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SIBLEY, Iowa — Hopefully spring isn’t too far in the distance, but in the meantime, the Sibley Chamber of Commerce has planned a weekend event meant to beat the winter blues. :Putting a new spin on an old event, Sibley’s Winter Blues Blast will allow guests the opportunity to tap into their creative sides during a design challenge and to warm up later in the afternoon during a chili and sweets contest.
JACKSON — Jackson County Central Superintendent Todd Meyer has announced he’s stepping down from his post of 11 years to take a similar position at Hinton Community School District in Hinton, Iowa. Meyer said Tuesday afternoon that he has accepted a contract with the school district approximately 12 miles northwest of Sioux City. The contract was approved at Monday night’s Hinton Community School District Board of Education meeting. Meyer is to assume the superintendent’s role on July 1.
WORTHINGTON — A Marshall woman faces charges after allegedly stealing a running vehicle late last week that was parked at a Worthington business. According to court documents, Michele L. Lopez, 43, faces felony motor vehicle theft in connection to an automobile theft that was reported to law enforcement just before 9 p.m. Feb. 14.
WORTHINGTON — In light of last week’s failed special Independent School District 518 referendum, the Board of Education has put a work session on the calendar to discuss its next course of action.
MINNEAPOLIS — Cottonwood County Emergency Management Director Paul Johnson had one crazy summer. That might be oversimplifying the amount of hours he dedicated to not one, but two, natural disaster events within a month’s time to hit Cottonwood County and the Windom area.
It took me a long time to get into podcasts since they started rising in popularity, but they’re becoming hard to ignore, as smart devices make it easier than ever to plug into a show about virtually anything. I think that’s what part of the problem was for me initially — where do I start and what’s worth tuning into?
AMES, Iowa — Zory Hamblin loves to watch crime shows on television. Whether she’s watching “Forensic Files” or “The First 48 Hours,” she can’t help but be interested and intrigued what caused someone’s death.
WORTHINGTON — A warrant has been requested to arrest a man accused of burglarizing and stealing a safe at a Worthington fast food restaurant. Charges were filed this week alleging that Khamsone J. Soukhamthath, 30, burglarized KFC in early January and took a safe that reportedly contained approximately $1,000 cash.
WINDOM — A Jackson man was charged this week in Cottonwood County District Court in relation to two vehicle break-ins that occured last weekend in Windom. According to court documents, Roberto Ruiz, 35, faces charges of first-degree damage to property, possession of burglary or theft tools and fifth-degree drug possession (all felonies), as well as gross misdemeanor theft.
LAKEFIELD — A Lakefield man and his dog made international headlines after his dog — named Mr. Donald J. Trump — was fatally shot Sunday in an incident the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office said, despite information that circulated on social media, was legal and not politically motivated.