I first joined the Daily Globe in April 2001 as sports editor. I later became the news editor in November 2002, and the managing editor in August 2006. I'm originally from New York State, and am married with two children.
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WORTHINGTON -- If you're traveling just about anywhere in the U.S. and happen to see a long, colorful semi-trailer on the Interstate promoting plentiful benefits of a community --well, that trailer may just be unique and visually appealing enough to cause you to look up that city on the Internet. That's what Mike Smith of Smith Trucking -- as well as folks with the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Convention and Visitors Bureau -- are hoping.
WORTHINGTON -- The winds were relatively tranquil early Monday morning, and the temperature comfortable -- but both changed quickly, as blizzard conditions prevailed by afternoon across southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa. A number of schools opted to close Monday in advance of the forecasted nasty weather, and the prognosticators were right.
WORTHINGTON -- It shouldn't be hard to get in the holiday spirit in the next few days. That's because the Marketing and Business Committee of Worthington's Convention and Visitors Bureau has been working to add new ways of celebrating the Christmas season in the community.
WORTHINGTON -- Plenty of people are sure to have a ball Saturday afternoon at Prairie Elementary. That's because Prairie Rehabilitation Services of Worthington is presenting "Get On the Ball with Fun Family Fitness," a free-admission event from 1 to 5 p.m. Parents, children in kindergarten through sixth grade and adult community members are welcome to attend. The event has been coordinated as a means of raising money for the purchase of additional stability balls at Prairie Elementary.
WORTHINGTON -- With the economy ailing, there's no better time than the present to start shopping locally. That's the primary message behind a new report by Minnesota 2020, a public policy think tank chaired by former Worthington resident Matt Entenza. Purchasing Minnesota-made products gives the state's economy an added boost, said Entenza during a press event inside The Cows' Outside, a Worthington business that sells products made in Minnesota as well as under the store's own roof. "If people buy at a big-box retailer, 43 cents on the dollar stays in the community," Entenza explained.
WORTHINGTON -- Melvin and Lila Voss started out with one special Christmas tree inside Worthington Elks Lodge. Now, there are two, and the sky may be the limit. The uniquely decorated trees at the Elks are adorned with items such as mittens, socks, scarves, caps and other warm items of clothing. All are contributed to the Worthington Community Christmas Basket program, which each year offers gifts to the needy during the holiday season. "When we started out ... this is our third year ... we got a few donations from the Worthington Optimists and the Elks Lodge to start out," Melvin said.
WORTHINGTON -- This year's Worthington Area United Way telethon will be much more than a television event. People interested in the telethon may watch the event live from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday on Cable Channel 3, or on the Daily Globe's Web site at www.dglobe.com . They also may listen to it on FM radio stations 95.1 and 93.7, as well as AM station 730. And, additionally, they have the alternative of actually attending the telethon. "With Laurie's (Jensen) help, we've brought the concept of a live studio audience," explained Matt Widboom, who will serve as the telethon's co-host, on Monday.
WORTHINGTON -- As site coordinator at Sanford Hospice Windom-Worthington Jackson, Katie Howell is thankful year-round for the help she gets from pastors. That's why even though Hospice Pastoral Month was observed in October, Howell is well aware that clergy pay a pivotal role in the lives of patients and their families in all 12 months of the year. "We recognize chaplains because they perform an important part of our mission -- caring for mind, body and spirit at the end of life," she said. Three pastors serve as chaplains for Sanford Hospice W-W-J: David Lightner of Evangelical Free Church
WORTHINGTON -- Republicans Doug Magnus and Rod Hamilton appeared to be on their way to re-election to the Minnesota House Tuesday night. Magnus, R-Slayton, was poised to hold off a challenge from DFLer Mike McCarvel of Brewster for the second consecutive election. With 76 of 99 precincts reporting, Magnus had tallied 6,853 votes (56 percent) to McCarvel's 5,439 (44 percent) in the District 22A race. "I think obviously the No. 1 issue is the economy and our state budget," said Magnus, who was looking for his fourth two-year term.