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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.
WORTHINGTON -- A resolution to authorize the use of eminent domain to acquire electric service territory was unanimously approved Monday night by the Worthington City Council. Following a presentation by Worthington Public Utilities (WPU) General Manager Scott Hain, council members opted to follow Hain's recommendation to choose the eminent domain option over two others.
WORTHINGTON -- New access points for windsurfers -- to be located in the midst of large rocks recently placed along Sailboard Beach -- should be in place by next month's Windsurfing Regatta and Unvarnished Music Festival. Members of the Worthington City Council, meeting in a special session Monday morning with a Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) representative and Regatta leaders, discussed options for the site, which received riprap reinforcements earlier this spring.
HARRIS, Iowa -- A co-owner of Five Star Catering, along with other five other women, have coordinated a Mother's Day meal, with all proceeds to go to fight breast cancer. Julie Dillehay, along with Katie Dillehay, Cari Wallace, Laurie Fiebig, Leah Dillehay and Valerie Riesberg, will host a meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at the gym in Harris. Admission is a free-will donation. The six women are all members of Five Star Fighters, which will participate in a 60-mile walk over three days Sept. 19-21 in Minneapolis.
WORTHINGTON -- A new contract between the City of Worthington and Nobles County for prosecution services remained in limbo Thursday morning following a special Worthington City Council meeting. Mayor Alan Oberloh explained Thursday night that the city won't accept the county's latest offer, which would increase the city's portion of funding for county prosecution services to 30 percent.
OCHEYEDAN, Iowa -- While Spencer Howard doesn't make pottery to earn great sums of money, he tries to do great things with the money he makes. Howard, a retired art teacher, owns and operates Fish and Loaves Pottery on his Ocheyedan acreage, along with wife Geri. He chose the name because it relates to his faith. "I am inspired by the story of Jesus miraculously transforming a few pieces of fish and bread into enough to satisfy a crowd of thousands," Howard explains in a brochure for his business.
WORTHINGTON -- Just a few brief days after snow returned to the area, some Snowbirds landed at Worthington Municipal Airport. Eleven CT-114 Tutor jets touched down Wednesday afternoon, each traveling down Worthington's runway and stopping to refuel on their way to Tennessee. About 30 people turned out to see the Canadian Forces Snowbirds, a precision aerobatic team serving as ambassadors throughout North America that puts on more than 60 air shows from May through October each year. "We're on our way to Tennessee for a stopover there," explained Scott Marsh, crew chief for the Snowbirds.
WORTHINGTON -- The City of Worthington will be a significant player in a new Worthington YMCA indoor/outdoor pool facility, the Worthington City Council decided Wednesday morning. Council members voted 5-0 during a special 6:30 a.m. meeting to allocate approximately $4.5 million for a city-owned aquatics center, which would be part of the planned new YMCA on the Minnesota West Community and Technical College campus. The total includes about $4.35 million, plus half of what remains in an escrow account for repairs to the city's current outdoor pool.