WORTHINGTON – If home is where the heart is, then it’s understandable that most people would prefer to remain in the physical space where they feel comfortable and safe. However, when a disability, health crisis or advancing age make it more difficult to get around, some find it challenging to stay where they’d prefer to be.
WORTHINGTON — When the 55-member Worthington Area Symphony Orchestra performs at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center, it will be the group’s 18th concert over the course of its nine-year existence. “Time flies when you’re having fun,” quipped Beth Habicht, a WASO violinist and one of the ensemble’s four Leadership Team members.
One year ago American Lutheran Church, Worthington, announced it would expand its facility, with construction due to begin in mid-August. The church, which was built in 1948 and expanded in 1960 and 1985, was to get a 7,705 square-foot addition that was expected to be finished by the end of April 2019.
WORTHINGTON — One was an old hand and the other a relative greenhorn, but the two Worthington High School (WHS) seniors who attended last weekend’s National Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference in Anaheim, Calif., both represented their school and community proudly. “They were great representatives,” assured Penny Troe, the WHS BPA adviser for over 22 years.
WORTHINGTON — More than 350 fourth- through 12th-grade ISD 518 string students will perform at 7 p.m. Monday in the annual All-School Orchestra Concert. With dozens of young violinists, violists, cellists and bassists packing the Worthington High School gymnasium, the rafters will ring with the sound of their music under the direction of orchestra directors Melanie Loy and Zac Paulsen.
One year ago Christoph Salinger, a native of Crailsheim, Germany, who was working toward his certification as an English and geography teacher in Germany, was interning at Worthington High School. He was working with WHS teachers Sam Becker and Patrick Mahoney. Minnesota West Community and Technical College was one of the state's 37 colleges and universities hopeful for financial support from state bonding. Minnesota West President
WORTHINGTON — If you’ve looked with awe at airbrushed images of yoga practitioners in impossibly flexible poses and thought, “I could never do that,” well, you might—or might not—be right. “A lot of times when folks picture people practicing yoga, they imagine beautiful young people who bend into all sorts of shapes that not very many humans can get themselves into,” laughed Margaret Hurlbut Vosburgh.
WORTHINGTON — When it comes to staying fit, two’s company for Carol and DuWayne Oberloh of rural Brewster — but sometimes, a crowd is OK, too. “Going to work out with Carol makes it more enjoyable,” said DuWayne, 80. “For one thing, you always know somebody — and I enjoy the [fitness] classes because they make me work harder.”
One year ago During a whirlwind trip through southwest Minnesota, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar stopped in Worthington to talk with local leaders about their concerns ranging from business development and broadband to childcare and workforce development. She was also briefed about the progress of the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System expansion.
WORTHINGTON — When the annual Worthington Middle School choral concert arrives — and the Memorial Auditorium stage is set for performances at 7 p.m. on both Thursday and Friday — it’s a sure bet the students are raring to go. “Oh, there’s always excitement,” promised Cindy Anderson, director of the sixth- through eighth grade choral ensembles at WMS, which encompass roughly 240 students.