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WORTHINGTON -- Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center and the Historic Dayton House are teaming up to offer a St. Patrick's Day to remember. It also promises to be a memorable evening for Worthington High School students Liz Erstad and Katy Russell. The duo will dance onstage while accompanied by musical artist Pavlo and his band in a concert scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
WORTHINGTON -- The owner of a local restaurant had his liquor license suspended for 60 days and fined $1,000 as a result of action taken Monday night by the Worthington City Council. Council members voted unanimously to suspend owner Thomas O'Meara's license to sell alcoholic beverages at Michael's Restaurant, effective 12:01 a.m. today. The decision concurred with a recommendation made by the city's liquor committee. Director of Public Safety Mike Cumiskey provided background regarding the rationale behind the liquor committee's recommendation.
ADRIAN -- New York City has a famous, sizeable St. Patrick's Day parade, and so does Chicago, Ill. In fact, the "Windy City" even dyes the Chicago River green for the special occasion. There's no river running through Adrian, but it's probably safe to say that many community residents would want to dye one, too, each March 17. That's because Adrian has carried on its own St. Patrick's Day tradition for many years. "I've been here for 25 years, and I know it (celebration) had been going on before that," said Barb Strassburg, who is responsible for coordinating Adrian's annual parade.
WORTHINGTON -- Enforcement of parking regulations was the primary topic Tuesday at the first meeting of the Downtown Parking Advisory Board in nearly four years. The city committee, which last met April 4, 2002, had scheduled Tuesday's meeting to discuss whether or not it should disband.
WORTHINGTON -- Toni Ingenthron fell in love with Crailsheim, Germany, when she visited the town last summer. Now, she'll get to spend a year there. Ingenthron, currently a junior at Worthington High School, will spend the 2006-2007 school year as an exchange student in the German community, it was announced Sunday at the annual Worthington Crailsheim International banquet. "I went with the choir over the summer and am also friends with the person there right now (Andrew Stewart) and Todd Nordell, who went the year before," Ingenthron said.
WORTHINGTON -- A few hours before Oscar night Sunday, more than 40 Worthington youths were on stage starring in special performances of their own. The ninth annual Worthington Youth Council Talent Show took place in Memorial Auditorium and Performing Arts Center, attracting varieties of entertainment such as signing, dancing and even Tae Kwon Do. "I've got to say, it's different to be in front of people on stage," Prairie Elementary student Logan Waldner said after his martial arts demonstration.
WORTHINGTON -- It's only March, but come Tuesday night it's officially election season. Political parties across Minnesota will gather for precinct caucuses, where all interested individuals gather to discuss candidates and issues that matter most to them. In Nobles County, residents of all precincts will gather at Worthington High School (Republicans) and Worthington Middle School (Democratic Farmer Labor), respectively. "I think we're going to get a very good turnout this year," said Doug Bauman, Nobles County DFL chair.
TRACY -- Rural lawmakers, including Sen. Jim Vickerman, remained upset Friday over a maneuver that takes $100 million from rural road projects and utilizes it for transportation funding in the Twin Cities. The Senate Transportation Committee -- of which Vickerman, DFL-Tracy, is a member -- met Thursday and discussed the issue.
WORTHINGTON -- The question of how much site preparation assistance to provide for a proposed Dollar General store was the subject of considerable debate during Monday's Worthington City Council meeting. Council members ultimately resolved to cover costs of $18,750 identified with "soft and inconsistent clay lying under the topsoil," as City Engineer Dwayne Haffield described, in the project's footing area.
WORTHINGTON -- Developing the workforce for bioscience companies through investment in educational opportunities will be critical in the industry's feature, experts in the field agreed Friday afternoon. A 90-minute session devoted to "Industry Workforce Development and Education" featured presenters from various backgrounds during the second and final day of the second annual Regional Bioscience Conference.