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WESTBROOK — Easily concealable, nearly odorless and quickly evaporated are among the qualities of many electronic cigarette devices that make vaping difficult to detect — particularly in schools — as the nicotine products become more popular among teens across the country. At Westbrook-Walnut Grove schools, new technology may be an answer to combating usage on school property and fight against what’s widely considered an addictive and harmful behavior.
WORTHINGTON — A former Adrian police officer will spend three years in prison for threatening an adult female’s life with a gun last summer at an Adrian residence. Richard D. Bruns, 44, of Rushmore was sentenced to serve at least two years of his sentence in prison, with the opportunity to serve the remaining year on supervised release. He was immediately taken into custody following Tuesday’s sentencing. He was also ordered to pay a $4,200 fine following being convicted of second-degree assault.
WORTHINGTON — District 518 Board of Education members put the brakes Tuesday on a second-story addition proposed for Worthington High School. After discussing the estimated $4 million project, which would add approximately five classrooms on the northwest section of the building, the board agreed to devote more time to considering the project before giving it the green light.
MARSHALL — More than a dozen Worthington High School students whipped up some sweet creations during the April 2 Schwan’s Culinary Skills Challenge at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall. Students in the Family and Consumer Science advanced foods class competed in a variety of cooking skills, including baking science, cake decorating, fondant decorating, food design, knife cuts, menu design, and napkin folding and place setting.
SIBLEY, Iowa — Sibley-Ocheyedan sophomore students learned last week that an array of quality careers aren’t far away.
WORTHINGTON — A recommendation to construct a second-story addition to the high school was just one item discussed by District 518 Board of Education members during regular committee meetings this week. Although next year’s tax rolls won’t come out for months, the operations committee began discussing its 2020 levy during Tuesday morning’s meeting.
LAKE PARK, Iowa — The University of Iowa women’s basketball team recently beat the University of Nebraska, but in this type of unique competition, the credit goes entirely to students at Harris-Lake Park Elementary School.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man made his initial appearance Tuesday in Nobles County District Court on a string of charges related to his alleged involvement in a late March altercation at the Hotel Thompson apartment complex.
WORTHINGTON — A former District 518 special education teacher will pay a $300 fine for unlawfully disseminating private student data following her resignation from the district in early 2018. After entering a plea petition, Karen Abbott, 46, of Sioux Falls, S.D. was recently convicted of willful violation of government data practice act or rules. In accordance with the plea agreement, the misdemeanor charge was reduced to a petty misdemeanor conviction.
WORTHINGTON — Up is the direction the Independent School District 518 Board of Education Operations Committee is looking toward to address an anticipated spike of students at the high school.