Winterfest 2017 a rousing success

WORTHINGTON - More than $35,000 was raised for Project Lifesaver on Saturday afternoon when 32 brave and slightly crazy people jumped into the icy cold water of Lake Okabena during the Deep Freeze Dip. Some crazy costumes, a couple of cannonballs and even a brief pause to sing "Happy Birthday" to one of the jumpers kept things fun, even as some of the participants explained why Project Lifesaver was important to them, or how autism, Alzheimer's or dementia had touched their lives.

Winterfest kicks off Red Hot in Worthington

WORTHINGTON - Friday night's Winterfest 2017 kick-off event at the Worthington Event Center was well attended and fun for all. Over three hundred votes were cast for the People's Choice award during the Red Hot Chili Cook-Off, Winterfest Royalty was crowned and the winners of the first Young Professionals Network Snowman contest were named.

Lt. Governor visits Worthington

WORTHINGTON - Determined to have more water to Worthington by the fall of 2018, Gov. Mark Dayton and Lt.Gov. Tina Smith have proposed an $11.5 million investment in their Jobs Bill to complete the Lewis & Clark Regional Water System. But a stand-alone bill is also being proposed to utilize the monies left over from the Phase II construction, which would give Lewis & Clark a chance to go out to bid sooner.

Winterfest medallion found at Crailsheim bridge sculpture

WORTHINGTON - Congratulations to Darla Dekam of Worthington, who solved the clues that led her to the 2017 Winterfest Medallion. The pink and glittery medallion was hidden in Chautauqua Park at the site of the Worthington-Crailsheim Bridge in one of the compass points.