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September 23 news


WORTHINGTON – The Nobles County Commissioners set the not-to-exceed levy at 7.86 percent on Tuesday morning, which County Administrator Tom Johnson said is higher than some of the neighboring counties and lower than others. The budget committee plans to get together and go over all of the figures and another work session is being planned before the final levy is certified in December. The proposed levy, which is currently at $12,968,385, can be lowered before it finalized, but not raised.

According to Johnson, the biggest impacts on the budget this year are a county vehicle that...

September 22 news


WORTHINGTON – Worthington royalty was crowned Monday at the high school – the homecoming king and queen for 2015 are Tony Lopez and Patricia Marin, who will represent Worthington High School during all of the activities this week.

The rest of the homecoming court consists of Allie Bruns, Arleny Campillo, Emma Gerber, Morgan LeBrun, Olivia Petersen, Tom Hanselmann, Cameron Jenson, Erik Landgaard, Christopher Mayorga and Torey Rogers.

There are dress up days each week. Today is Around the World Day; Wednesday is Country Western Day; Thursday is Class Color Day; and Friday is...

September 21 news


WORTHINGTON - The West Central High School Marching Trojans of Hartford, SD claimed the top prize among competing Class A bands in the competition at the King Turkey Day Grand Parade. Led by director Danny Eye, West Central earned 207.5 points, while Murray County Central came in second with 168 and Tracy High School followed with 133. West Central also rated tops for the People’s Choice Award, Outstanding Drum Majors, Outstanding Winds, Outstanding Drum Line and Outstanding Color Guard.

Among Class B competitors, the Fulda High School Raiders clinched first with 174.5 points,...

Paycheck takes the first heat of the Great Gobbler Gallop


WORTHINGTON – While there have been tighter races and there have been faster races, Saturday’s Great Gobbler Gallop was certainly exciting, with Worthington’s Paycheck running away with the first leg at a time of 1 minute, 34.97 seconds to Cuero’s Ruby Begonia time of 1 minute, 36.09 seconds.

Neither team had any touches or penalties, leaving a scant 1.12 second difference – and as the old saying goes between the two teams, “It ain’t over ‘til October,” which is when the second leg of the Great Gobbler Gallop will take place in Texas.

Both birds – and teams – ran a great...

More King Turkey Day fun for the weekend


WORTHINGTON – King Turkey Day events continue Saturday bright and early, so be prepared for a day full of fun. Here are a few highlights from the schedule.

The YMCA 5K Family Fun Walk starts in downtown Worthington at 8:30 a.m., and the free pancake breakfast starts at the fire station on Second Avenue at 9 a.m. and runs through noon. If pancakes aren’t what you’re after, the food vendors in the downtown area open at 10 a.m.

Over at the fairgrounds, inflatables and carnival games start up at 10 a.m. and the food vendors open up at 11 a.m.

A Horseshoe Doubles Tournament...

KTD events will move foward


WORTHINGTON – With today’s rain, the King Turkey Day Board of Directors is keeping an eye on the forecast and keeping Radio Works updated as best they can.

While they had decided at one point to cancel a few activities, they have now opted to move forward with them, so all scheduled events will continue as planned.

September 18 news


WORTHINGTON – During Thursday night’s King Turkey Day mixer at Pioneer Village, Bob Ludlow was named as the 2015 parade marshal, and Bruce Viessman was given the title of Honorary Turkey.

Viessman is a former King Turkey Day Board president. The Honorary Turkey is named as someone who has volunteered time and effort over the years for King Turkey Day. The title started being bestowed in 1993.

Ludlow is the founder of Bedford Industries. King Turkey Day Parade Marshals began in 1973, the same year as the Great Gobbler Gallop.

A wooden turkey with a patriotic theme was...

A notice from the Worthington Police Department


WORTHINGTON -The Worthington Police Department will be posting an area near the Worthington Post Office as a “NO PARKING” zone this Saturday. The zone is needed to allow USPS mail operations at the Worthington USPS site. There will be “NO PARKING” signs posted on Paulson and 11st Street from Saturday morning through mid-afternoon. Any cars parked in violation will be towed at the owner’s expense.

September 17 news


WORTHINGTON – Nobles County is asking for public input during initial stages of a building master plan to assist in creative and innovative ideas for the future of the Nobles County National Guard Armory Building. There will be a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 in the Farmers Room at the Government Center. Tours will be conducted of the existing facility from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the meeting.

According to information from County Administrator Tom Johnson, the first portion of the meeting will be to brainstorm ideas for the building use over the long term. The second...

September 16 news


WORTHINGTON – Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle on Tuesday morning visited the Ecumen Meadows to proclaim the week of September 13 -19 as Assisted Living Week 2015 in Worthington, with the theme Nourishing Life: Mind, Body and Spirit.

In the proclamation, residents of the assisted living communities are commended as active participants of the Worthington community, offering their wisdom, life experiences and skills. Their past contributions continue to be a vital part of the city’s history, the document proclaims, and their future participation deepens the community.

Kuhle told...