WORTHINGTON - The West Central High School Marching Trojans of Hartford, SD claimed the top prize among competing Class A bands in the competition at the King Turkey Day Grand Parade. Led by director Danny Eye, West Central earned 207.5 points, while Murray County Central came in second with 168 and Tracy High School followed with 133. West Central also rated tops for the People’s Choice Award, Outstanding Drum Majors, Outstanding Winds, Outstanding Drum Line and Outstanding Color Guard.
Among Class B competitors, the Fulda High School Raiders clinched first with 174.5 points,...
WORTHINGTON – While there have been tighter races and there have been faster races, Saturday’s Great Gobbler Gallop was certainly exciting, with Worthington’s Paycheck running away with the first leg at a time of 1 minute, 34.97 seconds to Cuero’s Ruby Begonia time of 1 minute, 36.09 seconds.
Neither team had any touches or penalties, leaving a scant 1.12 second difference – and as the old saying goes between the two teams, “It ain’t over ‘til October,” which is when the second leg of the Great Gobbler Gallop will take place in Texas.
WORTHINGTON – King Turkey Day events continue Saturday bright and early, so be prepared for a day full of fun. Here are a few highlights from the schedule.
The YMCA 5K Family Fun Walk starts in downtown Worthington at 8:30 a.m., and the free pancake breakfast starts at the fire station on Second Avenue at 9 a.m. and runs through noon. If pancakes aren’t what you’re after, the food vendors in the downtown area open at 10 a.m.
Over at the fairgrounds, inflatables and carnival games start up at 10 a.m. and the food vendors open up at 11 a.m.
WORTHINGTON – During Thursday night’s King Turkey Day mixer at Pioneer Village, Bob Ludlow was named as the 2015 parade marshal, and Bruce Viessman was given the title of Honorary Turkey.
Viessman is a former King Turkey Day Board president. The Honorary Turkey is named as someone who has volunteered time and effort over the years for King Turkey Day. The title started being bestowed in 1993.
Ludlow is the founder of Bedford Industries. King Turkey Day Parade Marshals began in 1973, the same year as the Great Gobbler Gallop.
WORTHINGTON -The Worthington Police Department will be posting an area near the Worthington Post Office as a “NO PARKING” zone this Saturday. The zone is needed to allow USPS mail operations at the Worthington USPS site. There will be “NO PARKING” signs posted on Paulson and 11st Street from Saturday morning through mid-afternoon. Any cars parked in violation will be towed at the owner’s expense.
WORTHINGTON – Nobles County is asking for public input during initial stages of a building master plan to assist in creative and innovative ideas for the future of the Nobles County National Guard Armory Building. There will be a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29 in the Farmers Room at the Government Center. Tours will be conducted of the existing facility from 4 to 6 p.m. prior to the meeting.
According to information from County Administrator Tom Johnson, the first portion of the meeting will be to brainstorm ideas for the building use over the long term. The second...
WORTHINGTON – Worthington Mayor Mike Kuhle on Tuesday morning visited the Ecumen Meadows to proclaim the week of September 13 -19 as Assisted Living Week 2015 in Worthington, with the theme Nourishing Life: Mind, Body and Spirit.
In the proclamation, residents of the assisted living communities are commended as active participants of the Worthington community, offering their wisdom, life experiences and skills. Their past contributions continue to be a vital part of the city’s history, the document proclaims, and their future participation deepens the community.
WORTHINGTON – While Stacie Nagel and Lydia Mick may not be professional detectives, their tenacity certainly gave them an edge over the competition this year. After just two clues had been released in the King Turkey Day Medallion Hunt, they used their lunch hour to go on a quest.
The second clue very plainly stated the medallion was in a park, but as Lydia pointed out during an interview at the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday afternoon, there are more than 20 of them in the city. Taking a closer look at the clues, the two women decided to start first with Hogan Park,...