July 29 news

WORTHINGTON - Minnesota West will offer a free shuttle service between its Jackson and Worthington campuses this fall Monday through Thursday to give students in both communities the opportunity to take advantage of the curriculum at both campuses.

JACKSON - The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of several items from the parking lot at the FCA in Jackson. Reported stolen were an orange and black Isuzu air compressor, a white 2003 T-300 Bobcat skid loader with the forks attached, and a 2015 car haul trailer with South Dakota plates.

July 28 news

WORTHINGTON - During the first meeting of the 2016 Support our Schools Community Support Committee on Wednesday, a review of the District 518's operating referendum vote of 2014 was presented, which passed with 59.63 percent in favor. These facts were shown to give an idea of what the committee faces as they seek yes votes this fall.

In November the district will seek a $79 million bond referendum to create a new high school for grades 9-12, turn the current high school into the grade 6-8 middle school, and convert the existing middle school into a grade 3-5 intermediate school. Prairie Elementary would be a pre-kindergarten through second grade facility, as well as home to a majority of the community education program.

July 26 news

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington City Council meeting on Monday began with plenty of recognition. Mayor Mike Kuhle recognized and thanked Clyde Hoffman, who has served as the honorary council person for the past three months, with city administrator Steve Robinson mentioning later in the evening they are still looking for the next honorary council person.

The next recognition went to the Worthington U15 Youth Soccer Team, who won the state championship Sunday in Shakopee. According to Jorge Lopez, they got their first goal 20 seconds into the game and never let up. Both kids and coaches did an outstanding job this season, he said. Including the postseason, Worthington finished the season with a 15-1 record.

July 25 news

WORTHINGTON - For 10 years, a friendly competition has existed in an effort to boost the community blood supply. The Worthington Police Department and Nobles County Sheriff's Office face off against the Worthington Fire Department and EMS to see who can recruit the most blood donors for the Heroes Behind the Badges blood drive.

PIPESTONE - According to Superintendent Glen Livermont, beginning Wednesday, Pipestone National Monument’s Visitor Center access road and parking areas will be reconstructed and resurfaced. Projected completion of the project is August 10, if there are no weather delays.