I first joined the Daily Globe in April 2001 as sports editor. I later became the news editor in November 2002, and the managing editor in August 2006. I'm originally from New York State, and am married with two children.
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PIPESTONE — Dennis Hansen had a dream. It may not have come true right away, but Hansen remained undeterred over the course of nearly two decades. As a result, Pipestone and the surrounding communities continue to reap the cultural benefits offered through the Pipestone Performing Arts Center, which marks its 25th anniversary next year.
WORTHINGTON — Thanks to a grant from the Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation (WRHCF), the Minnesota Cornerstone Drug Court will be able to continue providing important services in southwest Minnesota. A $3,850 check was presented Thursday by WRHCF Executive Director Jeff Rotert to the drug treatment program, which offers services regionally in Nobles and Rock counties.
WORTHINGTON — The Daily Globe Women’s Expo Health and Home Show is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and the expectation is that the event will be bigger and better than ever. The show, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Minnesota West Community and Technical College, will feature more than 40 vendors and showcase a variety of goods and services.
WORTHINGTON — Last Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill repealing the 159-year-old law that barred liquor stores in the state from operating on Sundays. Starting July 2, Minnesota liquor stores can open their doors on Sundays between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. However, for Worthington’s Municipal Liquor Store, this law doesn’t change anything, according to City Administrator Steve Robinson.
WORTHINGTON — Nearly two years ago, Connie Busswitz followed through with a surgery that has made her a markedly different person both inside and out. Busswitz, who resides in Okabena, opted for gastric sleeve surgery, which was performed by Dr. Curtis Perry at Sanford Surgical Associates in Sioux Falls, S.D. Today, her weight is 157 pounds — a far cry from the 282 pounds she carried prior to her operation.
WORTHINGTON — While the arrival of March means that spring’s approaching — Thursday and Friday’s blizzard conditions notwithstanding — it also marks a critical time of the year for the Manna Food Pantry. Manna Food Pantry officially kicked off its annual March Food Campaign — the organization’s primary fundraiser of the year — on Friday, and the effort will continue through April 5.
REGIONAL — The last time the Worthington FFA Chapter boasted a state FFA officer was 25 years ago, and for the nearby Windom FFA Chapter, advisor Darcy Dahna said it’s been even longer.
WORTHINGTON — A little more than a month ago, Eleanore Ebeling marked another birthday. It was her 102nd.
WORTHINGTON — Fifty-eight years ago, Peggy Olson made a journal entry she never forgot. “I had wanted to go on a mission trip or be available for going on a mission, and I wrote that in 1959 in my journal,” Peggy recalled last week. Peggy recently had that wish fulfilled, as she and Lois Larson traveled to Thailand for a month last fall to teach English to young students in the capital city of Bangkok.
WORTHINGTON — The year 1967 was a big one for Dennis Roth. He graduated from high school and married his wife, Debra, and then started work at Central Telephone Co. Fast-forward 50 years later, and Roth is now ready to call it a career in the telephone trade. His last day at Frontier Communications — a present-day iteration of Central Telephone — was Friday.