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HARRIS, Iowa -- Iowa Gov. Chet Culver stepped inside a wind turbine Wednesday morning, getting a firsthand glimpse of a 40-turbine project currently under way on 4,480 acres of gently rolling farmland. After nearly 90 minutes on the turbine site, Culver emerged for a press conference to announce another wind power project for Iowa -- an 80-turbine energy generation facility to be located near Adair, in Audubon and Guthrie counties. Also on hand were representatives of Interstate Power and Light Co.
WORTHINGTON -- The City of Worthington hopes to come to a resolution on the 10th Avenue abandoned elevator property through mediation, City Attorney Dave Von Holtum said Tuesday. "The city will suggest to New Vision (Co-op) that we settle the dispute in mediation, in accordance with rules established by the district court," Von Holtum said. "But, a prerequisite is that real estate taxes be paid in full in order to prevent forfeiture of the title to the state." The planned action follows action taken by the Worthington City Council during its Monday night meeting.
WORTHINGTON -- The City of Worthington's purchase offer for the abandoned grain elevator on 10th Avenue is now off the table, and the city will now pursue legal action to remediate the property. The Worthington City Council unanimously approved two resolutions during its Monday night meeting in defining its course of action regarding the elevator site, which is currently owned by New Vision Co-op. Council members, during their April 9 meeting, approved an offer of $65,200 for the purchase of the elevator that was then submitted to an attorney for New Vision.
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WORTHINGTON -- The reconstruction of portions of Third Avenue and Okabena Street got a go-ahead Monday night from Worthington City Council members following a public improvement hearing. About 10 people representing properties located within the reconstruction area attended the hearing. The council then voted 4-0 -- Alderman Ron Wood was not in attendance -- to approve the street work. The area to be improved, in work slated for completion this summer, is the portion of Third Avenue from 13th Street to Okabena Street and the segment of Okabena Street from 14th Street through Second Avenue.
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.