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WORTHINGTON -- City of Worthington officials are considering additional options for a proposed community center, including renovating a building located on the former Campbell Soup Co. property. The potential construction of a new community center building on old Campbell Soup land now owned by the city has been discussed for more than a year, with money for the project coming from a local option sales tax that could be offered this November.
WORTHINGTON -- For students attending Friday night's prom at Worthington High School, it was a night to remember. That was almost certainly true for WHS junior Katy Russell, who -- with parents Dan and Kari -- hosted a pre-prom party at their Driftwood Avenue home. A total of nine couples enjoyed food before getting dressed for the big night, and a number of parents and friends were also hand to take photos. "This was my idea, and I talked to my mom and she was very excited about it," Katy said. "I just thought it would be fun.
ST. PAUL -- The Minnesota Twins may have picked up a big victory in the Minnesota House Wednesday night, but there's no guarantee their winning ways will carry over into the Senate. That's the perspective of District 22A Rep. Doug Magnus, R-Slayton, who co-authored the new Twins stadium measure that passed 76-55 in the House. "I think they're going to strongly debate several options over there," Magnus said by cell phone Thursday while on the House floor. "I do anticipate they'll try to pull whatever mischief they can to try and drag the governor into this.
WORTHINGTON -- Sterling Drug, a downtown fixture for several years, could soon find itself in a bigger location. Astrup Drug Inc. of Austin, Sterling Drug's parent company, is proposing to construct a 6,000-square-foot expansion and complete a remodeling of a 12,480-square-foot building on property at 511 10th St. and 916 Sixth Ave. Astrup has a purchase agreement for the property, but completion of a deal may be some time away. "We've been working on this for nearly a year now," said Bryan Hagen, manager of Worthington's downtown and Northland Mall locations, on Wednesday.
WORTHINGTON -- Today is Earth Day, a day designated to call attention to our world's environment. Ironically, if one takes a drive around Worthington today, you'll probably see the city at its least pristeen. Not that this is an awful thing from an environmental perspective, but there's something about old refrigerators, stoves and televisions -- not to mention well-weathered pieces of furniture -- on the side of the road that seems non-Earth Day friendly. No matter.
ADRIAN -- Abstract artist Pablo Picasso was renowned for his unique depictions of faces, in which a person's eyes, nose and mouth were represented in his unique Cubist style. Picasso apparently made an impression on a number of first-graders around Nobles County, as several students from Worthington's Prairie Elementary and Adrian Elementary showed face drawings -- among other work -- during an art show Thursday afternoon in Adrian.
WORTHINGTON -- There are more than 2,000 public power utilities across the United States; Worthington Public Utilities (WPU) is in a special class of seven. A review panel with Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3), an American Public Power Association program that encourages optimum service from public power utilities, recently notified WPU of its achieving the program's diamond level by meeting 100 percent of criteria.
SLAYTON -- Murray County commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved bids for the construction of a centralized sewer system around Lake Shetek, Lake Sarah and Bloody Lake, the latest step toward making the long-discussed project a reality. Dunnick Brothers Inc., Prinsburg, presented the low bid of $5,930,394.60 for Alternate A and $5,623,853.44 for Alternate B of the collection system project.
WORTHINGTON -- The Coffee Nook is closing at is current location within Heartsong Christian Bookstore on April 29, but owner Becky Schilling is keeping a wholly positive outlook on the future. Schilling has also operated The Beach Nook along Lake Okabena for the last two summers, and that business will be back again this year inside the shelter house of Centennial Park.
IONA -- The St. Columba Church's Stations of the Cross have come home to this community's Catholic house of worship, and the timing couldn't be better. The Rev. Patrick Arens will bless the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. tonight at the church. The 14 points of meditation and prayer -- which lead up to and include Christ's death on the cross -- have not been part of St. Columba for more than 30 years. "St. Columba Church was started in 1891, and the stations were placed in 1919," explained Vince Crowley, a church parishioner who helped get the stations refurbished and returned.