Murray County Board Chair John Giese dies at 79

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SLAYTON – Murray County Commissioner John Giese died early Sunday morning at his home in Slayton. Giese, who was 79, had served on the Murray County Board since 2007 and was the current Chairman.

His term was to end Jan 1, 2015, and due to health issues, he did not run for re-election.


MCAC Football All-Division Teams

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their 2014 All-Division Football Teams

Minnesota West had 5 players earn First Team All-Division honors in DE Michael Garcia, QB Colin Brons, WR Elliot Oldham, OL William Norwood and OL Treyvon Reed.

The Bluejays had 5 more players earn Second Team All-Division honors in LB Rick Thomas, RB Anthony Love, DB Donovan Jackson, DL Damarco Kaigler and RB Thomas Timmons.

And 5 more Minnesota West Bluejays were Honorable Mention All-Division selections in LB Dan Devivo, LB Zach Kempema, DE Tyler Knox, TE Connor Kunkel and LB Tyree Bell.


Thursday's high speed pursuit ends in arrest

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WORTHINGTON – Charges have filed in Nobles County District Court against Majuang Thomas Ojulu after a high speed chase that took place Thursday out of Worthington and into Rock County.


S-O FFA Fruit Sales

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Don't miss out on the Sibley-Ocheyedan 2014 Fruit Sales! Contact the Ag Department at 712.754.7234 or bgottlob@thegenerals.org on or by Monday, November 17th!

Be sure to ask about the special Elk sticks available as well!


Boever signs with MSU-Mankato

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Worthington Trojan senior Ana Boever took advantage of the early-signing period on Wednesday by inking her name on a National Letter of Intent to continue her basketball career at Minnesota State University-Mankato next year.

As a sophomore Ana Boever had a scoring average of 13.8 points per game and followed that up by averaging 15.3 points per game in her junior season. Her all-around play improved significantly during her junior season as she had 130 steals (2nd best in school history for a season), and 80 blocked shots (average of 3.33 per game, 4th in school history in a season)


Big South All-Conference Volleyball Team

The Big South Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Volleyball team

West Division
All-Conference
Betsy Thompson, Senior, Worthington
Jasmine Carlson, Senior, Windom
Kaylee Burmeister, Senior, Jackson County Central
Kathryn Nasby, Senior, Jackson County Central
Rachel Johnson, Senior, Jackson County Central
Bianca Claussen, Senior, Pipestone
Taylor Kruisselbrink, Senior, Pipestone
Lauren Hanson, Senior, Redwood Valley
Callie Graff, Senior, Marshall
Abby Louwagie, Junior, Marshall
Marah Mulso, Junior, Marshall
Lexi Saugstad, Junior, Marshall

Honorable Mention


A chat with new Worthington Police Captain Kevin Flynn

WORTHINGTON – As of 6 a.m. on Friday, Det. Sgt. Kevin Flynn has a new title – Captain Flynn. The City of Worthington announced Friday that Flynn has been named the Captain of the Worthington Police Department.

Flynn, who served as the interim Police Chief after the retirement of Chief Mike Cumiskey, is a 23-year veteran of the department and will act as second-in-command to Chief Troy Appel, who was appointed to that position in September.


Kevin Flynn named captain of Worthington Police Department

The Civil Service Commission met Thursday to interview internal candidates for the open position of Captain with the Worthington Police Department. Following the interviews the Commission made its recommendation and a final selection led to the appointment of Kevin Flynn, a twenty-three year veteran of the Department.


Minnesota Volleyball Coaches Association's All-State Volleyball Teams

The Minnesota High School Volleyball Coaches Association has released their 2014 All-State Volleyball Teams

A few area players made the All-State Teams this season as Heron Lake-Okabena's Courtney Place has been named a Class A 1st Team All-State Selection. In Class 2A, Jackson County Central's Kaylee Burmeister and Kathryn Nasby were both 1st Team All-State Selections. Burmeister was also chosen as a finalist for the Ms. Baden Volleyball Award for Player of the Year in the State. Samantha Seliger Swenson of Hopkins was the winner of Ms. Baden Volleyball this year


Red Rock All-Conference Volleyball Team

The Red Rock Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Volleyball Team

ALL-CONFERENCE
Courtney Place, 12, HLO
Rachel Mathias, 12, HLO
Andrea Hinkeldey, 11, HLO
Kailey Wendland, 12, HLO
Hailey Schumacher, 11, HLO
Savannah Tinklenberg, 12, SWC
Sydney Esselink, 12, SWC
Tianna Top, 12, SWC
Ann Pater, 11, SWC
Jade Giese, 12, MCC
Sierra Van Iperen, 12, MCC
Mallory Loosbrock, 10, MCC
Rachel Kedl, 10, RRC
Mikaela Smith, 11, RRC
Olivia Bittner, 11, RRC
Cassidy Mischke, 10, WWG
Abby Herding, 11, WWG
Madison Fick, 12, HBC
Hattie Van Wyhe, 12, HBC