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WORTHINGTON -- Show Jose Lamas a picture, and he just might turn around and paint it. Lamas, of Worthington, will have his work shown beginning Sunday at the Nobles County Art Center, where an opening event will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. About 15 of his paintings will be on display through Nov. 26. A native of Mexico, Lamas came to the U.S. at age 12 and settled in California.
WORTHINGTON -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will have a new home thanks to action taken Monday night by the Worthington City Council. Acting upon a recommendation from the city's planning board, council members voted unanimously to approve a special use permit for property the church has a purchase agreement for at the northeast corner of the intersection of First Avenue S.W. and Knollwood Drive.
WORTHINGTON -- Relief came to a Worthington family and an entire community Monday night with word that 17-year-old Lindsey Marisa Lease was found in West Des Moines, Iowa. Lease, 17, had been last seen Sunday morning with 17-year-old acquaintance Sonny Syhavong, who she currently has an order for protection against. Local, state and federal law enforcement had been working on locating the missing girl, and those efforts ultimately paid off. "She's in West Des Moines, Iowa, safe and sound," Worthington Det. Kevin Flynn said in an 11:20 p.m. call to the Daily Globe.
WORTHINGTON -- More than two weeks after a festival celebrating Central American Independence Day was marred by a police shutdown of music, city officials and Nobles County Hispanic Community (NCHC) representatives seem to be looking toward the future together. Worthington City Administrator Joe Parker and Mayor Alan Oberloh met last week with a group of NCHC representatives -- including Jose Comparan, Elaine Comparan, Carlos Rosales, Jesse Rosales, Roberto Ramirez and Theresa Ramirez -- to discuss coordination of a planned 2008 celebration. "We sat down to have a discussion of what had happ
WORTHINGTON -- Big Macs and Happy Meals are expected to be available by Christmas at McDonald's new North Humiston Avenue location, local franchise owner Steve Jackson said Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the restaurant. With excavated ground and roadway, along with other national restaurants, serving as a backdrop and supporting entertainment by the Worthington High School marching band, Jackson announced construction plans for his new restaurant, which will sit upon two of nine acres acquired in April from Gordy's Inc.
WORTHINGTON -- The City of Worthington and Bedford Technology are poised to work together to assure the company's expansion here. The Worthington City Council, acting quickly and without debate, unanimously voted Monday night to authorize Mayor Alan Oberloh to execute a memorandum of understanding between the city and Bedford Technology.
WORTHINGTON -- Bob Hope and a cavalcade of stars plan to put on memorable shows at Memorial Auditorium and Performing Arts Center next weekend. Hope, of course, died in 2003, but will be embodied at the height of his career by Arlen Foss in the 15th annual "Corn off the Cob" production, which will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-29. This year's production pays homage to the USO shows in which Hope so famously appeared. "A USO show is taking place on the USS Worthington aircraft carrier somewhere in the South Pacific," Foss detailed Wednesday while backstage at Memorial Auditorium.
WORTHINGTON -- A delegation of more than 20 state senators and staff made their way through southwest Minnesota Wednesday, stopping at several locations to consider potential capital investment projects. Led by District 9 Sen. Keith Langseth, DFL-Glyndon, and the chairman of the Senate Capital Investment Committee, the group examined projects seeking state funding in the 2008 legislative session.
WORTHINGTON -- Saturday's King Turkey Day celebration started bright and early for Sarah Martin of Brewster and her family. Martin, along with her father, Leon Werner of Marshall, and 9-year-old daughter, Lauren, were at the Worthington Area YMCA before 9 a.m. to take part in the annual King Turkey Day 5K Walk. Despite temperatures below 40 degrees, Martin's family was ready to stroll. "We haven't done this since she (Lauren) was in the stroller," Martin said.
WORTHINGTON -- A planned expansion at the Johnson Builders and Realtors (JBR) strip mall on McMillan Street will benefit from site preparation assistance from the City of Worthington. The Worthington City Council approved assistance at an amount not to exceed $10,080 for the expansion, which will result in construction of a 2,552-square-foot addition to the existing mall at 1595 McMillan St.