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WORTHINGTON -- The District 518 Residential Program will be in transition within the next year under action approved Tuesday night by the district's Board of Education. The board, on a 7-0 vote, approved the discontinuation of the residential program as of July 1, 2007, or before as provided by a transitional plan.
WORTHINGTON -- A suggested timetable for hiring a new Worthington city administrator was presented at Monday's city council meeting. The Brimeyer Group Inc., Hopkins, was selected by the council earlier this month to assist with the recruitment of a new administrator to replace Bob Filson, who died in May.
WORTHINGTON -- Between 30 to 35 senior citizens frustrated with a lack of a formal senior center met with the Worthington City Council prior to its Monday meeting. A three-year lease between School District 518 and the Worthington Community Center ends Friday, and the center 's facility at West Elementary has already been vacated.
WINDOM -- A 127-acre site will be preserved for public use for years to come thanks to Minnesota's Build a Wildlife Area partnership. The dedication of land located southwest of Windom was celebrated Thursday afternoon by representatives of several groups that came together to make the project possible. The Jackson County chapter of Pheasants Forever hosted the event. "All of these projects basically come down to partnerships," Aaron Kuehl, a regional wildlife biologist with Minnesota Pheasants Forever, said during the ceremony.
WORTHINGTON -- Detailing his "Operation Northern Tiger" plan, DFL gubernatorial candidate Mike Hatch visited the Daily Globe Wednesday to tout ways he'd further economic development if elected in November. Hatch, Minnesota's Attorney General since 1998 and a former Commerce Commissioner, said he would focus on issues such as education, health care, employment and transportation should he defeat incumbent Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
HARDWICK -- As the bustle of construction resonated nearby, Mike Mouw spoke of a potentially booming future for this community's grain elevator. In an announcement Monday morning attended by about 20 people, Mouw offered details of a significant expansion that will double the facility's storage capacity. The Mouws purchased the elevator last September and hope to have the expansion fully operational by Sept. 15. Owned for many years by Hardwick Grain Co., the elevator site is now capable of storing 250,000 bushels of grain.
LAKE WILSON -- The television program "Survivor" has been popular for years now, but this community of about 270 people is not quite the exotic locale the CBS series usually selects. No matter. "Survivor -- Lake Wilson" was a popular draw for kids of all ages Saturday afternoon during the Lake Wilson Town and Country Day celebration. "The 'Survivor' name is just to get them (youths) excited about games in the park," Lake Wilson Community Club member Stacy Posthuma admitted. "But we do have some new games this year.
FULDA -- Inside a crowded, stuffy Fulda High School gymnasium Saturday, Doug Bultman coolly recalled memories of an era gone by. Bultman, a 1955 graduate of Fulda High, was one of the participants in an All-School Reunion program and talent show that took place as part of the community's Wood Duck Festival and 125th anniversary celebration.
WORTHINGTON -- Following the District 22 Republicans' endorsing convention Thursday evening, the races for District 22 state legislative offices are now set. Sen. Jim Vickerman, DFL-Tracy, announced in February that he would seek a seventh term in St. Paul. A member of seven committees and chair of the Agriculture, Veterans and Gaming Committee, he has been in the State Legislature since 1986. Looking to unseat Vickerman will be Republican Bill Weber of Luverne.
STORDEN -- Father's Day may be two days away, but Sean Waters has already celebrated the occasion in a special way. Sean and his daughter, Amanda, who recently completed sixth grade at Westbrook-Walnut Grove Schools, took part in the Minnesota Twins Father of the Year event Saturday prior to the Twins' home game against the Baltimore Orioles.