November 26 news

WORTHINGTON — All federal, state, county and city offices in Worthington will be closed Thursday for Thanksgiving Day. All Worthington financial institutions will be closed Thursday, but will reopen for regular business on Friday. The Worthington Post Office will be closed Thursday, and there will be no mail delivery. Regular hours will resume Friday.

The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Office will be closed both Thursday and Friday. The Nobles County Library will be closed Thursday and Friday for the holiday and will be closed Saturday for maintenance.


Holiday Receiving Hours

In recognition of Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 27th, the Minnesota Soybean Processors will not have bean receiving for either Thursday, November 27th and Friday the 28th.

Poet Biorefining in Ashton will not have receiving on Thursday, November 27th but will resume normal hours Friday the 28th.


AgStar Fund for Rural America Winners

The 2014 AgStar Fund Emergency Response Grant Program recipients have been announced! Congratulations to the following area recipients


Deadline for military letters fast approaching for Minnesota Story Stones

WORTHINGTON – Time is running out for people to submit excerpts from correspondence sent between military members and their families to the Nobles County Veterans Service Office.

Designed to honor the families of active and veteran members of the military, the Minnesota Military Family Tribute will be the first of its kind in the nation. Poised on the grounds of the Minnesota State Capitol Mall, the Tribute will thank those who have made, and continue to make, sacrifices here at home.


Latest Iowa Girls Basketball Rankings (11-20-14)

The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union has released their first Girls Basketball Rankings of the season

Class 1A
1. Burlington Notre Dame
2. Colo-Nesco
3. Bedford
4. Grand View Christian
5. Kingsley-Pierson
6. Marquette Catholic
7. Fremont Mills
8. Newell-Fonda
9. Iowa Valley
10. Rockford
11. Central Lyon
12. Exira-EHK
13. Murray
14. Paton-Churdan
15. Tripoli

Class 2A
1. Western Christian
2. Unity Christian
3. North-Linn
4. Des Moines Christian
5. South Central Calhoun
6. IKM-Manning
7. Dike-New Hartford
8. Fort Dodge Saint Edmond


Latest Minnesota Boys Basketball Rankings (11-20-14)

The first Minnesota Boys Basketball Rankings have been released by Minnesota Basketball News, a statewide basketball publication

Class A
1. Minneapolis North
2. Rushford-Peterson
3. Maranatha
4. Canby
5. Fond du Lac Ojibwe
6. Dawson-Boyd
7. Battle Lake
8. United South Central
9. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove-City
10. Browerville

Class 2A
1. Caledonia
2. Redwood Valley
3. Saint Cloud Cathedral
4. Braham
5. Saint Paul Academy
6. Annandale
7. Waseca
8. Barnum
9. Minnehaha Academy
10. Crosby-Ironton

Class 3A
1. DeLaSalle
2. Saint Paul Johnson


Siouxland Volleyball All-Conference Teams

The Siouxland Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Volleyballl teams.

1st Team All-Conference
* Madison Beaver, Sioux Center, Sr
* Sarah Halse, Central Lyon, Sr
* Sami Kleinwolterink, Sheldon, Sr
* Tarah Meyer, West Lyon, Sr
* Courtney Schafer, Boyden-Hull, Sr
Jill Vander Plaats, Sioux Center, Sr
Angel Rasmussen, Central Lyon, Sr
Alyssa Brown, MOC-FV, Sr
*unanimous selection

2nd Team All-Conference
Paige Boote, West Lyon, Sr
Kati Kneifl, Sheldon, Sr
Ivy Sieperda, Central Lyon, Sr
Ashley Boer, Central Lyon, So


Weber pleads guilty to criminal vehicular homicide

LUVERNE - A plea agreement for the South Dakota man who was making a cell phone banking transaction while driving when he fatally struck Andrea Boeve of Steen on her a bicycle calls for the felony conviction to eventually be erased from his record, the prosecutor said Tuesday.

Christopher Weber, age 25 a member of the South Dakota National Guard, will be sentenced in Rock County District Court on Dec. 8 to 360 days in jail spread over three years and 300 hours of community service.


Nobles County chosen for Blandin Broadband Communities program

WORTHINGTON – During Tuesday morning’s Nobles County Commissioner meeting, Administrator Tom Johnson announced that the application put together by a subcommittee of the NEON group was selected for the Blandin Broadband Communities (BBC) program.

Blandin Broadband Communities builds on the success of the Demonstration Community component of the Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities (MIRC) program, which was funded by federal grant dollars and administered by the foundation.