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WORTHINGTON — Friday’s inclement weather was not enough to damper Nobles County Relay for Life’s fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society. “It seemed like we had a bigger crowd than normal,” said Nobles County Relay for Life Co-Chairperson Darcy Poppema despite heavy rainfall, hail and tornadoes in scattered areas that blew throughout the county on Friday.
WORTHINGTON — A Wisconsin man apprehended Sunday in Nobles County is facing two drug-related charges. Robert Dutcher, 41, of Milwaukee, Wis. has been charged with fifth-degree sale of a marijuana mixture and fifth-degree possession, not a small amount of marijuana, both felonies.
BREWSTER — Faith, family and friends. That’s what the family of the late Jan Pigman-Kruse has relied on since laying their loved one to rest. They’re relying on that even more this week, which marks the two-year anniversary since Pigman-Kruse was fatally shot in her Brewster home. “Tragedy brings people together, and we were a close family, anyway,” said Pigman-Kruse’s mother, Mary Jean Pigman, earlier this week.
WORTHINGTON — A Buffalo man was sentenced to 180 days in custody for first degree refusal to submit to a chemical test. Daniel Zwilling, 44, was convicted of the felony in Nobles County District Court Tuesday. According to the criminal complaint, a Nobles County Sheriff’s deputy on routine patrol approached Zwilling in his vehicle during the early hours of June 4. The deputy reported smelling alcohol on Zwilling’s breath during the interaction.
MOUNT HOPE, West Virginia — Local Boy Scouts Austin Carlson and Travis Schempp recently attended the largest Boy Scouts of America event in the country. The scouts of Worthington’s Troop 134 were two of approximately 40,000 scouts and volunteers to attend the 90th National Scout Jamboree July 19-28 in Mount Hope, W.V. The jamboree was not what either Schempp or Carlson expected.
WINDOM — There are two new 900-pound additions to this year’s Cottonwood County Fair in Windom. Sally, Cypress and their calves — Grace and Annie — are the first of their breed to be entered into the Cottonwood County Fair. The Texas Longhorn cattle are owned by the Hochstein family of Windom.
WORTHINGTON — A bond referendum date has yet to be determined after Tuesday’s Independent District 518 regular meeting.
WORTHINGTON — Two Worthington men were arrested and charged with two-drug related offenses following a Monday traffic stop. According to the criminal complaint, Troy Hinds, 34, and Ainol Manila, 39, were arrested after the traffic stop led to the discovery of methamphetamine. They have been charged with fifth-degree possession - not a small amount of marijuana, a felony, and possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty misdemeanor.
WORTHINGTON — Jeff Johnson will never forget June 5, 2005. It was the first time Johnson learned about multiple myeloma, and doctors told him he’d be living with it for the rest of his life, which was expected to be three to five years from diagnosis. Aiden Remme has also been putting up a fight. The Brewster 5-year-old was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2016, which doctors guess began at 6 months old.
ADRIAN — An Adrian man arrested Tuesday has been charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct and first-degree criminal sexual conduct with an individual under 16 and older than 13. Bradly Haddock, 31, is being held in the Nobles County Jail. Each felony charge has a maximum sentence of 30 years, $40,000 or both.