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WORTHINGTON — One can say that Dan Witzel was born into the world of auto repair and has lived in it all his life. “My father started back here in the late ’40s, early ’50s,” Witzel said, recalling how his dad, Ralph, had a shop in back of the old armory in downtown Worthington. ”He actually started a filling station in Heron Lake back in the day, then moved to Fulda and had Ralph’s Auto Service for a time; I worked there as a kid.
WORTHINGTON — Twenty-one businesses will participate in the sixth annual Sassy Saturday event, which kicks off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Worthington’s Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center. A free breakfast sponsored by Sanford Worthington and a 9 a.m. style show featuring items from participating business will begin the event. The first 150 to attend the breakfast and style show receive a free Sassy Saturday bag filled with items from those 21 merchants.
WORTHINGTON — Dorothy Sietsema has memories from many decades ago of swimming as a youth in Lake Okabena. “When I was a kid, we’d go jump in the lake and we’d come up green,” Sietsema remembered last week.
WORTHINGTON — A conference for women desiring growth in their faith in God will take place in Worthington later this month. “Women Seeking God: CREATE” is scheduled for 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 at Lakeside Church. The conference is being coordinated by Gretchen O’Donnell and Sue Johnson, both of Worthington.
Ambulance LISMORE — An ambulance was dispatched at 10:59 p.m. Wednesday to the 14000 block of Durfee Avenue. WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Ambulance was dispatched at 7:41 a.m. Thursday to the 1500 block of Hillcrest Avenue for an unresponsive female. A funeral home was subsequently contacted. Crashes
WORTHINGTON — “Keep calm and gobble on.” That’s this year’s official King Turkey Day slogan, and organizers will do their best to heed those words today in spite of a less-than-ideal forecast as Worthington celebrates its 78th annual KTD extravaganza.
Ambulance WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Ambulance was dispatched at 7:40 p.m. Thursday to the 1500 block of North Spring Avenue for an adult female who had fallen. WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Ambulance was dispatched at 12:19 p.m. Friday to the 2400 block of Armour Road. WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Ambulance was dispatched at 3:02 p.m. Friday to the 2100 block of Castlewood Drive for an adult male having a seizure.
WORTHINGTON — A mother-daughter duo shared in the glory Wednesday afternoon of locating the King Turkey Day medallion and will share $100 in Chamber bucks awarded by the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce. Shirly Wieme found the medallion over the noon hour Wednesday, but she couldn’t have done so without the assistance of daughter Jill Cuperus.
WORTHINGTON — The communities of Worthington and Cuero, Texas may be Great Gobbler Gallop rivals, but Saturday’s race means little or nothing in the grand scheme of things. Helping Cuero residents in the aftermath of last month’s Hurricane Harvey devastation, obviously, is much more valuable, and Worthington residents are stepping up this week.
WORTHINGTON — Thomas Hunt will go back to school after what could be called a scouting summer. Hunt, 15, spent two months working at the Lewis and Clark Scout Camp in Tabor, S.D. Then, on Saturday, he about 12 others undertook his Eagle Scout project, as they painted fire hydrants around southeast Worthington.