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AVOCA — In some ways, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church is as old as Avoca itself, as the church’s roots can be traced back to Lime Lake Evangelical Church, formed along with the town of Avoca by early settlers in 1878. At 10:30 a.m. Sunday, the church will hold its final service, closing the book on the church’s 140-year history.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Branden Lee Roth has written and starred in his own short films before, but this time around, the Worthington native was working on a tight deadline. His newest film “Tomcat” — which will premiere Aug. 25 at the Marietta International Film Festival in Marietta, Ga. — was written, shot and edited in just 24 hours as part of a “film racing” competition.
WORTHINGTON — As part of a series of major renovations to Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center (MAPAC), new seats were installed this week in the lower level of the Worthington concert hall. “They are wider, incredibly comfortable and very beautiful,” said Tammy Makram, MAPAC managing director. “We think people are going to love them.”
Editor’s note : The following are written responses to questions posed by The Globe to candidates seeking the office of Murray County Sheriff. The top two vote-getters in the Aug. 14 primary will advance to the general election in November. Paul Kenney, Fulda Why did you decide to run for this position?
REGIONAL — Two area businesses have been nominated for statewide manufacturing awards. Worthington’s Bedford Industries and Luverne’s Midwest Fire are finalists for the 2018 Made in Minnesota Manufacturing Awards, given out yearly by Minnesota Business Magazine.
DUNDEE — Joseph Suding American Legion Post 386 will celebrate its 100-year anniversary Saturday with plenty of food, fun and, of course, a parade. The parade will take place at 2 p.m., followed by a special program in the city park. A pork chop supper will be available at 5 p.m., and a street dance will run from 8 p.m. until midnight.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council on Monday agreed to spend $5,300 to conduct an assessment survey and report of the Thompson Hotel roof. The report, conducted by Minnesota consultant Inspec, will inform the city on the status of the roof and whether it should be repaired or replaced. The city has identified the leaky roof as the root cause of many mold and infestation issues in the apartment complex.
WORTHINGTON — The city of Worthington hopes to have a splash pad completed and open to the public before Memorial Day 2019. It moved closer to that goal Monday night when the Worthington City Council approved concept plans from engineering firm Bolton & Menk and authorized advertisement for bids to construction contractors.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington City Council on Wednesday approved a conditional use permit for a pair of two-unit duplexes located on Flower Lane near South Shore Drive. The 1-654-square-foot duplexes are being built by Rod Obermoller of Brewster. Obermoller and the city plan to go into a cooperative agreement to pave part of the road leading to the property.
LUVERNE — She’s a two-time professional golf tournament winner, the first woman inducted into the Rock County Historical Society’s Hall of Fame and the namesake of Luverne’s recently established “Jerilyn Britz Week.” In her Luverne home, Britz’s modest trophy case is far too small to hold all of her awards.