PAUL — District 22B Rep. Rod Hamilton, R-Mountain Lake, met Tuesday with the Attorney General’s Advisory Task Force on lowering pharmaceutical drug prices. “I’m very grateful that the attorney general has put this task force together,” Hamilton said.
STEEN — Whitney Elbers, 16, of Steen is this year’s new beef ambassador for the Rock-Nobles Cattlemen’s Association. Now a junior in high school, Elbers has been showing calves since sixth grade. Her new responsibility means she represents the association and the industry for the next year. She will attend parades (like Buffalo Days, Friendship Days and the beef feed at the Rock County Fair) and hand out ribbons at the county fair.
My friends and I recently finished watching all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe films in order of release date. Actually, some of us still haven’t seen “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” but that one isn’t part of the extended plotline, so it doesn’t count.
WORTHINGTON — Attorney Aaron Kinser opened his own law practice Jan. 2 in Worthington. It’s a venture that follows five years of experience at Ahlquist & Wiltrout, and three years of clerking for a judge in Marshall before that. “People used to tell me I was going to be a lawyer when I was in high school,” Kinser said. “I like to argue.” This attribute allows him to examine issues from multiple sides and arrive at a workable solution.
WORTHINGTON — City council members voted Monday in favor of a third and final reading of a proposed ordinance that changes city code to allow sewer and water connection to water accessories on L-zoned properties. This vote followed a first reading March 11 and a second reading April 8. Council member Alan Oberloh voted against the motion each time, and it passed 4-1 on all three occasions.
WORTHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Jim Hagedorn, R-Blue Earth, visited Worthington Tuesday and spoke at the Noon Kiwanis Club meeting at the Worthington Fire Hall. Hagedorn declared his patriotism and pride in the U.S. “Most of the things we enjoy about life … were created and perfected in the United States of America,” he said.
WORTHINGTON — City council members voted Monday in favor of a third reading of a proposed ordinance to change city code to allow sewer and water connection to water accessories on L-zoned properties.
LAKEFIELD — Megan Hall of Lakefield owns and operates Simply Sweet Cheesecake, which has been open since February 2015. She credits her husband, Nelson, with the idea to open a cheesecake bakery. Hall used to make cheesecakes just for fun and bring them to parties and events. Nelson constantly told her how delicious her cheesecakes were and encouraged her to sell them.
WORTHINGTON — The 14th annual Gone Country showcase next Saturday at Memorial Auditorium will “pay special tribute to our country,” according to co-producer Cindy Elsing. The show will include a presentation of flags by the local color guard, a performance of the national anthem to open the show and a few patriotic songs throughout the set. Elsing said each year, Gone Country features “the best of the best” local talent, including a band, singers and comedy.
OCHEYEDAN, Iowa — This time of year, northwest Iowa residents will notice three crosses rising from the crest of Ocheyedan Mound. The crosses are managed by Ocheyedan Christian Reformed Church and erected by the church’s youth group each year.