TEA, SD – The South Dakota House of Representatives Thursday approved Governor Dennis Daugaard’s Omnibus Water Bill (S.B. 173). The South Dakota Senate previously approved the bill, so it is now onto the governor’s desk for signature.
WORTHINGTON - Minnesota West Community & Technical College Theatre program will present “Godspell,” based on The Gospel according to St. Matthew.
Boasting a score with chart topping songs, Godspell was the first major musical theater offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz and it took the world by storm. Led by the international hit, “Day By Day,” Godspell features such beloved songs as “Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,” “All Good Gifts” and “By My Side.”
WORTHINGTON – The Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation on Thursday awarded a matching grant to Project Morning Star, a transitional residential facility for people with addictions.
Health Care Foundation Executive Director Jeffrey Rotert said Project Morning Start fit the foundation’s mission of providing health and education to people in the area. The total amount of the check, with the $30,000 from the foundation, was for $60,567.69.
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Police are looking for a suspect following an armed robbery at a bank in eastern Sioux Falls Thursday morning.
Dacotah Bank on E. 10th Street was robbed at gunpoint around 11:15 a.m. The suspect allegedly entered the bank, raised a handgun, and demanded money.
The suspect is reportedly wearing a black ski mask between 30 to 40 years old, 6' tall and weighs 200 pounds. Witnesses say he had a Middle Eastern accent. Police consider the suspect armed and dangerous.
WORTHINGTON - The Minnesota West Lady Jay fan club is moving forward with a charter bus to the basketball tournament in Pennsylvania, and there are spots still available for anyone interested. At last count, 30 people had signed up, which makes the cost of the bus ride $285 per person. The more people who sign up for the bus, the more the price will go down. Each person is responsible for booking their own hotel, which is within walking distance of the tournament facility. Anyone interested in signing up for the trip, please contact Lynette Thompson at 507-842-5536.
WORTHINGTON – Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday once again tabled any decisions on the stairs in the government center, this time so they could get more information from the low bidder, Wilcon. Steve Johnson, of Vetter-Johnson Architects, has been in contact with the company, who said they are looking for ways to cut costs on the project.
WORTHINGTON – The Worthington Water and Light Commission discussed the possibility of a non-essential water ban Monday, but as of yet, nothing has been put in place. This time around, there has been talk of implementing a ban in stages, according to Worthington Public Utilities Manager Scott Hain, because the wells are two feet, two inches below average, but not at critical stages.
Discussed were phases in water restrictions, such as odd/even lawn irrigation, attended watering, limited hours of watering, or a total ban on non-essential use. No action was taken on the matter.
WORTHINGTON — Sanford Worthington Medical Center has announced that Reed Fricke has recently become the director of Outpatient and Ancillary Services, which encompasses the departments of Laboratory, Imaging, Rehabilitation, Respiratory Care and Ambulance Services.
Fricke earned his bachelor of science in radiation sciences degree in 2006 from University of Nebraska Medical Center. He also earned his master’s in business administration from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2010.
WORTHINGTON - The City of Worthington is currently in the process of developing an Active Living Plan to help make the city more pedestrian friendly. The first public meeting will be at 5:15 p.m. March 19 at the Worthington Fire Hall, 830 2nd Ave, Worthington. During this meeting, local issues and concerns regarding walking and biking will be discussed. This information will be summarized and will help create potential goals that will be discussed at the second public meeting. Public participation is a critical component of the plan.
WORTHINGTON – A fifth candidate for the Worthington City Administrator job has been identified as Greg Boe, the Senior Community Development Specialist in Scott County.