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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Margaret and Don Hinchey slept soundly Sunday night, but awoke early Monday morning to a hubbub of activity. "The helicopters started about 5 a.m., right over our house," explained Margaret Rickers Hinchey, a Worthington native, by telephone Monday night.
WORTHINGTON -- A Minnesota House Republican who hopes to earn the right to challenge U.S. Rep. Tim Walz next November has earned the support of one of his in-party challengers. District 29A Rep. Randy Demmer, a three-term state legislator from Hayfield, was joined Tuesday morning in Worthington by Mark Meyer, who along with Demmer had been seeking the Republican endorsement to run against Walz in the First District.
WORTHINGTON -- Now that the dust has settled from Monday night's public forum on the proposed sale of Worthington Regional Hospital (WRH) to Sanford Health, the future of the deal rests with the Worthington City Council. Council members will meet in executive session at 8:30 a.m. Friday to discuss Sanford's offer, which was recommended unanimously last month by the WRH Board of Trustees. With a regular council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m.
WORTHINGTON -- Sanford Health may be the proposed buyer of Worthington Regional Hospital (WRH), but to many attending Monday's Worthington City Council- hosted public forum, the deal is just as much about Sanford's rival. Before an overflow crowd of about 220 in the Nobles County Government Center Farmers Room, numerous attendees asked questions pertaining to the future role of Avera Worthington Specialty Clinics should council members approve Sanford's $21 million bid for WRH.
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.