WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Planning Commission voted Tuesday evening in favor of recommending a zone change in order to accommodate an addition to the Golden Horizons assisted living facility. Owner KC Properties plans to add a 16-unit memory care unit to Golden Horizons — a well-documented need in the Worthington community.
REGIONAL — Lanny Bosma of Woodstock went with a group of about 20 area residents this past weekend to help with flood relief in Nebraska. The group hailed from Woodstock, Pipestone, Edgerton and other regional communities. Bosma said it was a joint effort between several church congregations. Conditions are bleak for our Nebraska neighbors, Bosma explained.
STORM LAKE, Iowa — Five Democratic presidential candidates attended the Heartland Forum Saturday afternoon to present their plans to support rural and agricultural America.
LISMORE — Longtime Lismore resident Joyce Erdman has devoted her life to serving her community. She has spent decades devoting her time and energy to various organizations, and says service makes her feel good and provides a productive way to use her time.
FULDA — When southwest Minnesota native Aaron Cheadle joined the U.S. Army in 1985, he was a senior in high school. “I can’t say I gave it much thought,” he said. Joining the military just seemed like the right thing to do. Cheadle’s father had served in the U.S. Navy in Korea, and two uncles in World War II. His namesake uncle fought in the Army in WWII and was killed in action in Germany two weeks before the war ended.
WORTHINGTON — The Bicycle Alliance of Minnesota (BikeMN) will hold an event from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Nobles County offices to train ambassadors for the Walk! Bike! Fun! program. Safe Routes to Schools Program Manager Michelle Kiefer explained that the training is a workshop for adults about events they can plan in the community to engage kids and promote pedestrian and bicycle safety.
JASPER — Geraldine Pedersen, 94, of Jasper is being honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums. Alliance Coordinator Dustin Heckman explained that MALHM is a statewide alliance comprising more than 500 organizations, plus individual members. Nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award are open for members each year. Criteria include at least 25 years of service and evidence of regional, state or national impact.
WORTHINGTON — East Avenue resurfacing, along with several other city construction projects, made the agenda at Monday night’s city council meeting. Worthington Director of Engineering Dwayne Haffield provided a report at the Mar. 11 city council meeting indicating plans for paving the stretch of East Avenue between Nobles County 5 and Rising Sun Estates. The proposed plan for financing the project required a public meeting for discussion, which occurred at the beginning of Monday’s city council meeting.
ST. PAUL — A bill that would prohibit all cell phone use while driving, except in hands-free or voice-activated mode, passed in the Minnesota Senate Monday afternoon following last week’s favorable House of Representatives vote. The last step for the bill to become law is signage by Gov. Tim Walz.
WORTHINGTON — The city of Worthington has determined that the roads in the Homewood Hills neighborhood need improvement, and the Worthington City Council has set a date and time for a public hearing before proceeding with a related project.