ROUND LAKE/BREWSTER – According to results from Round Lake-Brewster Superintendent Cornelius Smit, the vote to consolidate the two school districts passed by more than 95 percent Tuesday night. More than 60 percent of residents in the districts turned out to cast a ballot, with only 27 votes against the consolidation out of 562 voters.
ROUND LAKE/BREWSTER – According to results from Round Lake-Brewster Superintendent Cornelius Smit, the vote to consolidate the two school districts passed with more than a 95 percent result Tuesday night. More than 60 percent of residents in the districts turned out to cast a ballot, with only 27 votes against the consolidation out of 562 voters.
Both School Boards will meet on Monday at the Round Lake/Brewster High School in Round Lake to canvass the election results and certify the election results to Nobles County Auditor/Treasurer Sharon Balster.
WORTHINGTON - Water main work on Park Avenue from Oxford Street to West Clary Street is scheduled to begin today, according to the City of Worthington Engineering Department. Park Avenue will be closed to through traffic. Access to Lakehill Drive is available from the West Clary Street intersection, and will shift to the West Oxford Street intersection as work progresses. West Oxford Street at Park Avenue will be closed to through traffic for approximately two days.
JACKSON – A Lakefield man who was found dead in his vehicle Friday in Clear Lake failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway, according to information released Monday by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.
JACKSON – A Lakefield man is dead after a vehicle he was in was found submerged in Clear Lake west of Jackson. The body of 23-year-old Cassidy Voss was found when the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office was called around 6:30 p.m. Friday after receiving a report of a car accident. A vehicle was submerged in the lake and Voss was found inside the car as it was pulled out.
Details of the accident have not been released. The investigation continues.
ROUND LAKE – Residents of the Round Lake – Brewster School District are encouraged Tuesday to head to the polls and vote on whether or not to consolidate the districts into one.
WORTHINGTON – The Worthington Police Department on Wednesday investigated a report of a pick-up stolen from in front of a local business. Authorities first received a call stating a man wearing jeans and a black sweatshirt had just kicked a female resident’s front door shortly before 7 a.m. and could then be seen standing in front of a car wash on Oxford Street. A second 911 call reported a man with the same description had just stolen a pick-up from in front of Bahr Small Engine. The vehicle was recovered by the Clary Street Apartments.
WORTHINGTON – Nobles County Commissioners Tuesday approved two conditional use permits – one for Ocheda Dairy of Worthington, and one for Andy Weiss of Adrian.
Ocheda Dairy, on recommendation from the county’s planning and zoning commission, was given permission to construct an underground pipeline for liquid manure. Approximately one-half mile of underground manure pipeline will be constructed on environmentally sensitive ground, while the remainder of the pipeline will continue to be above ground at this time. The pipeline involves several sections of Bigelow Township.
SHELDON, Iowa – An early morning fire at White Wolf Web in Sheldon, Iowa destroyed the building Tuesday that prints several publications, including the Northwest Iowa Review, the Gazette-Tribune and Okoboji Magazine. The blaze, reported at 1:20 a.m., caused major damage and brought out the Sheldon Fire Department and three mutual aid departments from Ashton, Boyden and Sanborn. White Wolf Web, located at 300 Second Avenue and owned by Peter Wagner, is part of the Iowa Information Group.
WORTHINGTON – Executive Director for the Minnesota West Foundation Jim Smalley announced Monday the capital campaign for the Center for Health and Wellness on the Worthington Campus of Minnesota West has passed the $100,000 mark. The goal for the renovation and new building of the facility is $400,000.