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WORTHINGTON -- Five years ago -- the last time Worthington played host to the U.S. Windsurfing National Championships -- the breezes on Lake Okabena were uncharacteristically calm. That wasn't the case Wednesday. Gusts in the 35-mph range greeted national competitors on day one of the Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival, and after racing wrapped up, a tornado skirted the area. "We've really stepped it up a notch," said Bill Keitel, vice president of U.S. Windsurfing and a co-founder of Worthington's annual Regatta. "Five years ago, we were a little light on wind.
WORTHINGTON -- In 1981, blues guitarist Joe Price met blues singer Vicki Ewing when she sang at a performance in her hometown of Waukon, Iowa. They shared the stage almost right away, and six years later were married. They've been a true team since their meeting, opening for such musical legends as John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, the Rev.
WORTHINGTON -- In addition to the usual plethora of Arts on the Shore activities during the Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival, there will be something new this year that should prove difficult to miss. The Nobles County Art Center applied for, and received, a $2,500 grant from Southwest Minnesota Arts and Humanities -- with funds appropriated by the state legislature -- that is helping bring Washington, D.C.-based sculptor Kevin Reese to Worthington.
WORTHINGTON -- The shows appear set to go on for at least 10 years in Worthington thanks to an announcement Monday on the future of Northland Cinema 5. The theater, owned and operated by West Mall Theaters Inc. of Sioux Falls, S.D., since last December, will remain in Northland Mall following signing of a 10-year agreement with Developers Diversified Realty, the mall's owners and operators.
WORTHINGTON -- A five-person committee will proceed with selecting the search firm that will recruit Worthington's next city administrator, the Worthington City Council decided Tuesday night. Council members voted unanimously to grant the committee -- to be composed of Mayor Alan Oberloh, aldermen Mike Kuhle and Ron Wood, interim city administrator Gary Hoffmann and City Attorney Mark Shepherd -- authority on picking the firm.
WORTHINGTON -- Jack Byers didn't set out to pursue a career as an automotive technician. Growing up in northwest Iowa, south of Ocheyedan, Byers was interested in fixing things people drive -- motorcycles and snowmobiles, that is. "I actually started out in the motorcycle and snowmobile business," said Byers, adding that he attended trade school in Hutchinson.
WORTHINGTON -- At a time during which gas prices continue to soar, Worthington's Scholtes Auto World is offering its own economic stimulus package of sorts. With the purchase of most Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles, customers can enroll in the "Let's Refuel America" program and receive a gas card that immediately lowers their gas price to $2.99 a gallon -- and keeps it there for three years. The offer is available at 3,511 U.S.
CURRIE -- As the weathered, red caboose hovered above a gathering of folks of all ages, nearly everyone appeared to be looking on in awe. After all, it's not often one gets the opportunity to see 90,000 pounds suspended in mid-air. That's the approximate weight of the caboose brought from Sioux Falls, S.D., to End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum, where it was placed on railroad tracks behind an old Georgia Northern engine.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council will have a special meeting Friday to consider the appointment of Gary Hoffmann as interim city administrator. Hoffman, who retired as president of Worthington's Wells Fargo bank in March 2006, would begin work immediately if appointed, according to a press release issued late Wednesday afternoon. He would be employed part-time on an hourly basis "until such time as the services of a permanent City Administrator are retained," the release stated.
WORTHINGTON -- The search is on for a new Worthington city administrator following the resignation of Joe Parker late Monday, effective immediately. Parker, who began his duties as city administrator Nov. 6, 2006, made his decision to step down following a performance review during a closed session with the Worthington City Council Monday night.