Criminal complaint filed against former Plum Creek Library Director

WORTHINGTON – Charges were filed Friday in Nobles County District Court against Mark Ranum, the former director of the Plum Creek Library System, in connection with his personal use of the business credit card.

According to the criminal complaint, an audit from an accounting firm in September 2014 received by a Worthington Police Detective indicated several thousand dollars worth of credit card charges made by Ranum did not appear to be business expenses related to the Plum Creek Library System.

October 2 news

WORTHINGTON — OboeBass!, the duo of Carrie Vecchione (oboe/English horn) and Rolf Erdahl (double bass), will perform in a recital at 7 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center.

October 1 news

WORTHINGTON – Chim LoVan of Worthington was arraigned Wednesday in Nobles County District Court, pleading not guilty to second-degree murder and second-degree assault in the stabbing death of Blue Thyboualoy.

Thyboualoy died in June while undergoing surgery for a knife wound to his abdomen. According to the criminal complaint, he had waited more than a day to seek medical care after being stabbed, but identified his assailant as Monkey, an alias LoVan has been known by for years.

September 30 news

WORTHINGTON – Nobles County officials and some members of a core group that has been studying uses for the Armory Business Center gathered with interested members of the public Tuesday evening to discuss what other ideas might be for the building. Jeff Nelson of Falls Architecture facilitated the meeting, asking the public for their thoughts.

UPDATE: Windom roads shut down by law enforcement now reopened to all traffic

WINDOM – According to a recent Nixle alert from the Windom Police Department, Sixth Street from Miller Avenue to Drake Avenue in Windom has now been reopened to all traffic.

A standoff situation in the area was resolved shortly before noon.

WINDOM – According to the Windom Police Department, Sixth Street from Miller Avenue to Drake Avenue in Windom is closed down until further notice from law enforcement.

Officials are not offering details at this time as to why, other than stating they are handling “a situation in that area.”

September 29 news

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council on Monday authorized the preparation of two development agreements for the Promenade on Oxford project, which will enable both the council and developer Brian Pellowski to consider which option is the most beneficial for both the tax payers and PBK Investments.

September 28 news

WORTHINGTON – It’s Active Aging Week, and to keep things moving along at the Center for Active Living, Director Kris Hohensee has planned special activities for each day.

Today at 10:30 is Technology Demonstration Day – see what’s new and learn how to use the smartphone you already have. At 12:30, iDeas Computers will be at the Center to talk about the difference between tablets, laptops and desktops.

Tuesday at 7 p.m. is the Groucho Marx show at the Memorial Auditorium. Contact the box office at 376-9101 to purchase tickets and mention you’re a CAL member for a discount.

Flower Power

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce through the Community Improvement Committee is sponsoring a “Flower Power – Yard of the Week.” This week’s recipient is Brian & Marty Powers, 503 Miles Drive.

Anyone is eligible to nominate a residence or a business as a candidate for the “Flower Power – Yard of the Week.” Nominations can be made by calling the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce office at (507) 372-2919.

Speaker Boehner to resign his seat at the end of October

Speaker John A. Boehner, under intense pressure from conservatives in his party, will resign one of the most powerful positions in government and give up his House seat at the end of October, throwing Congress into chaos as it tries to avert a government shutdown.

Mr. Boehner, who was first elected to Congress in 1990, made the announcement in an emotional meeting with his fellow Republicans on Friday morning.