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WORTHINGTON -- Karen Buchman began working part-time for the City of Worthington in 1978 and started full-time employment in 1980. She officially retired on Friday after nearly 29 years of employment with the city, the last eight as city clerk. "The city has been a wonderful place to work," Buchman reflected Friday afternoon.
WORTHINGTON -- More than two months after the City of Worthington passed its rental housing registration and inspection plan, a group of local landlords remains upset by the new regulations. Concerned property owners are scheduled to meet at 6:30 tonight in the Farmers' Room of the Nobles County Government Center to discuss the city's new rental housing ordinance and any potential legal avenues they could pursue, said Les Johnson, who owns rental property in Worthington.
WORTHINGTON -- Although "Bioscience for Dummies" has yet to be published, the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce has done its best to create a primer for those who want to learn more about the industry. A pamphlet titled "Learning Bioscience" may be picked up at the Chamber office and will also be available at the third annual Bioscience Conference, which begins Thursday in Worthington. The two-day event, coordinated by Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp.
WORTHINGTON -- In 1997, Newport Laboratories was a fledgling company with no more than five employees. Ten years later, its job growth is almost exponential.
WORTHINGTON -- May 27 is promising to be a memorable day in Nobles County, thanks to the planned dedication of Freedom Veterans Memorial Park. The dedication ceremony -- which will take place the day before Memorial Day -- will begin at 11 a.m. with about two and half hours of free food, refreshments and family activities. The formal dedication event is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.; the alternative site in case of rain is Worthington High School. The Rev.
WORTHINGTON -- The partnership between Prairie Holdings Group and the Worthington campus of Minnesota West Community and Technical College is designed to bring trained bioscience lab technicians from the college into the workplace, thereby keeping skilled labor from migrating elsewhere. It's that type of integral connection between the education sector and the bioscience industry that is a critical component of economic development statewide, according to Gail O'Kane, coordinator of the Bioscience Education-Industry Partnership Council.
WORTHINGTON -- A public hearing to discuss potential reconstruction projects along Okabena Street and Third Avenue was scheduled Monday night by the Worthington City Council. The council will have a work session to discuss the proposed projects on the morning of April 10, and then host a public hearing April 16. The projects encompass work on Okabena Street between 14th Street and Second Avenue, and Third Avenue from 13th Street to Okabena Street. City Engineer Dwayne Haffield explained how the planned projects are different from typical street reconstruction work.
WORTHINGTON -- Each time someone walks into any one of five Worthington homes Saturday, the Worthington Area YMCA will benefit. Johnson Builders and Realtors, in a joint effort with the YMCA, will raise money for a new Y with a special open house event from noon to 3:30 p.m. For every person 18 and older who comes to view five selected Johnson homes, the YMCA Capital Campaign will receive $5 per person, per home viewed. The fund-raising effort has a cap of $5,000. "Steve Johnson told me he would love to write that check," said Andy Johnson, the Worthington Area YMCA's executive director.
WORTHINGTON -- Christian Morgan had a feeling something might be up Monday when he got a suggestion on how to dress to work Tuesday. "Yesterday I was asked, 'What did you get when you went to Sioux Falls,' Morgan said Tuesday afternoon. "I said, 'A new tie.' They said, 'Maybe you should wear it tomorrow.'" Morgan was wearing a tie Tuesday when Sanford Clinic President Dan Blue showed up at Worthington's Sanford Clinic to honor Morgan as Sanford Clinic Physician of the Year.
WORTHINGTON -- Bioscience professionals from around the United States and Canada will converge upon Worthington later this month. The third annual bioscience conference, coordinated by the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp., will take place March 29-30 at Worthington High School.