OCHEYEDAN, Iowa — It’s easy to warm up to JoAnn Noble, a 72-year resident of Ocheyedan. She’s as durable as her Dutch ancestry, as sweet as the pies she’s renowned for baking and as quick-witted as her pinochle-playing prowess implies.
WORTHINGTON — Nearly 40 years ago, Becky Zylstra traded her home near the Canadian border for one closer to a “southerly” state — Iowa. Perhaps because the wind blows nearly as often and as keenly here as it does in Zylstra’s hometown of Alamo, N.D., a community that lies only 20 miles south of Canada and 20 miles east of Montana, Zylstra is content in the Worthington area, where she has lived, worked and raised a family since the late 1970s.
WORTHINGTON — If you’ve ever considered volunteering in a school but have hesitated because you lack a background in education, it’s time to rethink your position. “Teaching is not a pre-requisite for volunteering,” assured Betty McAllister, a regular volunteer with the Southwest Adult Basic Education (ABE) program in Worthington. “You just need to like people, know how to read yourself and be willing to help people learn English.
One year ago The 31st annual Wild Turkey Shootout took place in Worthington, with more than 500 fourth- through ninth-grade boys participating. Scott Langerud, a Worthington American Family Insurance agent, was recognized via the American Star Excellence in Customer Experience Certification Program.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington High School (WHS) Jazz Band will play to the beat of a different drummer for part of its set at Friday evening’s ISD 518 Jazz Night, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Worthington Middle School (WMS) gymnasium. Fear not: guest percussionist Bruce Obermann may be older than the other 30 musicians in the group, but he’s still one of them.
WORTHINGTON — Whether your music preferences lean to country or you simply want to be entertained, “Gone Country: Tribute to Country’s Greatest” will fill the bill. With shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, the annual fundraising event for Worthington’s Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center (MAPAC) is jam-packed with a full program of country hits, both contemporary and classic.
One year ago The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce was seeking nominations for the organization's first-ever Inspirational Woman Award, to be presented at the Salute to Women banquet scheduled for April 18. The 11th annual "Gone Country" production took place at Worthington's Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center.
WORTHINGTON — Thirteen contestants carefully minded their p’s and q’s, along with the other 24 letters in the English alphabet, as part of the annual Worthington Middle School (WMS) 5th/6th Grade Spelling Bee Tuesday morning.
One year ago The Indian Lake Progressives 4-H Club of Nobles County received the 2016 Community Youth Leadership Award. The state honor was presented by the Association of Minnesota Counties during its annual legislative conference, in recognition of the club's efforts to replace playground equipment in the Brewster City Park. The Green Earth Players of Luverne presented a production of "A Year With Frog and Toad" at the Palace Theatre, Luverne.
WORTHINGTON — Perhaps it’s not surprising that a woman who grew up near the quartzite cliffs of Blue Mounds State Park would eventually crave the natural thrills of mountain peaks.