PIPESTONE - The Pipestone County Museum will offer free admission on Saturdays beginning Jan. 3 and running through Memorial Day weekend. The exhibits currently on display at the museum include 125 Years, Pipestone Fire Department, featuring photographs and equipment used by the fire department over the years, an exhibit featuring the Pipestone County Country Schools, a displays include Native American Beadwork, Railroads and more.
WORTHINGTON – Nobles County’s elected officials received a raise during Tuesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting – the last of 2014 and possibly the longest of the year.
Due to the holidays, the Minnesota Soybean Processors of Brewster bean receiving will be closing at 12:00 p.m. on December 31st, and closed on January 1st. Normal hours will resume January 2nd.
On December 31st at Poet Ashton, corn receiving will run from 7:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Co-products load-out will go from 7:30 a.m. to noon. On New Year's Day, Poet Ashton will be closed.
WORTHINGTON – You can now pick up your official pledge cards for the Deep Freeze Dip by stopping by at Radio Works Headquarters at 28779 County Highway 35, just west of Worthington. Radio Works and the Southwest Minnesota Fishing Club present the 2015 Deep Freeze Dip at 3 p.m. Saturday, January 31st. This annual fundraiser has raised over $140,000. Once again this year, money will be raised for The Wayne Klumper Heals Fund to benefit Nobles County youth recreation programs.
WORTHINGTON – During their final meeting as part of the Worthington City Council, Mayor Alan Oberloh and Councilman Ron Wood each addressed the rest of the council, and the general message was one that stated while they both believed they had accomplished quite a bit on their years of service to the city, they felt they were leaving behind a council that was fragmented and not working together.
ST. PAUL — For his third term in the Minnesota House, District 22A Rep. Joe Schomacker of Luverne has been appointed to a number of new House committees.
Along with being named chairman of the Minnesota House Aging and Long Term Care Policy Committee, Schomacker will also serve on the Health and Human Services Finance, Health and Human Services Reform, and Agriculture Policy committees.
SLAYTON – These days parodies are as plentiful as snowflakes, but getting a chance to see your high school home economics teacher chase her students out of the classroom with a broom while choir teacher Eli Johnson croons a tune lamenting the fact that Christmas break hasn’t started yet? Not quite as common.
Kristin St. John, who teaches English at Murray County Central, has a hit on her hands. On Thursday, she posted a parody on YouTube that she and some others created. “Let Them Go: A Frozen Parody” features staff from MCC and the PBIS students.
For those of you who missed it, here's a link to Justine's interview with Alan Oberloh as he reflects on his 12 years as mayor of the city of Worthington.
WORTHINGTON - The Community Improvement Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, Daily Globe and Worthington Public Utilities have announced the winners of the Holiday Lighting Contest, with first place this year going to Matt and Cheri Oleske at 1118 Grand Avenue. The Oleskes will receive $100 in Chamber checks and $100 off their December utility bill. Second place went to Les and Deb Froderman at 1424 Eckerson Drive, and third place to Allan Henderscheidt at 1038 Wilbur Street.
WORTHINGTON – With the 2015 Legislative session just around the corner, Senator Bill Weber of Luverne and Representative Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake took the opportunity Wednesday to sit down with a group of constituents for a listening session, asking questions about what concerns the people have.