October 21 news

WORTHINGTON – The Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday approved three conditional use permits. The first was for expansion of an existing feedlot to over 1,000 animal units in grand Prairie Township for Curt Schilling of Ellsworth. The existing facility, plus the new project will have a total maximum capacity of 4,800 finishing hogs, which equals 1,440 animal units.

October 20 news

WORTHINGTON – Residential water usage has declined, according to Worthington Public Utilities Manager Scott Hain. During a meeting Monday with the Water and Light Board, Hain said usage in the residential sector is down 2.3 percent in the month of September from where it was a year ago, and has been declining in the past eight to ten years. Industrial use, however, is up, he said.

October 19 news

WORTHINGTON — The American Cancer Society will offer its “Look Good … Feel Better” program from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at Sanford Health Cancer Center, 1018 Sixth Avenue, Worthington.

Guided by a volunteer cosmetologist, female cancer patients who participate in the class will learn how to use makeup and skincare techniques to overcome the appearance-related effects of chemotherapy and radiation.

October 16 news

WORTHINGTON – A Worthington man is accused of cutting another man with a fillet knife during an altercation last weekend. Javier Antonio Orellana-Lopez, age 26, is charged in Nobles County District Court with first-degree burglary and two counts of second-degree assault.

October 15 news

WORTHINGTON – A lawsuit filed against Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening and his staff by the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota for allegedly violating Jose Lopez Orellana’s Fourth and 14th Amendment constitutional rights asks that the courts order the sheriff’s office to stop honoring Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainers.

October 14 news

WORTHINGTON – The Haunted Ghost Town Halloween party at the Nobles County Library will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m., noon to 1:30 p.m. and 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday and noon to 1:30 and 2 to 3:30 Friday.

Please call to register for a time at 295-5340. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.

WORTHINGTON — Project Morning Star is having a MEA Weekend Rummage Sale at Lakeside Church. Donations are still needed and may be dropped off at the church Thursday morning. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday.

Arrest made in Fairmont terroristic threat case

FAIRMONT - An anonymous threat via an internet application called Yik Yak has resulted in the arrest of a 17-year-old male from Cottonwood County, according to the Fairmont Police Department.

Fairmont schools had extra security Monday after a terroristic threat was received Saturday. The non-specific threat did not reference a specific school or community, but was toward a school and said it would take place Monday.

October 13 news

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington City Council on Monday voted unanimously to deny a proposal from American Reformed Church, which had offered to sell a portion of their property for the sole purpose of establishing a new neighborhood park. The Park and Recreation Advisory Board had voted to move forward with the acquisition of the parcel, but the council rejected the idea.

PM Beef to close in Windom

WINDOM – PM Beef in Windom is closing its facility, according to a letter sent to city officials.

The Cottonwood Citizen Online stated Monday afternoon an official request for correspondence to the City of Windom resulted in obtaining a letter addressed to Windom Mayor Corey Maricle stating PM Beef will be closing the facility located at 2850 Minnesota 60 in Windom as of December 11, 2015. The action, the letter states, is expected to be permanent.

The plant currently employs more than 260 workers.

October 12 news

CUERO, Texas – It’s October and it’s all over… until next year. Worthington’s Paycheck put a stop to any chance of a four-peat on the part of Cuero’s Ruby Begonia during the second leg of the Great Gobbler Gallop Saturday by strutting his stuff with a respectable time of 1 minute, 2.36 seconds.