August 17 news

WORTHINGTON – James Lee Miller pleaded not guilty to criminal vehicular homicide and criminal vehicular operation in Nobles County District Court last week, and also to the lesser charges of reckless driving and careless driving. The charges stem from a fatal crash from Sept. 19, 2014 at the intersection of Nobles County 35 and Minnesota 264 that caused the death of Charles Luze, age 49, of Sioux Falls, S.D. and injured Luze’s son, Samuel.

August 14 news

WORTHINGTON - Bituminous overlay work on Nobles Street from near Ash Road to CSAH 5 has been scheduled to begin Monday, according to the City of Worthington Engineering Department.

Limited street and driveway access will be allowed. There will be traffic interruptions along with restricted driving lanes and restricted parking at various times. Driveway access interruptions of about fifteen minutes will occur mostly during the bituminous overlay placement and cooling time.

Through traffic should avoid the work area and use alternate routes until the work is completed.

August 13 news

WORTHINGTON –The Prairie View Long Range Planning Committee will recommend to the Worthington City Council that the 130-acre course be decommissioned and that the maximum water quality and best management practices be built throughout the site.

The committee, made up of two council members and six members of the general public, approved the motion to support the recommendation Wednesday morning on a 5 – 3 vote. A vote to add some best management practices while retaining a 9-hole course had just failed on a vote of 3 – 4, with council member Mike Harmon abstaining for no stated reason.

Jami Jam Poker Run to support Camp High Hopes

OKOBOJI, Iowa – The fourth annual Jami Jam Poker Run will be on Saturday, August 22, in its charitable support of mental health and disability causes. Organizer Jeremy Thielen has selected Camp High Hopes in Sioux City, Iowa as the recipient of the funds raised. Camp High Hopes offers traditional camp experiences to intellectually and physically disabled.

Thielen started the Jami Jam Poker Run in honor of his sister Jami, who began experiencing symptoms of mental illness her sophomore year of high school and passed away in 2012.

Long range committee approves recomendation to decommission Prairie View Golf Course

WORTHINGTON - The Prairie View Golf Course Long Range Planning Committee approved a motion Wednesday morning to recommend to the Worthington City Council that the course be decommissioned and that maximum water quality construction get underway to remove Total Suspended Solids and Total Phosphorus.

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Aug 12 news

WORTHINGTON – New this year at the Nobles County Fair, a camper will be set up at the fairgrounds from Wednesday through Sunday for mothers to have a comfortable, private area for breastfeeding. The trailer will be stationed between the Grandstand and Pioneer Village. The camper is being provided by Southwest Wholesale RV of Sheldon, Iowa, coordinated with Nobles County Community Services Public Health Unit.

August 11 news

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WORTHINGTON – A reminder, 10th Street in downtown Worthington will be closed from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. for Cruisin' Downtown. All vehicles must be moved off of the street by 2 p.m.

The event begins at 4 p.m. All participating cars, trucks, tractors and motorcycles should be brought in through the 5th Avenue side and will be directed from there.

Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation presents check to District 518 for golf teams

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WORTHINGTON – During the Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Golf Tournament in July, two member of the Worthington High School Boys’ Golf Team stationed themselves at Hole 6 and offered each golfer a chance a bit of an advantage. For a small fee, Will Mulder or Ben Koepsel would tee off for them from a better location. The foundation then matched the money that was raised.

On Monday morning, foundation executive director Jeff Rotert presented District 518 Athletic Director Josh Dale with a check for $1,290 to go to the boys’ and girls’ golf teams.

August 10 news

FULDA — The Murray County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred at Brian’s Supper Club on the evening of Aug. 4 or early morning of Aug. 5. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Murray County Sheriff’s Office at 507-836-6168.

UPDATE: Semi rolls at roundabout

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WORTHINGTON - A semi truck and trailer headed north on US 60 rolled at the Nobles County 35 roundabout this morning at approximately 8 a.m., according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The driver, 37-year-old Bezpyatko Lyubov of Schiller Park, Illinois, was not hurt in the crash, but her passenger, 35-year-old Hromyak Ihor, also of Schiller Park, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was taken to Sanford Worthington Medical Center.

The state patrol report says Lyubov lost control of the 2012 Volvo semi and rolled. The semi was totaled.