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Column: When getting on the road again, know you’ve come a long way

July 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — How are you getting along with the trio of U.S. 59-Minnesota 60 roundabouts on Worthington’s east side? You think traffic is moving faster, moving easier, than it did before?
I will confess. The first time I made a return trip thro…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: There’s no shortage of history in our cemeteries

July 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — James Rogers was at the Nobles County Historical Society museum last month talking with a dozen local residents about his book, “Northern Orchards, Places Near the Dead.” The book — six essays and several poems — is inspired b…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Let’s hope this column doesn’t bug you too much

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — I never met a bug I liked. This is more or less true. The fact that bugs are a part of this earth is a recommendation for Minnesota. Minnesotans go (about) half a year with no bugs. I always have been happy to make the trade: lower te…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Let’s hope this column doesn’t bug you too much

June 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — I never met a bug I liked. This is more or less true. The fact that bugs are a part of this earth is a recommendation for Minnesota. Minnesotans go (about) half a year with no bugs. I always have been happy to make the trade: lower te…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Worthington focused early on Memorial Day

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — There was a small Memorial Day service at Worthington as early as 1872. A bit surprising. The first passenger train arrived at Worthington on April 29, 1872. Only slightly more than one month remained for the new community on the hill …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: After 87 years, the sad ending of an era

May 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — Harry Grier used to stand inside the front door of JCPenney’s store on Worthington’s 10th Street opposite the courthouse and shake hands with customers as they came in the store. Harry Grier was Penney’s manager in the 1930s, 19…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: A unique perspective on Org’s history

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — There is a township in Redwood County named Sundown. This seems notably appropriate. If one did not already exist, some township on Minnesota’s far western border should act to change its name to Sundown.
In a point of historic fac…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: A unique perspective on Org’s history

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — There is a township in Redwood County named Sundown. This seems notably appropriate. If one did not already exist, some township on Minnesota’s far western border should act to change its name to Sundown.
In a point of historic fac…continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Worthington has been going hog wild since 1928

April 4, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — That swine disease that is killing young pigs by the hundreds of thousands across America is affecting the economy of the local region. It was one year ago that scientists identified the disease. (Of course, they gave it a three-word …continue reading on dglobe.com

Column: Brace yourself for memories of a former sportswriter

March 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

WORTHINGTON — I said, “Sports.”
A man from a metropolitan area — a man who, like most Americans today, has spent his life in a metropolitan area — is considering a move to Worthington. “What do people do?” he wondered. “Where do you …continue reading on dglobe.com