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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 -- 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.
WORTHINGTON -- Dale Wahlstrom will be the featured speaker Tuesday morning when Worthington Regional Development Corp. hosts its annual meeting. The meeting will take place in the Worthington High School cafeteria. Serving of breakfast will begin at 7:15 a.m., with a program scheduled to start at 7:45 a.m. and Wahlstrom to speak at approximately 8 a.m. The public is invited to attend the event. Wahlstrom is the CEO of Bio Business Alliance of Minnesota, an organization dedicated to the advancement of bioscience- based businesses in the state.
HARDWICK -- Don Hansen grew up in this small Rock County community, returned here after serving in the U.S. Army during World War II and remains there today in retirement. It's that life experience that made Sunday night so special for Hansen, along with the other 105 members of Hardwick American Legion Post 478 and the remainder of the community.
WORTHINGTON -- Sen. Norm Coleman, marking the Veterans Day holiday, made his way Saturday across southwest Minnesota, stopping in Luverne and Jackson as well as in Worthington. Speaking at Worthington's American Legion post late in the afternoon, Coleman thanked veterans -- as well as those currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan -- for their service, and spent about 45 minutes discussing a host of other issues. Early in his remarks, the first term Republican senator spoke directly to Morgan Lebrun, 10, of Worthington.
WORTHINGTON -- Todd Henderson isn't ready for snow quite yet -- anytime after Thanksgiving would be just fine with him. The hope is for more white stuff than in recent years, which could lead to increased activity for Frosty Riders, the area snowmobiling organization that has origins dating back to the 1960s. Henderson said the group's numbers have been gradually dwindling over the years, and that fresh faces -- not to mention fresh and more frequent snow -- are both needed. "People that have been in the club for a number of years are getting burnt out a little bit with hit," he said.
WORTHINGTON -- The screens at Northland Cinema 5 have gone dark, leaving Worthington -- once home to downtown theaters and a drive-in -- without a place to go to the movies. "You have reached the Northland Cinema 5 in Worthington at the Northland Mall, and it's my most great regret that I have to inform you that we have closed the theater on a permanent basis, and the theater will not open again," an outgoing message from manager Chester Yackley on the Northland Cinema answering machine began Tuesday.
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.