One year ago The final stretch of the Lewis & Clark water pipeline to Worthington was finally a certainty, with Gov. Mark Dayton signing a bonding bill to complete the necessary funding. The water system was incorporated in 1990, authorized by Congress in 2000, and construction first began in 2004. A final amount of $3.5 million was needed to build the pipeline out to Worthington. Attorney Bob Hansen was retiring after 32 years of work for Osceola County, Iowa.
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WORTHINGTON — This spring, three young men raised the bar for marriage proposals, delighting the women of their dreams and generating memories guaranteed to last a lifetime with their respective mates.
One year ago At Worthington High School's 130th commencement, 191 members of the Class of 2017 graduated and stepped into their futures. A recently completed traffic study near Worthington Middle School at the intersection of North Crailsheim Drive and Oxford Street proved there was a need for an established school speed zone on both roads.
Editor’s note : This is the first in a two-part series marking two major milestones of the WRHFC. The second piece will highlight some recipients of the $2 million in grants and scholarships the WRHCF has awarded since July 2008.
WORTHINGTON — Take a seat. Really, this is your chance to sit down with a piece of the past.
WORTHINGTON — Baseball, hot dogs, water play and a free, open-air band concert — four elements contributing to an ideal summer. The “Amazing” Worthington City Band will continue doing its part to make those summer dreams come true when it kicks off its 125th season at 7:30 p.m. next Wednesday in historic Chautauqua Park.
One year ago The University of Minnesota Extension Center for Community Vitality recently received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to study how rural communities recruit and retain residents to supply their workforces. Kent Olson, associate dean of the Center for Community Vitality, said, "Our main goal is to find out what are some of the good things places like Worthington or Wilmont are doing with newcomers and help other communities that are still trying to figure it out."
WORTHINGTON — There’ll be a whole lot of dancing going on — 52 routines and 140 dancers in all — when Worthington’s Shining Fame Performance presents its spring recital this weekend. Shows will take place at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each curtain time, with a free will offering being taken. Performances are open to all interested community members.
WORTHINGTON — With sunny skies and a sweltering temperature prevailing, at least 200 people gathered in Chautauqua Park late Monday morning to pay their respects on Memorial Day. “Prepare to fire three volleys in honor of our departed comrades,” intoned Tom Tracy of the local VFW’s Color Guard before his colleagues did just that.