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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

Looking Back: 1964 – Linda Fast is crowned as county dairy princess

May 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

One year ago
Spomer Classics and Museum, Worthington, hosted a gathering of vintage and classic cars from the area in its annual Classic Car Show ‘n Shine. Museum owner and event organizer Marv Spomer was simply hoping for good weather for the 10:…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

Looking Back: 1989 – ‘Dark black storm’ causes extensive damage in Cottonwood County

April 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

One year ago

Suzy Brandner, a 22-year District 518 teaching veteran, was named the 2013 Education Minnesota Worthington Teacher of the Year. She was currently a third-grade teacher at Prairie Elementary.

The U.S. Drought Monitor released last w…continue reading on dglobe.com

Looking Back: 1964 – Open house at new YMCA pool

April 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

One year ago

A recently completed study showed the need for more housing in Worthington, with as many as 250 to 260 housing units being necessary.

Adrian High School senior Nick Lorang won the state Class A speech championship in the Great Spee…continue reading on dglobe.com

Looking Back: 1989 – Luverne wins veterans home approval

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

One year ago

Minnesota West President Richard Shrubb was a finalist for the presidency of Johnson County Community College in Kansas.

The Okabena Club, an area women’s group, celebrated its 100th birthday with a get-together.

The annual Bi…continue reading on dglobe.com

Looking Back: 1989 – Luverne wins veterans home approval

April 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

One year ago

Minnesota West President Richard Shrubb was a finalist for the presidency of Johnson County Community College in Kansas.

The Okabena Club, an area women’s group, celebrated its 100th birthday with a get-together.

The annual Bi…continue reading on dglobe.com