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July 1 news


WORTHINGTON - Nominations from county residents are now being sought for the 2015 Outstanding Senior Citizen Award for Nobles County. The award recognizes outstanding senior citizens who have contributed their time and talent to benefit their community after reaching the age of 65. They will be honored at the Nobles County Fair on Thursday, August 13 at 4:45 p.m. prior to the Franny Farmer Show.

Official nomination forms are available by contacting the Chamber of Commerce at 507-372-2919 or the Center for Active Living at 507-376-6457. Nomination forms can also be picked up at...

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LoVan makes brief court appearance


WORTHINGTON – Chim LoVan, who is accused of stabbing 19-year-old Blue Thyboualoy June 19 in Worthington, made his first appearance in Nobles County District Court Tuesday with his public defender Louis Kuchera.

LoVan, age 46, was charged June 22 with second-degree murder and second-degree assault. Thyboualoy, who was stabbed shortly after 3 a.m., did not seek medical attention at the time of the alleged assault. Authorities were alerted to a man who had been assaulted at approximately 6 p.m. that evening, and Thyboualoy named “Monkey,” LoVan’s alias, as his attacker.


Great Life Golf teams up with All Day Fore Africa for annual golf event


At a press conference Monday night at the Worthington Country Club, Great Life Malaska Golf & Fitness announced their partnership with All Day Fore Africa for the 6th annual event to be held at the Worthington Country Club on Monday, July 13th

This year’s mission is named Abana, which in Rwanda means kids. The goal is to raise $40,000 which will help produce, manage and provide a nutritious meal 2 days a week for a year to 863 kids in two schools in Kibeho, located in Southern Rwanda in Africa

In the past, golfers teamed up to golf 100 holes to help raise money from the...

June 30 news


MOUNTAIN LAKE – Two people were injured during a collision on Minnesota 60 near Mountain Lake Monday evening, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. At approximately 5:43 p.m., Avery Herrig, age 25, of Windom, was westbound on Minnesota 60 in a 2010 Jeep Wrangler with passenger Rachel Herrig, age 22. Also westbound was Jibril Rahmeto, age 31, of Minneapolis, in a 2011 Freightliner. The two vehicles collided, totaling the Jeep. Avery Herrig sustained serious injuries and was taken to a hospital in Sioux Falls. Rachel Herrig received non-life threatening injuries and was brought to the...

Carol Hieronimus chosen as Sanford Network Employee of the Year


WORTHINGTON – It isn’t nice to tell a fib, but sometimes the end does justify the means. Especially when it’s the only way to surprise someone in a really great way.

That is exactly what happened to Carol Hieronimus Monday – she had the day off work, but was unexpectedly called in to Sanford Clinic, where she has worked as a nurse since 2008. She had taken the day off because she had family in town and was planning to go out to lunch with them.

Instead, they came to her, along with quite a few other people. She wasn’t actually needed at work. It was a fib. Hieronimus was...

June 29 news


HILLS – A Sioux Falls man suffered serious injuries when his 2004 Chevrolet Venture van left the roadway and rolled in the early morning hours on Sunday. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Obede Bikorimana, 27, of Sioux Falls, SD, was eastbound on Interstate 90 near mile marker 3 in his van when it left the roadway to the right and rolled into the ditch, causing him serious injury. He was taken to the Sanford Sioux Falls Trauma Center. The van was totaled.

WORTHINGTON – The Nobles County Relay For Life is now at approximately $54,000 of their $57,000 goal of 2015 after this...

Renowned wrestler Dan Gable to speak at King Turkey Day


WORTHINGTON – The King Turkey Day Board of Directors has announced Dan Gable as the featured speaker for the 76th annual King Turkey Day celebration.

Gable will speak at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19th, on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Tenth Street.

Gable, a former University of Iowa Wrestling Coach from 1976 to 1997, won 15 NCAA National Wrestling Team Titles, coached 45 National Champions, 152 All-Americans and 106 Big Ten Champions. He was a three-time NCAA Coach of the Year with seven perfect seasons, nine consecutive NCAA titles, a US Olympic Head Coach and coached...

June 26 news


WINDOM - Steve Nasby, administrator for the City of Windom, was elected Thursday as the president of the League of Minnesota Cities for 2015-2016. The election took place at the League’s Annual Conference in Duluth.

Nasby has worked as the Windom city administrator since March of 2006. Prior to that, he was employed for 13 years in planning and community development in Iowa City, Iowa. Nasby has served as a member of the League’s Board of Directors since 2010, and as First Vice President in 2014-2015.

Nasby holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and government from...

Promenade on Oxford investor could be ready to name retailers within months


WORTHINGTON – Brian Pellowski isn’t quite ready to start naming names, but said this week that in the next 60 days, there will be announcements of retail tenants for Promenade on Oxford that will be “very big for the city of Worthington.”

Pellowski, owner of PBK Investments, is the developer who finally coaxed the former Northland Mall out of Mike Kohen’s neglectful clutches after he saw the potential more than two years ago in the area and in the city of Worthington.

Recently he held a contest to rename the complex and chose Promenade on Oxford, explaining that the word...