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ROUND LAKE -- Parents of Round Lake-Brewster seventh- through 12th-graders will head back to the classroom along with their children Monday at the district's first Back to School Night at the Round Lake school. "It's really important. We want parents and grandparents to feel welcome to come with their sons or daughters," said Nate Hanson, RL-B's principal. The evening begins at 7 p.m. Monday and will include a trial run of students' classes that will include teachers' expectations.
JACKSON -- The Jackson City Council unanimously approved the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday selling the city's hospital to Sanford Health for $1.25 million.
JACKSON -- City officials and builders are poised to break ground today for Ashley Estates, a 24-unit apartment building to be located at 314 First St. in Jackson, across from City Hall. "Jackson has a unique situation. They have a very large need of market rate rentals and housing in general," said Scott Goltz, president of One Companies, Inc.
Zach Heidebrink, 14, of Worthington, dives into the deep end Sunday, the last day of the Worthington municipal swimming pool. (Kari Lucin/Daily Globe)
WORTHINGTON -- The sound of hammers and the cheerful chatter of volunteers helped cut through the gloomy weather Saturday, as 14 people from Wells Fargo Bank of Worthington worked on the little Habitat for Humanity house on 1101 Eighth Ave. "We can contribute to the community without it costing a lot," said Diane Schettler, President of Wells Fargo Bank of Worthington. Some of the volunteers were bank employees, and others were spouses, siblings and friends of bank employees.
WORTHINGTON -- The Nobles County Fair is going to the dogs today while 30 students participate in the Regional Dog Show at the Nobles County Fairgrounds. The fast-paced obstacle course-like agility competition begins at 8 a.m. rather than the usual afternoon time, allowing the dogs to beat the summer heat.
JACKSON -- Ashley Wagner brought 27 projects to the Jackson County Fair this year, her second year with 4-H, including a calf, Peking ducks, crafts, photographs, flowers, an herb garden, muffins, and one fuzzy gray Jersey wooley rabbit. Wagner, 9, who lives in rural Heron Lake with her parents, Anne and Mark Wagner, is only in her second year of 4-H, including her year as a Cloverbud. "I'm going to be in it up to college," Wagner said.
JACKSON -- Jackson County's long tradition of livestock showmanship, creativity and hard work continues starting today at the Jackson County Fair. "The county fair is an opportunity for our 4-H'ers to highlight the work that they've been doing for the past year," said Andrea Ruesch, Jackson County 4-H Program Coordinator. "There's a spirit of competition, a spirit of camaraderie and it's a great place to catch up with folks you might not have seen for a while." New this year will be the free sweet corn feed starting at 6 p.m.
WORTHINGTON -- The District 518 Board of Education approved a contract with McKinstry to investigate and provide cost estimates for a possible expansion or remodeling of Worthington Middle School. The board has not committed to the project and is seeking specific information to bring to the public before it decides whether to move forward with the roughly $3.4 million expansion. "We need to have some discussion with the community about what we're going to do and why we're going to consider these things, so they don't feel like this is something we're forcing on them," said board member Linde