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Selloff tarnishes image, but some still bullish on gold

April 19, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

For a commodity that dazzled for most of the last decade, gold turned to lead this past week when the price dropped 13 percent over two trading days. Continue Reading

Varied ethnicity makes for interesting heritage

March 5, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Mike McCarvel shares his story of discovering his family’s roots
BREWSTER He’s one-quarter Irish, one-quarter Luxembourger and half German, and in the past few years is taking an active interest in finding out more about his heritage. Continue Reading

Passion for painting

February 23, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Hambleton shares lifetime love of art in Minn. West exhibit
WORTHINGTON These days, Jackie Lee Hambleton finds much of her artistic inspiration from the area around her home on the northeast end of Mille Lacs Lake near Aitkin. But it’s likely that her interest in art had its roots during the early years of her life in Worthington, where she lived until age 3. Continue Reading

A journey based on faith

February 20, 2012 in Worthington Daily Globe

Gioconda Armstrong shares her story from Ecuador to the United States
WORTHINGTON Throughout her life, faith has been an essential part of Gioconda Armstrong’s journey from Ecuador to the United States. Continue Reading

110 and counting

December 18, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Supercentenarian’s family shares recollections of childhood
WINDOM With a dry-erase marker in hand, Pat Sell wrote a message to her mother-in-law, Johanna Sell, Saturday morning, explaining that Christmas was just a week away. It was 33 degrees outside and there wasn’t any snow to cover up the brown grass. Continue Reading

Trio shares music with residents at The Meadows

November 20, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

WORTHINGTON No one was brave enough to get up and demonstrate the Charleston, but there were tapping toes, nodding heads and knowing smiles all around as the Butch Thompson Trio entertained Saturday afternoon at The Meadows in Worthington. Continue Reading

From the Ivory Coast to Worthington

November 14, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Côte d’Ivoire native shares struggles in pursuit of the American dream
WORTHINGTON Twenty-three years ago, Leon Kouame was working in a factory repairing IBM typewriters in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (the Ivory Coast), in West Africa. It was at a time when computers were starting to take over, and Kouame realized if he wanted to make more money, he needed to learn to work on them. Continue Reading