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WORTHINGTON -- The six candidates for Worthington's vacant city administrator position began a busy two days of activities and interviews Friday. Candidates had lunch with city department heads and were given tours of Worthington before participating in a snacks/coffee period with city council members, staff and community leaders. All six candidates invited to interview in Worthington for the post accepted, city officials said earlier this month. The city has been working with The Brimeyer Group on administrator recruitment. The six candidates are: l Joseph G.
WORTHINGTON -- For the first time in 17 years, Lee Hain won't be part of the Worthington City Council come January. Hain, first elected to the council in November 1989, opted not to file for candidacy earlier this month. That decision means the service of the longest-tenured councilman in history will come to an end. "I didn't have an axe to grind when I came in, and I tried to do everything I could for the betterment of the community and not zero in on my own feelings," Hain said Wednesday.
WORTHINGTON -- All six candidates invited to interview next week in Worthington for the vacant city administrator position have accepted, city officials have reported. During a special city council meeting Monday afternoon, councilmen reviewed two-page summaries on seven candidates who sent resumes to The Brimeyer Group, which is working with the city on administrator recruitment. The council opted to extend interview invitations to all but one of those candidates. On Sept.
WORTHINGTON -- Up to six candidates for the vacant city administrator position will be interviewed later this month, the Worthington City Council decided Monday. The Brimeyer Group Inc., Hopkins, is working with the council to assist with the recruitment of a new administrator to replace Bob Filson, who died in May. Jim Brimeyer, the group's president, said he would extend invitations for interviews, scheduled for Sept. 29-30. During Monday afternoon's special council meeting, Brimeyer and councilmen reviewed two-page summaries on seven candidates who sent resumés to his firm.
WORTHINGTON -- Considering the weather conditions were warm and muggy during Saturday's Great Gobbler Gallop, the outcome shouldn't have been any big surprise. Ruby Begonia, on an afternoon in which she may have felt like she was back in her native Cuero, Texas, overcame a tentative start and cruised past Worthington's Paycheck to the take the first heat in the annual race for the Traveling Trophy of Tumultuous Triumph. Ruby will take a lead of 1 minute, 9 seconds back home for the Oct.
WORTHINGTON -- Gov. Tim Pawlenty was on the road Friday, visiting Worthington in the first of five stops in communities across southwest Minnesota. Pawlenty arrived at Perkins Restaurant about 9:15 a.m. and made his way around the dining room, shaking hands and visiting with constituents. He then spent between 10 and 15 minutes with local media to discuss issues central to his campaign. Pawlenty remarked that it was "extremely important" that Minnesotans pass in November the constitutional amendment pertaining to transportation funding.
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 -- 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.