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VerMeer sees a diamond in the rough

March 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

LUVERNE As Preston VerMeer hikes, bikes, walks and runs along city streets and off the beaten path, he sees things to which most people would turn a blind eye. A neglected neighborhood could be turned into a small park overlooking a pond, a ravine that has collected junk could produce the sounds of a gentle waterfall, and a field of prairie grasses could provide nature’s music to outdoors enthusiasts if only his plan for a trail could come to fruition.
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Westbrook woman has ‘The Recipe’ for success

March 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WESTBROOK When a new café, The Recipe, opened its doors in January in Westbrook, it fulfilled both a community need and its owner’s dream of running a restaurant.
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Jackson’s PAWS a friend of animals

March 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

JACKSON “They give the best hugs,” Janice Lepinski says.
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Round Lake Sportsman’s Club still making difference

March 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Even though the Round Lake Sportsman’s Club doesn’t have the same numbers and financial backing of some of the larger clubs, that doesn’t mean it isn’t making an impact.
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Hilltop Project Group: 63 years of learning, friendships

March 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

RUSHMORE The days of Extension educators leading Project groups for local women may be a thing of the past, but for a group of ladies in Wilmont, Reading, Rushmore and Worthington, getting together once a month for Project is a tradition they don’t plan to give up anytime soon.
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No shortage of Dutch treats

March 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

EDGERTON When Scott Landin quit his job of 12 years at Bayliner in Pipestone to start working at the Edgerton Bakery, he admits he wasn’t much of a baker.
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Lange’s: Always open since 1956

March 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

PIPESTONE They may say you need a college degree to get ahead these days, but the owner of Lange’s Café, Steve Lange, proves that isn’t always the case.
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A forgotten piece of history

March 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

MAY CITY, Iowa Standing at the entrance to the 1888 Mennonite Cemetery near the intersection of two Iowa crossroads, a visitor can see for miles in all directions. There’s a smattering of farms, groves of trees and acres upon acres of farmland.
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Doing ‘well’ in Sibley: Activities are plentiful at Osceola Community Wellness and Rehab Center

March 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

SIBLEY, Iowa The hum of ellipticals, bikes and a high-tech “Skywall” fill the air as you enter the Osceola Community Wellness and Rehab Center, but nothing can hide the fact that the staff and clients are comfortable and glad to be there.
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Enjoy the prairie, but leave only footprints

March 27, 2013 in Worthington Daily Globe

LUVERNE Home to the western fringed prairie orchid, Wol’s spike rush, tumble grass, pygmy plants and even water starworts, the Touch the Sky Prairie in Rock County is filled with beauty sought out by naturalists, biologists and anyone with an appreciation for native prairie forbs and grasses.
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