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WORTHINGTON — Just before concluding a short Independent District 518 Board of Education meeting, board member Mike Harberts requested discussing the district’s fund balance prior to the Feb. 13 bond referendum.
WORTHINGTON — Worthington’s Winterfest returns next weekend and is boasting some new events. Winterfest Committee Chairman Andy Johnson said the Winterfest tradition continues Jan. 19-21 and attendees can expect many of the same activities, including the crowd-favorite Deep Freeze Dip, Red Hot Chili Cook-off and 2 mile walk. However, there are a couple of new events that Johnson is excited about.
Editor’s note : This is the fourth in a multi-part series covering issues pertaining to District 518’s space concerns and the Feb. 13 bond referendum . WORTHINGTON — The Independent School District 518 student population was at one time greater than it is today.
WORTHINGTON — A Worthington man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Nobles County District Court to pointing a gun and threatening an individual during an April 2017 altercation. Timothy Stanley Jr., 33, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, testifying that he intended to inflict fear upon the alleged victim by pointing a BB gun, which was a replica meant to look like a handgun, at her.
WORTHINGTON — The Worthington Police Department apprehended a St. Paul man Jan. 9 who was the subject of an active U.S. marshal’s warrant for possession of a weapon. Cody Smith, 29, is facing charges in Nobles County, including a felon convicted crime of violence — firearm violation, a felony; giving a peace officer a false name, a gross misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a petty misdemeanor.
WORTHINGTON — A Slayton man appeared Thursday in Nobles County District Court on four cases and pleaded guilty to threatening and hitting multiple individuals and violating a protection order. Sidney Jones, 43, formerly of Worthington, appeared Thursday on four cases and 10 charges. He pleaded guilty to two counts of felony domestic assault and violating the no-contact order within 10 years of the first of two or more convictions, also a felony.
WORTHINGTON — A Pipestone man was arrested Jan. 3 after 60.4 grams of marijuana were allegedly discovered in his vehicle. Tyson Waters, 20, is facing felony fifth-degree possession of not a small amount and a petty misdemeanor count of no seat belt charges in Nobles County District Court.
WORTHINGTON — An Iowa woman was sentenced Tuesday in Nobles County District Court after committing financial fraud, including a down payment on a vehicle, at her former employer’s expense.
WORTHINGTON — A Lismore woman was apprehended Jan. 8 pursuant to a warrant issued in South Dakota. Sarah Romans, 28, has been charged in Nobles County with being a fugitive from justice from another state, a felony. A Nobles County Sheriff’s deputy arrested Romans pursuant to a Lincoln County, S.D. issued warrant in connection with possession of a controlled drug or substance, a class 6 felony.
Editor’s note : This is the third of a multi-part series that will cover issues pertaining to District 518’s space concerns and the Feb. 13 bond referendum .