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Dreams coming true for Peru native Marcy Costello

May 21, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

ARNOLDS PARK, Iowa It was love that kept Marcy Costello in Lakefield.
But it was her dream that landed her in Iowa.
A native of Peru, Costello came to the States to study through an exchange program. Continue Reading

Panama’s Lopez traded agriculture career for Minnesota life

May 14, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

District 518 translator first came to U.S. in 1985
WORTHINGTON Since 1996, Herminio Lopez has been working as a translator in Worthington Independent School District 518. Continue Reading

Luck o’ the Irish

May 7, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Worthington’s Patrick O’Neill takes pride in gaelic roots
WORTHINGTON With a last name like O’Neill and a first name like Patrick, there’s little doubt of his heritage. Continue Reading

A better life in Worthington

April 30, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Coriolan shares his tales of moving from Haiti to the U.S.
WORTHINGTON The sole reason Ernst Coriolan and his wife, Carol, moved to Worthington was to job-hunt. Continue Reading

Puerto Rican gave up island life for job in Minnesota

April 23, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Though born and raised in Puerto Rico, Ruperto Lazzu chose to spend nearly all of his adult life in southwest Minnesota, where the work is plenty, the weather is colder and the people are friendly.
The weather may be better in Puerto Rico, but as Lazzu said, the job market was not the best when he was in school. Continue Reading

A passion for recording family history

April 16, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Ken Zylstra shares his family’s story of moving from the Netherlands to the U.S.
WORTHINGTON He has absolutely no idea how many hours he’s put into his project, but Ken Zylstra knows it will likely never be finished. Still, gathering up family history and organizing photos has become a passion. Continue Reading

Agwa leaves war-torn Sudan for safety

April 9, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON Things are a little different these days for Okony Agwa.
A native of Sudan, Agwa is currently studying at Minnesota West Community and Technical College. Continue Reading

For Lee, 24 years and still cooking

April 2, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON David Lee never set out to pursue a career as a cook in a Chinese restaurant, much less own one. Continue Reading

Just call him George

March 26, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Wolyniec follows his heart to new life in the United States
WORTHINGTON His last name alone Wolyniec, pronounced vole-wee-nits can be hard enough for Americans to wrap their tongue around, so Jerzy Andrzej Wolyniec adopted a new first name when he came to the United States. Continue Reading

Worthington is home for Syrian native

March 19, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON As a child, Dr. Firas Farra was aware of the expectations his parents had for him being the oldest of three siblings. Continue Reading