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WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington Area Foundation (WAF) distributed checks totaling nearly $15,000 to several local non-profit organizations during a Tuesday night program. The foundation, which hosted its annual program in conjunction with a Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce mixer, presented awards to 15 organizations. Randy Thompson, who serves at the group's treasurer, was emcee. "The Worthington Area Foundation endowment is over $200,000 now," Thompson told a crowd that filled the primary seating area of downtown Worthington's BenLee's to capacity.
For 10 years, the St. Paul Pioneer Press has published listings of things for which first-graders in that city are thankful. Appearing in conjunction with the Thanksgiving holiday, some of this year's samples are precious -- for example, more than one thanked a mom and dad for taking care of them. Some are a little heartbreaking; one boy was thankful for his mom because his dad wasn't around anymore.
WORTHINGTON -- There were hundreds of boxes to move Monday, and a bunch of college football players were just what volunteers for the Operation Christmas Child effort ordered. Athletes from the Minnesota West Community and Technical College football team, along with Bluejays head coach Jeff Linder, were at Worthington's American Reformed Church during both the morning and afternoon hours, helping to load large boxes packed for shipment across the globe. Through Operation Christmas Child, people in the United States and other countries fill boxes with school supplies, toys, necessity items an
Last week, I wrote about some wise words my 10th-grade social studies teacher shared on Facebook regarding Election Day. I don't have any sage statements from past instructors to pass along today, but perhaps a little reminiscing about them is appropriate considering we're in the midst of American Education Week. According to the National Education Association (NEA) website, American Education Week "presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education." I,
WORTHINGTON -- It was a busy night Tuesday at polling places across Minnesota, and the southwest corner of the state was no exception. Nobles County Auditor/Treasurer Sharon Balster said Wednesday afternoon that an even 8,600 people voted in the county. A total of 9,160 individuals were registered as of 7 a.m. Tuesday, and the county had 1,533 new registrants over the course of the day. As a result, Nobles County wound up with a voter turnout of 93.89 percent. "I would say that's our highest in 37 years," Balster said.
WORTHINGTON -- In the midst of scrolling through friends' Facebook statuses and postings -- many of them political -- last week, I came upon some sage advice. Thanks to a high school classmate, I was able to read the thoughts of our 10th-grade Social Studies teacher about Election Day. And, though they're not exactly complex in nature, they are grounded in what to me is an ideal perspective. "Who are you voting for? I have been asked that by so many," Mr. Patterson -- one of my all-time favorite teachers -- wrote on Facebook.
WORTHINGTON -- U.S. Congress candidate Allen Quist pledged he would work aggressively to slash the mounting national deficit, repeal the Affordable Health Care Act and curb regulations harmful to businesses during a roundtable discussion Monday afternoon at Worthington's Travelodge Hotel. Quist, who owns and operates an 800-acre farm in Nicollet County and is a former professor at Bethany Lutheran College, is also a former three-term state legislator. He is challenging current 1st District U.S. Rep.
SIBLEY, Iowa -- For an event billed as an "Old Fashioned Fall Gathering," Saturday's family-oriented festivities at Hawkeye Point couldn't have taken place on a much more ideal fall day. While the morning began with cool temperatures and fog, temperatures rose and the sun made its presence known by early afternoon, resulting in a pleasant environment for the many who attended the four-hour event.
WORTHINGTON -- Women of Worthington will be wowed by the shopping possibilities that await them this coming weekend. That's the hope of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce's Retail Committee, which has coordinated its first-ever Sassy Saturday event. Scheduled for this Saturday at multiple locations around Worthington, the event will include a variety of activities and -- of course -- no shortage of good deals for shoppers. "Hopefully this will be a good early kick start to the holiday shopping season," said Johnson Jewelry employee Cheryl Fornoff, a committee member.
WORTHINGTON -- Students at Worthington's Prairie Elementary are doing no shortage of reading and continue to make progress thanks to the Accelerated Reader (AR) program. That was the message delivered to students' parents and guardians during AR Day programs hosted Wednesday and Thursday at the school.