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WORTHINGTON -- Sonny Syhavong will be transported to a juvenile correctional facility in Red Wing and face probation until his 21st birthday following a guilty plea he issued Wednesday in Nobles County Court. Syhavong, 17, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of harassment/violation of an order for protection, in exchange for a dismissal of a state request to treat him as an adult. Two other charges -- deprivation of parental rights/concealing a minor (a felony) and fourth-degree criminal property damage -- were dropped. Syhavong was arrested Oct.
WORTHINGTON -- Third- through fifth-graders will get the chance to party all night this Friday at the Worthington Area YMCA. For the second year, the Y will host a Halloween Bash starting at 7 p.m. Friday and continuing until 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. While the event has a Halloween theme and falls near Oct. 31, the event is really more about getting youths together for fun and activities. "We had a nice turnout last year, so obviously we felt it was important to do it again," said Andy Johnson, the Y's executive director.
WORTHINGTON -- The City of Worthington will contribute $25,000 from its general fund to assist Nobles County Pheasants Forever in its attempt to purchase land in Bigelow Township, the Worthington City Council resolved Monday. Pheasants Forever, with the assistance of numerous other parties, hopes to purchase land located northeast of Lake Bella that is scheduled to be sold at an auction today.
SIBLEY, Iowa -- Visiting as part of a two-day, nine county "Barnstorm for Rural America" tour, John Edwards made a stop Wednesday afternoon at Sibley-Ocheyedan High School to discuss education and other issues. Edwards, a North Carolina Democrat and former U.S. Senator, is seeking his party's presidential nomination. He ran for vice president in 2004 alongside presidential nominee John Kerry. "I grew up in a place that's very similar to this," Edwards told a group of students, school staff and members of the public that filled the school's auditorium.
WORTHINGTON -- Show Jose Lamas a picture, and he just might turn around and paint it. Lamas, of Worthington, will have his work shown beginning Sunday at the Nobles County Art Center, where an opening event will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. About 15 of his paintings will be on display through Nov. 26. A native of Mexico, Lamas came to the U.S. at age 12 and settled in California.
WORTHINGTON -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will have a new home thanks to action taken Monday night by the Worthington City Council. Acting upon a recommendation from the city's planning board, council members voted unanimously to approve a special use permit for property the church has a purchase agreement for at the northeast corner of the intersection of First Avenue S.W. and Knollwood Drive.
WORTHINGTON -- Relief came to a Worthington family and an entire community Monday night with word that 17-year-old Lindsey Marisa Lease was found in West Des Moines, Iowa. Lease, 17, had been last seen Sunday morning with 17-year-old acquaintance Sonny Syhavong, who she currently has an order for protection against. Local, state and federal law enforcement had been working on locating the missing girl, and those efforts ultimately paid off. "She's in West Des Moines, Iowa, safe and sound," Worthington Det. Kevin Flynn said in an 11:20 p.m. call to the Daily Globe.
WORTHINGTON -- More than two weeks after a festival celebrating Central American Independence Day was marred by a police shutdown of music, city officials and Nobles County Hispanic Community (NCHC) representatives seem to be looking toward the future together. Worthington City Administrator Joe Parker and Mayor Alan Oberloh met last week with a group of NCHC representatives -- including Jose Comparan, Elaine Comparan, Carlos Rosales, Jesse Rosales, Roberto Ramirez and Theresa Ramirez -- to discuss coordination of a planned 2008 celebration. "We sat down to have a discussion of what had happ
WORTHINGTON -- Big Macs and Happy Meals are expected to be available by Christmas at McDonald's new North Humiston Avenue location, local franchise owner Steve Jackson said Wednesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for the restaurant. With excavated ground and roadway, along with other national restaurants, serving as a backdrop and supporting entertainment by the Worthington High School marching band, Jackson announced construction plans for his new restaurant, which will sit upon two of nine acres acquired in April from Gordy's Inc.
WORTHINGTON -- The City of Worthington and Bedford Technology are poised to work together to assure the company's expansion here. The Worthington City Council, acting quickly and without debate, unanimously voted Monday night to authorize Mayor Alan Oberloh to execute a memorandum of understanding between the city and Bedford Technology.