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WORTHINGTON — It’s going to a warm and windy Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival this year, which should make for some exciting action this weekend on Lake Okabena. Claire Ludes of Worthington, who just wrapped up her junior year at Worthington High School, is no stranger to the local lake. She’s been windsurfing for roughly 10 years now, but even she admits this weekend may pose a new challenge for her.
WORTHINGTON — This year’s president of the Windsurfing Regatta and Music Festival’s board of directors is excited for this year’s event, and how the annual celebration is planning for the future, He’s also proud that this year’s festival is paying tribute to its past by honoring Ken Moser, a former board president who died in February.
By Jason Vote, President, Lake Okabena Improvement Association, Worthington On Wednesday, May 24, the Lake Okabena Improvement Association hosted its annual Lake Okabena cleanup. I want to thank the 80 volunteers who helped in the lake cleanup. All of the public shoreline of Lake Okabena was covered, which is approximately three miles. There were 45 bags of trash and three yards of sticks collected.
WORTHINGTON — The long wait for a downtown Worthington coffee shop will soon be coming to a close, as a new enterprise is brewing along 10th Street. Journey Ministries, which owns the former Montgomery Wards building located at 210 10th St., has created a second company that will operate a coffee shop there. The business, which will occupy the same space as BenLee’s — the coffee/shop restaurant that closed in the spring of 2016 — will be known as Phileo’s.
90TH BIRTHDAY : Art Schaap, Worthington, will celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday. The family requests a card shower. Greetings may be sent to him at 1260 Schaap Dr., Worthington 56187.
WORTHINGTON — The director of emergency services at Sanford Worthington Medical Center wants to do her part in making sure people don’t wind up in her wing. Sarah Griesse, an employee with Sanford Worthington for about 10 years, wants to ensure that people of all ages know how they can reduce their chances of having a stroke — not to mention how they can recognize if they’re having one.
WORTHINGTON — The Center for Active Living (CAL) is always to looking add new members. To do that, the goal is to continue creating a variety of programs for people to attend and enjoy. “We want to build a strong membership base,” said Mary Luke, the CAL’s managing director, “We have close to 150 members, and we just want programming that will create a sense of commitment for members to keep coming back and trying something.”
WORTHINGTON — Sarah Christian, 20, of Rochester appeared Tuesday morning in Nobles County District Court for a contested omnibus hearing in her drug case. Christian is facing several drug charges, including fifth-degree drug possession and two gross misdemeanors of controlled substance crime and introducing contraband into jail. She is also facing three petty misdemeanors for drug possession.
LAKEFIELD — Business is booming for Chad Frericks. Frericks started his own business, JNC Electric, in June 2015, and his clientele has continued to grow. In November, he purchased a building on Minnesota 86 in Lakefield and rents out a portion to one business while also housing JNC there. He also hopes to be hiring additional help in the not-so-distant future.