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WORTHINGTON — It may feel like winter, but 200 ISD 518 orchestra students will share their first concert of the fall at 7 p.m. Monday in the Worthington High School gymnasium. “It’s always exciting to get to this point in the year when we’re ready for the first concert,” said Melanie Loy, director of the WHS string ensembles.
Southwest Minnesota lawmakers Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake) and Joe Schomacker (R-Luverne) were both re-elected Tuesday to their respective seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives. District 22B Hamilton, 50, a pork producer, was first elected to the Minnesota House in November 2004 and appeared poised to easily win his eighth two-year term on Tuesday. He had received 66.9 percent of the vote (6,656 votes) with 56 of 88 precincts reporting.
LUVERNE — Tenley Nelson may be young, but she’s already a veteran when it comes to competing at Minnesota’s state high school cross country meet. Nelson, a freshman at Luverne High School, hopes to cap an excellent fall season with a solid showing at the state meet, which will take place Saturday in Northfield. She’ll be looking to improve on what was a strong performance at the 2017 state meet.
WORTHINGTON — When it comes to both trapshooting and baseball, Minnesota West Community and Technical College freshman Zach Jahnz hopes to always be on target. Jahnz, who grew up in Truman and graduated from Granada-Huntley-East Chain High School, has a history of excellence in both endeavors, and he hopes to continue to shine while attending college here in Worthington.
WORTHINGTON — In September 2017, residents of South Shore and Crossroads care centers in Worthington teamed up in an effort to bring happiness and comfort to Rockport, Texas nursing home residents displaced by Hurricane Harvey. A little more than a year later, South Shore and Crossroads residents have engaged in a similar project, this coming in the wake of Hurricane Michael.
WORTHINGTON — It’s all about additional amenities.
WORTHINGTON — I got my first job shortly after becoming a teenager, and it can be said with certainty that this means of employment got me out of bed far earlier than when I’ve needed to rise for work over the last dozen years.
WORTHINGTON — The Early Risers Kiwanis Club will mark 50 years of existence with a celebration next week. The Worthington club will host its anniversary event Oct. 11 at the Hickory Lodge, opening with a 5:30 p.m. social and 6 p.m. dinner with a program to follow. All are invited.
WORTHINGTON — Going back to her teen years in 4-H, Katie Hansen has always enjoyed interior decorating. That’s why Hansen is thrilled to have her own business — and her dream job — as the owner and sole employee at Revive Interiors. So far, her personal and professional plans have both been working out well.
WORTHINGTON — A downtown Worthington business is closing its doors, but its owner is leaving the entryway to another future venture ajar. Lit’l Wizards, which has offered children's toys, teacher supplies, educational offerings and assorted gifts for more than a decade, will close later this year, though there is no final date determined.