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

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

Big South Conference Girls Soccer All-Conference Teams

The Big South Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Girls Soccer Teams

Worthington had two players All-Conference Honorable Mention honors this season in senior Ana Castillo and Monica Duron

Big South Conference
All-Conference First Team
Marta Springer, 12, St. Peter
Sierra Schultz, 12, Fairmont
Breanna Karsten, 10, Waseca
Halla Dontje Lindell, 12, St. Peter
Emily Gaspar, 12, Mankato Loyola
Kristin Hansen, 11, Fairmont
Sally Morrow, 12, St. Peter
Sierra Schrader, 12, Fairmont
Katerina Vetter, 11, Mankato Loyola
Elizabeth Strand, 11, Waseca

Big South Conference Boys Soccer All-Conference Team

The Big South Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Boys Soccer Teams

Worthington had two players selected the All-Conference First Team in seniors Jesus Ordaz and Angel Sanchez. The Trojans had two players selected to the All-Conference Second Team in seniors Andrew Johnson and Roque Soto and Worthington had four players collect All-Conference Honorable Mention consideration in senior Rogelio Guitierrez Jr., sophomore Ivan Rodriguez and freshmen Ricky Ibarra and Edwin Hernandez

All-Conference First Team
Jesus Ordaz, 12, WORTHINGTON
Angel Sanchez, 12, WORTHINGTON

Big South Conference Girls Tennis All-Conference Team

The Big South Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Girls Tennis Team this season

Worthington senior Brianna Kempema earned All-Conference Honorable Mention in the West Division this season

West Division
Julia Boeve, 12, St. James Area
Kynzie Smedsrud, 12, Luverne
Stef Janke, 12, Marshall
Ahnna Malecek, 12, Redwood Valley
Aubrey Eckstrom, 11, St. James Area
Ashley Frederickson, 10, St. James Area
Hollie Peterson, 11, St. James Area
Alyssa Lueck, 12, Redwood Valley
Danielle Kneip, 12, Luverne
Mckenzi Wenninger, 12, Luverne

Honorable Mention

Big South Conference Boys and Girls Cross Country All-Conference Teams

The Big South Conference has released their 2014 All-Conference Cross Country Teams.

The Worthington Trojans had 4 runners earn All-Conference Honorable Mention Honors in Seniors Matt Jirele and Alicia Darling and Juniors Amanuel Fissiha and Meredith Moore

Big South Conference
Boys Cross Country All-Conference Team
Michael Suda, 9, Pipestone
Marshall Quast, 11, Redwood Valley
Michael Ankeny, 12, Blue Earth Area
Drew Weis, 12, Luverne
Ethan Marshall, 12, Luverne
John Irwin, 10, Windom Area
Zach Vaske, 11, Blue Earth Area

MCAC All-Southern Division Volleyball team

The Minnesota College Athletic Conference has released their 2014 All-Southern Division Volleyball Team.

Minnesota West had 3 players earn All-Southern Division 2nd team honors in sophomores Kristen Anderson and Morgan Harberts along with freshman Becca Linder. The Minnesota West Lady Jays finished the regular season with a 9-10 overall record, but finished 7-5 in Southern Division play and earned the #3 seed in the Region 13A Tournament and will face #2 Ridgewater in a Region semifinal on Friday in Rochester

1st Team
Brianna Atkins, Rochester, Sophomore

PurNet breaks ground on new facility in Worthington

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WORTHINGTON – Representatives from the city of Worthington, Nobles County and the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Worthington Regional Economic Development Corporation, gathered with Darlene Vortherms Wednesday to break ground on what will be the new home of PurNet, Inc.

Vortherms told the crowd gathered that she was glad her company was staying in Worthington. She said she hopes to have moved in by May 1 and is hoping for a warm spring.