WORTHINGTON — Ana Murillo is a good-natured mother of three elementary-aged children, a wife and a diligent employee who holds two part-time jobs. In other words, Murillo is always on the go. No one would think to describe her as anything other than industrious. But not so long ago, Murillo’s profile appeared much different.
One year ago Scott Hain, general manager of Worthington Public Utilities, received the annual City of Worthington Excellence of Leadership award. Hain began working for the city of Worthington's wastewater department in 1985, was hired full-time as WPU coordinator in 1996 and was named general manager of WPU in 2006.
WORTHINGTON — Warm up that couch, heat up the cocoa and grab a pile of your favorite books: winter reading season is in full gear. Accordingly, the Nobles County Library is doing its part to support literary-minded adults with its annual winter reading program, sponsored by the Plum Creek Library System and its member libraries.
One year ago The Twin Cities-based Americana folk pop band Rogue Valley, headed by musician Chris Koza, headlined at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, Worthington.
WORTHINGTON — It’s not necessarily an approved denomination, but “Church of Cash” might just deliver a religious experience for devotees of the renowned Man in Black. Local Johnny Cash lovers have an opportunity to worship at the altar of the artist’s greatest hits, and then some, at 7 p.m. Saturday in a performance at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center.
WORTHINGTON — As the new year kicks off, the Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation welcomes three new board members to its ranks. At the same time, three board members — each with six years of service to their credit — step aside to make way for renewed ideas, energy and initiatives.
WORTHINGTON — Worthington welcomed Dean Myron Kolpin to the world at 9:16 a.m. Jan. 2, making him the first baby born in 2019 at Sanford Worthington Medical Center.
One year ago A large granite rock unearthed from a rural Brewster farm three years earlier was to be relocated to Fury's Island, a Nobles County park in Graham Lake Township. The boulder measured approximately 15 feet long, 10 feet wide and 10 feet tall. Years earlier, former Globe editor Lew Hudson referred to the rock as the Fourth Maiden, of the same coloring but a bit smaller in size than the Three Maidens, the large granite boulders sitting near the entrance to the Pipestone National Monument.
In this 21st century, some things would seem to be givens; I believe we could all agree that the earth is round, each year has 12 months, and living creatures require food, air and water to thrive. Beyond that, though, it’s a toss-up. Personal interpretations, skewed news intake, social media contacts and more color our perceptions. We are left grasping to discern what is real and what is merely conjured to justify someone’s preferred narrative.
One year ago JBS Worthington employees broke their own record once again, pledging a total of $144,098.50 to the 2018 United Way of Nobles County fundraising campaign. The local United Way supported 19 area non-profit organizations. The JBS pledge accounted for roughly 74 percent of the $195,000 campaign goal.