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October 10 news

WORTHINGTON – Bituminous pavement restoration was completed on Apel Avenue, Burlington Avenue and Johnson Lane as part of the sanitary sewer manhole or spot repairs, according to the City of Worthington Engineering Department. Pavement restoration was completed on Lake Avenue spot repairs near Tower Street, but concrete cure time along with bituminous overlay remains for five spot repairs on Lake Avenu from Winifred Street east to May Street.


Appel takes place as new Police Chief

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WORTHINGTON – Troy Appel was officially welcomed Thursday as the new Director of Public Safety for the City of Worthington during a pinning ceremony at the Prairie Justice Center. Appel, who has been a member of the Worthington Police Department since 1993, has been the Commander of the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force since its inception in 2005.

Worthington City Administrator Craig Clark said the city was very pleased to be able to promote one of their own.

We don’t accept mediocrity,” Clark said, “And Troy is a shining example of that.”


EQIP Application Deadlines Set

Worthington, MN, September 16, 2014 – Agricultural producers looking to solve natural resource problems on their farms should apply now for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

Application acceptance deadline for FY 2015 in Minnesota for EQIP is:
• October 17, 2014
• November 14, 2014
• December 19, 2014


October 9 news

WORTHINGTON – The Southwest Minnesota Chapter of the American Red Cross is merging with the Prairie Winds Chapter and the South Central Chapter to form a new chapter called the American Red Cross serving Southwest Minnesota.

Because of the merge, the chapter building in Worthington will be closing as of the end of December, according to Southwest Minnesota and Prairie Winds Chapters Executive Director Jennifer Hyk.

Hyk said will she be the executive director for the new merged chapter, which will be headquartered in Mankato.


October 8 news

WORTHINGTON – For the first time since the inception of the program, the Nobles County Excellence in Performance Award went to not one person, but four. A Nobles County Public Works Crew consisting of Steve Schultz, Jim Stefferud, Mike Johnson and Dan Diekmann were all honored for going above and beyond their normal duties and potentially stopping a disaster before it could start.


Stopping a disaster before it starts: Public Works crew acknowledged for going above and beyond

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WORTHINGTON – For the first time since the inception of the program, the Nobles County Excellence in Performance Award went to not one person, but four. A Nobles County Public Works Crew consisting of Steve Schultz, Jim Stefferud, Mike Johnson and Dan Diekmann were all honored for going above and beyond their normal duties and potentially stopping a disaster before it could start.


October 7 news

WORTHINGTON – Six council candidates and three mayoral candidates for the city of Worthington squared off in a packed cafeteria Monday night during a forum at the Worthington Area High School, vying for seats that will be decided during the Nov. 4 general election.

Mayor incumbent Alan Oberloh is facing two contenders for his seat – Chris Dybevick and Mike Kuhle, who is currently a council member for Ward 2.

In Ward 1, council member incumbent Ron Wood is facing Larry Janssen. Ward 2 is filled with all newcomers – Chad Cummings, Michael Harmon, Rodolfo Martinez and Jeanene Townswick.


Gov. Dayton hopes to announce summit details during Worthington pheasant opener

WORTHINGTON – Gov. Mark Dayton said he is hoping to make an announcement about the date and location of his proposed pheasant summit during the Governors Pheasant Hunting Opener this weekend in Worthington.

“I’m excited about this trip to Worthington. I originated these hunts three years ago – this will be the fourth - and they are really growing in popularity,” Dayton said. “I hear the pheasant population there is up.”


Receiving Hours Extended

With harvest here, Poet will have extended harvest hours
Extended Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Minnesota Soybean Processors of Brewster will also have extended receiving hours
Extended Hours

  • Monday-Saturday: 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

October 6 news

WORTHINGTON – Worthington City Administrator Craig Clark has been offered the position of city administrator for the city of Austin. On Saturday, the Austin City Council voted 5-1, with one member voting no and another abstaining, to offer the vacant position to Clark.

The council members spoke highly of Clark and the skills he would bring to the table, especially in the areas of economic development and his working relationship with state agencies. Next, Clark will begin contract negotiations with Austin’s city attorney and resources director.