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WORTHINGTON -- For the 10th year, a special holiday concert by the Albs and Friends will provide family entertainment while raising money for the Community Christmas Basket Program. This year's concert is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, Worthington. Following the 7 p.m. show, there will be a time for people to gather for fellowship and refreshments. "This has become a way to start the Christmas season off as a community," Albs member Arlen Foss said.
WORTHINGTON -- Craig Pospisil knows how much his father's 1940 Mercury means to him. That's why he -- along with family and friends, as well as assistance from local businesses -- has gotten the car road-worthy for dad, Joe Pospisil, who is suffering from brain cancer. A fellowship/benefit event to help cover medical expenses is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 230 Clary St. The elder Pospisil had the opportunity to ride in the car Nov. 11, just 10 days before a seizure resulted in him being taken to Sioux Falls, S.D., for care.
WORTHINGTON -- On an early October afternoon, a group from the Nobles County Integration Collaborative was joined by others for an afternoon of apple picking at Nystrom Orchards. Even though the temperature was in the 75-degree range, the get-together was truly about Christmas.
WORTHINGTON -- Additional steps were taken by the Worthington City Council Monday night to force the abatement of a public nuisance at the Oxford Motel property. The council voted unanimously to approve a resolution authorizing necessary action that would advance the abatement of the nuisance. The Oxford Motel site had been declared a public nuisance by council members during their Aug. 13 meeting. The public nuisance resolution adopted at the August meeting included the granting of 90 days to abate the nuisance or to present a plan to city representatives for abatement.
WORTHINGTON -- Oh, so close. News earlier this week that Molded Fiberglass Companies (MFG), a manufacturing company based in Ashtabula, Ohio, will construct wind turbine blades in Aberdeen, S.D., probably didn't mean much to a great number of people in the Worthington area. But to Glenn Thuringer, manager of Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp., the report was something akin to heartbreak. "We were in the final two for that company," Thuringer said Wednesday afternoon. And it was no small amount of work that got Worthington that far, he said.
WORTHINGTON -- The CEO of an organization dedicated to the advancement of bioscience-based businesses in Minnesota likes what he sees in Worthington. "When you look at Worthington, there are people who speak this language and actually write this language," said Dale Wahlstrom of the Bio Business Alliance of Minnesota during remarks Tuesday morning at the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp. (WREDC) annual meeting.
WORTHINGTON -- Dale Wahlstrom will be the featured speaker Tuesday morning when Worthington Regional Development Corp. hosts its annual meeting. The meeting will take place in the Worthington High School cafeteria. Serving of breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m., with a program scheduled to start at 7:45 a.m. and Wahlstrom to speak at approximately 8 a.m. The public is invited to attend the event. Wahlstrom is the CEO of Bio Business Alliance of Minnesota, an organization dedicated to the advancement of bioscience- based businesses in the state.
HARDWICK -- Don Hansen grew up in this small Rock County community, returned here after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II and remains there today in retirement. It's that life experience that made Sunday night so special for Hansen, along with the other 105 members of Hardwick American Legion Post 478 and the remainder of the community.
WORTHINGTON -- Sen. Norm Coleman, marking the Veterans Day holiday, made his way Saturday across southwest Minnesota, stopping in Luverne and Jackson as well as in Worthington. Speaking at Worthington's American Legion post late in the afternoon, Coleman thanked veterans -- as well as those currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan -- for their service, and spent about 45 minutes discussing a host of other issues. Early in his remarks, the first term Republican senator spoke directly to Morgan Lebrun, 10, of Worthington.
WORTHINGTON -- Todd Henderson isn't ready for snow quite yet -- anytime after Thanksgiving would be just fine with him. The hope is for more white stuff than in recent years, which could lead to increased activity for Frosty Riders, the area snowmobiling organization that has origins dating back to the 1960s. Henderson said the group's numbers have been gradually dwindling over the years, and that fresh faces -- not to mention fresh and more frequent snow -- are both needed. "People that have been in the club for a number of years are getting burnt out a little bit with hit," he said.