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September 18 news


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.

A wooden turkey with a patriotic theme was...

A notice from the Worthington Police Department


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.

September 17 news


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...

September 16 news


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.

Kuhle told...

Super-sleuths find medallion after two clues


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,...

September 15 news


WORTHINGTON – It’s time for Clue #2 in the King Turkey Day Medallion Hunt:

Come and solve the clues full of mystery,
So you can be part of King Turkey Day history
A park in the city's a place to begin,
Don’t get stumped and you can win!

Remember, the medallion will be on public property and is worth $100 in Chamber Checks. If you find it, turn it in to the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce at 1121 Third Avenue.

WORTHINGTON – Plan to attend the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Membership Mixer from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Pioneer Village. Your...

Windom man killed in crash while allegedly involved in police pursuit in Brookings, SD


BROOKINGS, SD – A 58-year-old Windom man died in a crash Sunday night after allegedly fleeing from a South Dakota State Trooper near Brookings.

At approximately 11:20 p.m. Sunday, the South Dakota Highway Patrol received a report of an erratic driver on Interstate 29 near the US Highway 14 bypass. The driver of a 1997 Ford Crown Victoria fled when a trooper tried to make a traffic stop.

The vehicle, driven by 58-year-old Douglas Allen Bixby of Windom, got off at the Highway 14 bypass, and turned eastbound at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour. Bixby failed to stop at the...

September 14 news


WORTHINGTON – It’s that time of year again – the fun begins as the hunt for the King Turkey Day medallion starts! The prize as always is $100 is Chamber Checks from the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce. Keep track of the clues each day by tuning in to your favorite Radio Works station or website. Here’s clue number 1:

“Turkey Town Take Down” is the theme this year,
And wrestling’s on everyone's mind,
But Paycheck would like to remind you,
There's still a medallion to find!

You won't have to dig and you won't have to climb;
Stay on public property...

September 11 news


WORTHINGTON – According to Nobles County Public Works Director Stephen Schnieder, County State Aid Highway 5, Read Avenue, located a half mile south of Worthington, will be closed Monday for the replacement of a culvert through the roadway. The project is anticipated to take four days, depending on the weather, with the roadway being open to traffic by the end of the workday Thursday, September 17.

A detour will be signed going east and south of Worthington using CSAH 35, CSAH 3 (Town Avenue) and CSAH 4 (310th Street).

WORTHINGTON – There will be an American Red Cross...

September 10 news


WORTHINGTON – Nobles Cooperative Electric on Wednesday announced that retiring General Manager Richard Burud will be replaced by Adam Tromblay, who will begin his duties Oct. 1.

Burud announced his retirement six months ago, which is when NCE began their search for his replacement. Tromblay has worked at NCE since 2007 as the member services manager. Prior to joining NCE, he worked for Farmer's Cooperative and Cenex Harvest States, Inc. in Balaton.

According to Ronald Schwartau, NCE Board President, they feel confident Tromblay is the right person to lead NCE in the future....