November 25 news

WORTHINGTON - In observance of Thanksgiving Day, all city, county and state government offices will be closed Thursday, including the law enforcement center at Prairie Justice Center. The Nobles County Library will be closed. The Worthington Post Office will be closed, delivery routes will not be running, and there will be no outgoing mail.

All financial institutions will be closed, the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce will be closed and the Worthington Municipal Liquor Store will also be closed. Fareway will be closed, and Hy-Vee will close at 2 p.m.

Worthington City Council approves defunding, closing Prairie View Golf Links

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council on Monday unanimously approved a motion to discontinue the funding for Prairie View Golf Links, close the course, and move forward with plans to sell or auction off equipment. The motion also included putting together a committee that included council members to determine the best usage of the course, with emphasis on water quality.

Aberdeen Location Selected for New Soybean Processing Facility

Omaha, NE (November 20, 2015) – Ag Processing Inc a cooperative (AGP) announced today the selection of Aberdeen, South Dakota as the location for a new soybean processing plant. The new facility will be the tenth soybean processing plant for the Company and its first in South Dakota.

South Central All-District Football Teams (White Sub-District)

The South Central Football District has released their All-District Football teams for the 2015 season

White Sub-District
Keegan Moore, SR, Jackson County Central
Michael Miller, SR, Jackson County Central
Caleb Will, SR, Jackson County Central
Chris Gumto, JR, Jackson County Central
Justin Tirevold, SR, Jackson County Central
Brayden Baartman, SR, Pipestone
Brad Hillard, SR, Pipestone
Austin Moeller, SR, Pipestone
Cole Maly, SR, Pipestone
Justin Rops, SR, Pipestone
Blake Wolters, SR, Pipestone
Erik Tofteland, SR, Luverne
Logan Stratton, JR, Luverne

South Central All-District Football Teams (Red Sub-District)

The South Central Football District has released their All-District Football teams for the 2015 season

Red Sub-District
Torey Rogers, SR, Worthington
King Blanchette, SR, Worthington
Tony Lopez, SR, Worthington
Drew Hmielewski, SR, Marshall
Blaise Andries, JR, Marshall
Jefferson Lee V, SO, Marshall
Reece Winkelman, JR, Marshall
PJ Bot, SR, Marshall
Christian Engeman, JR, Fairmont
Cory Lyons, JR, Fairmont
chris Fausch, JR, Fairmont
Brady Jensen, SR, Fairmont
Luke Narveson, SR, Belle Plaine
Marcus Walsh, SO, Belle Plaine
Alec Ruud, JR, Belle Plaine

Southwest District: All West Sub-District Football Team

The Southwest District has released their All West Sub-District Football Team for the 2015 season

All Sub-District (West)
Logan Rogers, SR, Adrian
Michael Preuss, SR, Adrian
Skylar Hieronimus, SR, Adrian
Matt Slater, SR, Adrian
Matt McNab, JR, Murray County Central
Wyatt Heezen, SR, Murray County Central
Cole Bassett, JR, Murray County Central
Garrett Hennen, SR, Minneota
Bryce Bruner, SR, Minneota
Kyle Hennen, SR, Minneota
Everett VanHecke, JR, Minneota
Leo Buysse, SR, Minneota
Alex Pohlen, SO, Minneota
Brett Swenhaugen, SR, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton

Rock County Sheriff's Office seeks suspects in credit card theft

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LUVERNE – The Rock County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying two suspects who used stolen credit cards.

The credits cards were stolen out of vehicles in Hardwick on October 3, and used by the suspects in Luverne and in Sioux Falls, SD the same evening they were stolen. The sheriff's office has released images of the suspects involved. One of the suspects is a white man wearing a black sweatshirt, the other is a white woman who appears to be pregnant.

Area Wrestlers find themselves in preseason Guillotine Rankings

A number of area wrestlers find themselves in the Guillotine’s preseason rankings released last week on November 13th

In Class 2A
The Worthington Trojans are ranked #10 in the Class 2A State Rankings. They are the only Section 3AA team ranked in the top 12. Fellow Section 3AA teams Wabasso/Red Rock Central and Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley/Montevideo United did not make the Top 12 but were listed in the “Lean and Mean” category.

Worthington will open up the wrestling season December 3rd at a triangular in Luverne

Individually in Class 2A

Hieronimus signs with Augustana

An area wrestler preparing for his senior season has already made his college choice to continue his wrestling career at the next level.

Adrian’s Skylar Hieronimus took advantage of the early-signing period last week and signed a National Letter of Intent to wrestle at Augustana University in Sioux Falls

RiseFest 2016

RISE Ministries, the organization behind the Christian music festival RiseFest, is announcing the first artists on the 2016 lineup. Grammy-Nominated, Dove Award-winning Newsboys will be RiseFest 2016’s Friday night headliner. Returning after a record-setting performance last year, Newsboys are back to offer the same energetic show on the festival’s opening night. Up and coming singer/songwriter Jordan Feliz will make his RiseFest debut. His song, “The River,” recently reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot AC/CHR Chart.