Railway safety improvement funded in governor's proposal include four in Pipestone

ST. PAUL – Seventy-five railway safety projects at Minnesota’s most dangerous and congested rail crossings – four in Pipestone - would be completed statewide, if a proposal from Governor Mark Dayton is passed this session. Governor Dayton today revealed a comprehensive list of those specific projects, which were compiled by experts at the Minnesota Department of Transportation and chosen based on their levels of danger and congestion.

Smith Avenue house damaged in overnight fire

WORTHINGTON – A house that suffered significant damage during an overnight fire is most likely repairable, according to Worthington Fire Chief Rick von Holt. The Worthington Fire Department was paged at 12:50 a.m. this morning to 1304 Smith Avenue for a report of a house fire.

New Competitive Section Assignments from the Minnesota State High School League

Another 2 years have passed and the Minnesota State High School League has released their new Competitive Section Assignments for the next 2 years beginning next year in 2015-2016.

For Worthington there has been a few changes, but many sports remain the same

Football: Worthington remains in Section 3AAA. There are 7 teams total in the section with two new additions, fellow Big South Conference members Jackson County Central and Luverne. The other 4 teams in the section are Fairmont, Sibley East, St. Peter and St. James Area

District 518 students preparing for Spring Sports Season

Here are a few notes for District 518 students and parents as the Spring Sports Season approaches.

For Worthington Middle School students:
Students need to have a physical and MSHSL form on file before they can participate. Fees are 30 dollars and 15 dollars for free and reduced students. Track, Baseball, Softball, Boys Tennis, & Golf will start on Monday March 23.
Parent meetings are scheduled as follows
Baseball – March 23 at 4:00pm in the MS cafeteria
Softball – March 23 at 5:00pm in the MS cafeteria

For Worthington High School Students:

Red Rock All-Conference Girls Basketball Team

The Red Rock Conference has released their 2014-2015 All-Conference Girls Basketball Team

Courtney Place, SR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Andrea Hinkeldey, JR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Kailey Wendland, SR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Sariah Cheadle, SR, Fulda
Courtney Tiesler, SR, Fulda
Elizabeth Thier, SR, Adrian
Jade Giese, SR, Murray County Central
Ann Pater, JR, Southwest Christian
Alexis Knutson, SR, Southwest Christian
Savannah Tinklenberg, SR, Southwest Christian
Tianna Top, SR, Southwest Christian
Olivia Bittner, JR, Red Rock Central
Ramsey Piotter, SO, Red Rock Central

Red Rock All-Conference Boys Basketball Team

The Red Rock Conference has released their All-Conference Boys Basketball team for the 2014-2015 season

Trey Cranston, SR, Heron Lake-Okabena
Bennett Appel, SR, Fulda
Brady Lonneman, SR, Adrian
Taylor Recker, SR, Adrian
Logan Kluis, SR, Murray County Central
Grant Everson, SR, Murray County Central
Grant Rohrer, JR, Murray County Central
Justin Kruse, SR, Ellsworth
Brevan Jasper, SR, Southwest Christian
Luke Nibbelink, SR, Southwest Christian
Jay DeBoer, SR, Southwest Christian
Braden Ellingson, SR, Hills-Beaver Creek
Carey Taubert, SR, Hills-Beaver Creek

Joint investigation in Pipestone leads to two arrests

PIPESTONE – Two search warrants were executed in the city of Pipestone Monday afternoon as the result of a joint investigation between the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force, the Pipestone County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the United States Postal Service and the High Risk Entry and Arrest Team.

Steve Robinson chosen as new Worthington City Administrator

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council on Saturday approved a motion to offer the job of city administrator to Steve Robinson, who is currently the city’s Director of Public Works.

Robinson, who has only been in his current position for six months, was one of five candidates who went through a two day process of interviews with the council, department heads and a group of community members chosen for that purpose.

South Dakota House approves Omnibus Water Bill

TEA, SD – The South Dakota House of Representatives Thursday approved Governor Dennis Daugaard’s Omnibus Water Bill (S.B. 173). The South Dakota Senate previously approved the bill, so it is now onto the governor’s desk for signature.