Farm 40 On Us

5th Annual Farm 40 On Us is ON!

If you're an area farmer, we want to honor YOU!

It's the 5th year of Farm 40 on Us, brought to you by US 95 and AM 730 KWOA. For area farmers, all you had to do is own/rent and operate 40 acres of farm ground, sign up, and be entered to win a huge grand prize! Be sure to tune into US 95 and AM 730 KWOA to find out where you can sign up via your participating sponsors.

2015 Farm 40 Registration Box Locations

January 26-30

Ice Derby posponed due to ice conditions, other Winterfest events to take place

WORTHINGTON – Due to unsafe ice conditions, the Southwest Minnesota Fishing Club Club has postponed today’s Ice Derby.

According to Chad Cummings, if conditions improve in the next few weeks the Derby will take place at a later date. Cummings said the landings are the cause for concern. A hard house and ATV broke through at a landing Friday evening, making one of the two landings unusable and unsafe.

“We do not want to subject the other to high traffic and have it fail with today’s forecasted temp close to 30 degrees,” Cummings explained.

Winterfest Royalty crowned, chili cook-off winners named

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WORTHINGTON – Friday night festivities at the Worthington Event Center for the Winterfest Kick-Off Event were a fun success.

Crowned Winterfest 2015 Queen was Lauren Martin of Brewster. Lauren, age 16, is the daughter of Ted and Sarah Martin and a junior at Worthington High School.
On her application, Lauren said she likes winter because of the change of season and anticipation of the first snow. She admits she also looks forward each year to winter styles and fashions.

January 30 news

WORTHINGTON – It’s time for the Winterfest Kick-Off event, which is tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Worthington Event Center. Red Hot Chili Cook-Off contestants can get into the venue at 3 p.m. and need to have a sample of their chili ready for the judges by 4:30 p.m.

The public is invited to come out and try different chili entries. At last count, there were 14 contestants. The public can vote on both the chili and the contestants’ creativity in decorating their booths.

Developer hopes for spring theater construction

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WORTHINGTON - Brian Pellowski of PBK Investments unveiled elevation drawings and floor plans of the future movie theater Thursday during the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corporation annual meeting, stating it will be at the site of the old K-Mart building. His hope, he said, is to begin construction by April or May.

DNR postpones launch of mandatory boater training program

MINNESOTA - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will postpone the new aquatic invasive species training and trailer decal program that was due to launch at the end of the month while legislators consider changes to the program.

Under a law passed by the state Legislature in 2012, anyone trailering a boat or water-related equipment such as docks and lifts in Minnesota is required to take aquatic invasive species training and display a decal on their trailer. The effective date is July 1, 2015.

Winterfest Medallion found by repeat super-sleuth Kelly Nelson

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WORTHINGTON – It may be some kind of a new record, but the Winterfest Medallion was found after just two clues this year by Kelly Nelson, who also found the medallion last year!

If there is one thing that Kelly has learned in her first year of marriage, it is that she should not always listen to her husband. During a conversation earlier in the day Tuesday, CJ Nelson told his wife he was pretty sure the medallion was at Orchard Knoll because the second clue mentioned fall produce.

Will Mulder signs with Dordt

On Monday night, Worthington Trojan Senior Will Mulder committed to continue both his basketball and golf careers with the Dordt Defenders, a 4-year school based in Sioux Center (IA)

Mulder talked about why he chose Dordt

“They have my major. I like Ag. Not to mention their basketball program is top notch. I like how Ross Douma runs his team, runs the program. It’s all-around good.”

Buddy Holly

Buddy – the Buddy Holly Story is at the Sioux City Orpheum Theatre on Wednesday, March 25th! Tickets are on sale, ranging from $42.35 to $68 and are available online or at the Box Office.