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WORTHINGTON -- The capital campaign to build a new Worthington Area YMCA is off to a strong start. YMCA Executive Director Andy Johnson said that as of last Friday, 41 pledges have been received totaling $1,002,000. That's 34 percent of the goal of $2,975,000 established for the campaign, with fund raising getting under way just last month. "I am reminded that all successful campaigns have the best leadership," Johnson said. "Our steering committee is certainly making this campaign must a truism.
WORTHINGTON -- Senior citizens will soon have a gathering place thanks to action taken Monday night by the Worthington City Council. The council unanimously authorized a lease agreement between the city and MC Fitness that allows the city to utilize two rooms within the MC Fitness, 1350 Rowe Ave., as a temporary city center for two years at $1,300 per month.
WORTHINGTON -- For 14 years, District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton kept a secret of which very few people outside his family were aware. On Thursday, Hamilton revealed the secret in public for the first time -- he has multiple sclerosis. "I'm a very proud person and I always looked at it, right or wrong or otherwise, as a sign of weakness," Hamilton said Friday in an interview at the Daily Globe. "But by keeping it a secret, I put my children in a difficult position." A tough question Hamilton made his statement during a health and human services debate Thursday at American Lutheran Church.
WORTHINGTON -- A three-term Worthington City Council member will face at least one challenger in November. Roger Nelson, who has been on the council since 1995, is being challenged by Mike Kuhle for his Ward 2 seat. Both Nelson and Kuhle are past presidents of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce; Nelson occupied the post in 1992, Kuhle in 2005. Both candidates are eager to continue efforts to stimulate economic development in the community. "Worthington is right on the threshold of some really big things happening, and I really want to be a part of it," Nelson said.
WORTHINGTON -- Lloyd Case, president and chief operating officer of Forum Communications Co., has appointed Joni Harms to the position of publisher of the Daily Globe. Current Publisher Dennis W. Hall has been promoted to the position of Director of Forum Communications Printing Division. "Joni has played a significant role in the success of the Daily Globe," Case said. "Her experience and knowledge of the Worthington market will serve her well as she leads and guides the staff of the Daily Globe.
WORTHINGTON -- The five Independence Party candidates billing themselves as Team Minnesota are covering plenty of ground this week. Team Minnesota -- composed of Peter Hutchinson (governor candidate), Maureen Reed (lieutenant governor), Joel Spoonheim (secretary of state), Lucy Gerold (state auditor) and John James (attorney general) -- began their "Drive to Independence" swing Monday, a six-day trip that encompasses 210 towns and 5,500 miles, with each candidate visiting a different group of cities. On Tuesday alone, Reed was in Luverne, Beaver Creek, Hardwick, Lismore, Worthington, Heron L
WORTHINGTON -- Greeted by a supportive audience of about 35 people, Amy Klobuchar talked about the need for change in Washington during a 40-minute stop Tuesday afternoon at Worthington American Legion Post 5. Klobuchar, the DFL-endorsed candidate for U.S. Senate, wasted little time in admonishing President George W.
WORTHINGTON -- There will be at least a two-way race for the First Ward Worthington City Council seat up for election in November. Ron Wood, the president of Minnesota West Community and Technical College, submitted his name for candidacy on Tuesday, the first day of the filing period that continues through Sept. 12.
ADRIAN -- Rooms inside the Arnold Memorial Health Care Center are getting fresh looks thanks to the efforts of several volunteers. Eight of the facility's 22 rooms were on track to have fresh paint on the walls by late Wednesday, and work is expected to continue on Friday.
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Keeping his annual pledge to visit every county in the state, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley took questions and comments from about 30 people Tuesday morning during a town hall meeting at the Sibley Public Library. Grassley, who also led a town hall meeting Tuesday in Rock Rapids, covered a variety of topics in an informal environment.