cultural and performing arts presentations are bountiful during the 2017-18 season at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center (MAPAC).
WORTHINGTON — It’s all fun and games at the fair…until you “accidentally” ingest more than 5,000 calories, most of which are delivered via fried or fatty foods. What’s a food lover to do? To make matters worse for adventurous, enthusiastic eaters, the list of new offerings at the upcoming 2017 Minnesota State Fair is 31 items long.
WORTHINGTON — Beatles fans, it’s time to get your ticket to ride — or at least get in on one of the most realistic Beatles performances you may experience in your lifetime.
One year ago Merchants in Worthington were preparing for a week of Crazy Days sales, with a "Super Heroes" theme prevailing. Luverne became the first city in Minnesota to be designated a Purple Heart City, indicating its city council passed a resolution supporting its residents who were Purple Heart veterans.
WORTHINGTON — Betty “Jody” Ahrens is well acquainted with travel. As someone who spends half of each year living in Mesquite, Texas, and the other half in Hartley, Iowa, Ahrens certainly knows what it takes to get from one location to another.
One year ago District 518's seven school board members voted unanimously to approve a resolution for the Nov. 8 general election ballot. District 518 voters would be asked to either approve or turn down a request for $79 million in school building bonds to fund a new high school and renovation of existing buildings to accommodate the district's growing student population.