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WORTHINGTON -- There will be a new taste to savor in downtown Worthington beginning Saturday. Cole's, a restaurant operated by Marc Bergjord, will open inside the former Long Branch Saloon space at 206 10th St. The opening celebration Saturday will feature dinner service beginning at 5 p.m. and a concert by The Boss Tweads, a band featuring Worthington residents, at 9 p.m. Cole's will then open for regular business hours on Tuesday. Bergjord is no stranger to the restaurant business -- he's been in it for 20 years.
WORTHINGTON -- The 2007 Worthington Public Utilities strategic and financial plans were reviewed and approved Tuesday night by the Worthington City Council. Over a roughly 30-minute period, WPU General Manager Scott Hain gave a presentation of the more- than-50-page strategic plan document. The WPU's Water and Light Commission had approved segments of the plan -- which includes the WPU budget, five-year operation and maintenance expense summaries, rate schedules and more -- during its Nov. 6, Nov. 20 and Dec.
WORTHINGTON -- The District 518 Board of Education unanimously approved Tuesday a purchase agreement from Grace Community Church of the former Prairie Lakes building in the amount of $150,000. In August, school board members approved a lease/purchase agreement for the building with the church. Terms of the lease included rental of the facility beginning Sept. 1 and continuing through Aug. 31, 2007, with an option to continue through the end of the December as long as there was intent to purchase the site.
WORTHINGTON -- A truck-ful of food arrived at Manna Food Pantry Thursday afternoon, but the people who brought the bounty as well as pantry volunteers are well aware more is needed. In the wake of Tuesday's enforcement action at Swift and Co. by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement, Manna Food Pantry -- as well as the food pantry at Worthington Christian Church -- have seen an increased demand for food supplies.
WORTHINGTON -- In reflecting on Tuesday's federal enforcement action at Swift and Co., Mayor Alan Oberloh is quick to point out what he believes are far-reaching problems in federal immigration policy. "This should be a wake-up call to Congress to get something done," Oberloh said Wednesday afternoon. "If they don't go and try to get a bill passed, or (the government) doesn't continue to access other manufacturing sectors of this country, then this (Swift action) was for naught." Oberloh stressed Tuesday's action by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement was a federal operation.
WORTHINGTON -- The Worthington City Council approved Monday night a City of Worthington tax levy of $2,454,827 for 2007 -- a levy that represents a 5.97 percent increase over last year. The levy amount is the same total as the preliminary amount the council approved during its Sept. 11 meeting. The preliminary figure can be reduced, but not increased, when a city certifies its final levy. Council members offered no comments prior to passage of the final levy, which passed unanimously by a 4-0 margin.
WORTHINGTON -- The sale of a bountiful collection of memorabilia Wednesday afternoon officially closed the end of a 27-year era. Hundreds of items belonging to the Long Branch Saloon were offered for sale Wednesday by Prins-Sliver Auction Service, with a large crowd gathering to bid on everything from beer steins to animal mounts to breweriana and bar decorations.
WORTHINGTON -- The second of three required readings of a proposed city rental housing ordinance was approved Monday night by the Worthington City Council. For the second successive meeting, the vote to approve the required reading was 3-2. Aldermen Bob Petrich, Lyle Ten Haken voted in favor, and Lee Hain and Roger Nelson were both against. Bradley Chapulis, the city's manager of planning and economic development, explained prior to Monday's vote that he agreed with concerns Woll had raised with a sentence in the ordinance regarding handrail standards for most steps.
WORTHINGTON -- Momentum continues to remain strong on fund raising for a new Worthington Area YMCA. YMCA Executive Director Andy Johnson reported Friday that a total of $1,785,000 had been raised to date, a "huge growth" from the $1,002,000 that had been accumulated through mid-September.
WORTHINGTON -- The Historic Dayton House will be the site for individuals and businesses interested in economic development. The Worthington Regional Economic Development Corp (WREDC) will host a social from 5 to 8 p.m. today. People who wish to attend are encouraged to contact the WREDC office at 372-5515. According to Glenn Thuringer, WREDC's manager, tonight's social represents a change in the way the organization is conducting its traditional annual meeting. "We're replacing the more banquet-style type meeting that we've had in the past," Thuringer said.