March 8 news

ADRIAN - Community Blood Bank will host a community blood drive on Monday, March 14 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Adrian Ambulance Garage.

Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh 110 lbs. or more and be in good general health. Please bring an ID with you. Walk-ins are always welcome.

The need for blood remains consistent throughout the spring months. Community Blood Bank requires 550 pints of blood each week to meet the needs of 34 hospitals in the local area including Sanford Worthington and Luverne.

March 7 news

WORTHINGTON — Worthington High School sophomore Dominic Burns was chosen Sunday as the next student ambassador in the Worthington-Crailsheim International Inc exchange program during the organization’s annual banquet.

Burns is the son of Scott and Karen Burns. He will travel to Worthington’s sister city late next summer.

Johanna Andrejew of Crailsheim was recently announced as the German nominee to spend 2016-17 in Worthington. She will travel to Worthington in early August.

March 4 news

MINNESOTA - Mathletes--123 of them--from schools across the state are preparing for the 2016 Minnesota MATHCOUNTS state meet.

The middle school-age students, who have earned their state berths by winning regional competitions, will gather at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Conference Center in Plymouth on March 11-12.

From the southwest region in the individual competition will be eighth-grader Tyler Fick from Hills-Beaver Creek High School. Tyler placed third overall in the Southwest MN region competition at SMSU in Marshall on Feb 4th to earn a spot in the state competition. He also placed third in the Countdown Round competition and was part of the Hills-Beaver Creek team that placed second.

March 3 news

WORTHINGTON – A 69-year-old Worthington man is accused of using fear and coercion in an attempt to sexually molest the woman who cleans his residence.

Ramon Luna Modesto Sr. is charged with second- and fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and fifth-degree assault. He was arrested in the early morning hours of March 1.

March 2 news

WORTHINGTON – The Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a plan to move forward with adding eight interactive speed signs and two LED stop signs around the county, using part of a plan that was originally proposed in Sheriff Kent Wilkening’s 2016 budget. On Tuesday’s agenda, Public Works Director Stephen Schnieder asked for a discussion on where signs should be installed, who would move them if they were portable and whether it would be better to go with the sheriff’s original intent of having permanent signs.

Wilkening had asked for solar-powered permanent signs similar to those by the Worthington Middle School, to be placed by several of the small town in Nobles County. Schnieder last month had asked for several portable signs that could be moved by the sheriff’s office to various places. After discussion Tuesday, it was decided the county would look into the purchase of eight interactive signs, and check with the smaller cities to see if they could be hard-wired if they were willing to take on the cost of the electricity.