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90TH BIRTHDAY : Art Schaap, Worthington, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday. The family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to him at 1260 Schaap Dr., Worthington 56187.
WORTHINGTON — The director of emergency services at Sanford Worthington Medical Center wants to do her part in making sure people don’t wind up in her wing. Sarah Griesse, an employee with Sanford Worthington for about 10 years, wants to ensure that people of all ages know how they can reduce their chances of having a stroke — not to mention how they can recognize if they’re having one.
WORTHINGTON — The Center for Active Living (CAL) is always to looking add new members. To do that, the goal is to continue creating a variety of programs for people to attend and enjoy. “We want to build a strong membership base,” said Mary Luke, the CAL’s managing director, “We have close to 150 members, and we just want programming that will create a sense of commitment for members to keep coming back and trying something.”
WORTHINGTON — Sarah Christian, 20, of Rochester appeared Tuesday morning in Nobles County District Court for a contested omnibus hearing in her drug case. Christian is facing several drug charges, including fifth-degree drug possession and two gross misdemeanors of controlled substance crime and introducing contraband into jail. She is also facing three petty misdemeanors for drug possession.
LAKEFIELD — Business is booming for Chad Frericks. Frericks started his own business, JNC Electric, in June 2015, and his clientele has continued to grow. In November, he purchased a building on Minnesota 86 in Lakefield and rents out a portion to one business while also housing JNC there. He also hopes to be hiring additional help in the not-so-distant future.
SLAYTON — Since 2002, Stan Van Iperen and his business partner, Ivan Vogel, have been in the floral and garden center business. Their enterprise has continued to grow over the years, and the duo for the last three years has operated VIP Floral & Garden Center at a location along Minnesota 30.
It’s Good Friday today, the day we commemorate Jesus’ death on the cross for our sins. “Good” Friday. Not “Sad Friday” or “Scandalous Friday” or “Terrifying Friday”. No, this is a day we call “good.”
By Mike Handzus, Lakefield Who would have guessed that the Legislature would pass selling alcohol on Sunday so soon in the session? With all of the illegal drug possession and manufacturing and selling of drugs going on — not to mention identity theft, sex trafficking, assaults, burglary and other crimes against people and property — that need to be addressed, you have to wonder just who the lawmakers listen to.
Correction The Worthington Citizens for Progress Committee meeting is scheduled for April 17. The date was incorrect in Wednesday’s edition. Ambulance WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Ambulance was dispatched at 8:27 p.m. Tuesday to the 1700 block of Skyline Drive.
80TH BIRTHDAY : Harry Springman observed his 80th birthday. His family invites friends and relatives to an open house from 2 to 4:30 p.m. April 22 at the Wilmont Community Center. Let your presence be your gift.