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WORTHINGTON — Growing up in Round Lake, Nathan Wilson was always aware of the legend of Mary Jane Terwilliger, known as the “Witch of Loon Lake.” Legend had it, if one were to run over her haunted gravestone three times, they would die an “unconventional death.” The rumors became so popular that her gravestone was removed from the Loon Lake cemetery, where many of Jackson County’s first settlers are buried.
WORTHINGTON — The designs for Forbidden Barrel Brewing, a microbrewery expected to open early next year in Worthington, are beginning to take shape. Owners Brent and Cheryl Droll of Okabena have a specific vision for the microbrewery, which will set up shop in the former Rickbeil’s building, located at the corner of Ninth Street and Third Avenue.
ST. PAUL — Worthington resident Anthony Promvongsa, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the city of Worthington have reached a settlement agreement in U.S. District Court over a claim that Worthington Police Department (WPD) officers subjected Promvongsa to excessive force during a July 2016 traffic stop. The two parties came to an agreement Monday in a St. Paul courtroom after a nearly six-hour settlement conference.
WORTHINGTON — The Armory Business Center may become the Nobles County Historical Society (NCHS) museum after all. Momentum for the project emerged when Bob and Pat Ludlow, longtime Worthington residents who founded Bedford Industries in 1966, said they would donate $1 million toward renovations, on the condition that the city of Worthington and Nobles County contribute a combined $1 million as well.
WORTHINGTON — The Armory Business Center may become the Nobles County Historical Society (NCHS) museum after all. The Worthington City Council on Wednesday morning voted to pledge $500,000 toward renovating the building into a museum to display historical exhibits.
WORTHINGTON — It’s unlikely you’ll ever hear anyone make a negative comment about Orville Lien. The longtime Worthington resident passed away last Wednesday at the age of 98, but his legacy as a great businessman and community leader — and an even greater man — will live on.
WORTHINGTON — Paycheck left everyone in the dust Saturday during the first leg of the Great Gobbler Gallop, including his own race team handlers and especially his opponent Ruby Begonia. Worthington’s own racing bird was comfortable in front of the home crowd. As soon as the race began, Paycheck sprinted down the 10th Street race track, wings extended, on his way to a blazingly fast finishing time of 40.71 seconds.
WORTHINGTON — West Ridge Accounting Services may have just opened its first Worthington office, but the woman behind the company already knows the city like the back of her hand. Worthington native Samantha Zishka moved out of her hometown to Greeley, Colo. in 2016 to start her own accounting business. It turns out she was pretty popular, as she was voted the number one tax and accounting office two years in a row.
WORTHINGTON — An Adrian man will serve 14 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Bradly Haddock, 31, was sentenced Wednesday in Nobles County District Court for two different cases involving two different minors.
WORTHINGTON — Judge Gordon Moore on Friday appointed a general receiver to take control of the Thompson Hotel. Lighthouse Management Group of New Brighton was given receivership of the building, and will now attempt to sell the property. Wells Fargo, the mortgage holder for the building, made the request to appoint a receiver, which was agreed to by property owners Curtis and Teresa Williams.