One year ago Joe Duggan, a longtime Pheasants Forever supporter and a recently retired Pheasants Forever employee, was being honored with a Wildlife Management Area bearing his name: The Joe Duggan Family WMA in Sioux Valley Township, Jackson County.
One year ago Prairie Elementary students and staff raised $7,230.47 in the school's annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The goal of $6,000 was easily surpassed, and students had the fun of throwing whipped cream pies into the faces of assistant principals Cory Van Briesen and Cathy Mrla as a result.
WORTHINGTON — Although unwelcome winter weather events have forced local schools to close their doors on numerous occasions in recent weeks, the show must go on for the Worthington High School (WHS) music department. The school’s Region 2AA Contest Concert is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday in the WHS gymnasium, and it’s free and open to the public.
WORTHINGTON — Three Worthington Middle School (WMS) students competed on Tuesday at the SWWC Service Cooperative’s Regional Spelling Bee at Redwood Falls. “They represented our community very well,” said Paula Wolyniec, a WMS sixth-grade teacher who coordinates competitive spelling events for the school along with colleague Hollie Hibma.
One year ago Employees of Worthington's First State Bank Southwest recently contributed $5,000 toward the fund for a new splash pad in Worthington.
There’s no need to rub it in; I’m fully aware that many of my personal preferences lie far outside the mainstream. When an all-in event like the Super Bowl rolls around, however, it’s easier than usual to pinpoint exactly where my tastes diverge from those of many in the greater population.
WORTHINGTON — Members of the Worthington High School BPA (Business Professionals of America) chapter earned bragging rights at the recent Region 8 competition in Granite Falls. With 14 of the chapter’s 40-plus members competing, 10 qualified either as individuals or as part of a team for the state BPA contest, scheduled for March 7-9 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Minneapolis.
WORTHINGTON — It takes a lot to slow down Jeff Baumgarn. A 1977 graduate of Worthington High School, Baumgarn was a dedicated football and basketball player throughout his teens, and he continued playing football for two post-secondary years at Minnesota West Community and Technical College (then Worthington Community College).
One year ago At the 88th annual Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau banquet, awards were presented. The 45th annual Community Service award went to Ken and Zuby Jansen, while Bernice Camery received the Friend of Education award. The Worthington Fire Department received the Hospitality Award after being nominated by a local business whose building and property were saved by the fire department personnels' quick and effective action.
ROUND LAKE — What does Lori Morrison of rural Round Lake have in common with actors Chris Pine and Mädchen Amick? Morrison, a lifelong resident of the Round Lake area, plus celebrated TV and film veterans Amick and Pine, were all guests on the Tuesday, Jan. 22, episode of ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan.”