Jury deliberating in LoVan trial

WORTHINGTON - The jury began deliberations at approximately 2:40 p.m. today in the trial of Chim LoVan, age 47, of Worthington. LoVan is facing charges of second-degree murder, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, third-degree murder and two counts of first-degree manslaughter in the death of 19-year-old Blue Thyboualoy, who died June 19, 2015 after being stabbed in the abdomen with a knife. The weapon was never located.

June 22 news

WORTHINGTON - In Nobles County District Court on Tuesday, a jury of 13 people listened to a series of three interviews between law enforcement and murder suspect Chim LoVan, who is accused of stabbing Blue Thyboualoy in June 2015. LoVan, age 47, of Worthington, is charged with second-degree murder, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, third-degree murder and two counts of first-degree manslaughter.

Thyboualoy, who was 19 at the time of his death on June 19, 2015, was stabbed at approximately 3 a.m. of that day, but no medical attention was sought until after 5 p.m. that evening. He was taken by ambulance to Sanford Worthington Medical Center, but died of peritonitis and renal failure, according to Noble County Attorney Kathy Kusz.

June 21 news

WORTHINGTON - According to Nobles County Attorney Kathy Kusz, 19-year-old Blue Thyboualoy died of peritonitis and renal failure hours after being stabbed in the abdomen by Chim LoVan during an altercation a year ago. Kusz said Thyboualoy coded at the hospital and could not be revived.

LoVan's trial began Monday in Nobles County District Court, and during opening statements Kusz told the jury they would hear LoVan's interviews with law enforcement when he admitted he was angry, upset and yelling over a racial slur. Later his story would change, she said, so that he was not pushing on the door of the victim's home and was barely upset.

June 20 news

WORTHINGTON - Jury Selection begins today in the trial of Chim LoVan, who is accused of the murder of Blue Thyboualoy. LoVan, of Worthington, is charged in Nobles County District Court with second-degree murder, second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, third-degree murder and two counts of first-degree manslaughter.

WORTHINGTON — The Nobles County Historical Society will be hosting a new series of monthly noontime sessions called “Lunch at the Museum.” Beginning Thursday, the public is invited to bring a lunch to the lower level of the Nobles County Library and listen to a guest speaker from the area.

June 17 news

WORTHINGTON - Water main work on McMillan Street from Ryan’s Road to Stower Drive is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 20, according to the City of Worthington Engineering Department. McMillan Street from Ryan’s Road to Stower Drive will be open for access to businesses only and will be closed to through traffic for two to three weeks.

WORTHINGTON - The downtown Worthington Farmers Market will start this Tuesday at the parking lot at 10th Street and 2nd Avenue. A wide variety of producers will have a variety of fresh produce available from 4 to 7 p.m. There is still room for local producers to sell their goods at the market. Anyone interested in selling their wares can contact the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce at 372-2919.