Hoffman named award recipient

WORTHINGTON - First State Bank Southwest hosted a Chamber Mixer Tuesday night, and two announcements kept things exciting.

Bank President Greg Raymo announced a $50,000 debt challenge plan to assist the YMCA with paying off their construction debt, which would help keep more money flowing into programming.

April 6 news

WORTHINGTON - The Nobles County Commissioner on Tuesday awarded the bid for the reconstruction work of County State Aid Highway 39 in Dundee and various other bituminous surfacing projects to Duininck, Inc for a cost of $2,636,132.

The Duininck bid was lowest, and came in at more than 27 percent below the estimate, which Nobles County Public Works Director Stephen Schnieder attributes to oil prices. He said the cost of mix is down considerably, and has heard that other counties and government entities are also hearing that bids are coming in below estimates.

April 5 news

WORTHINGTON - The American Public Power Association has given Worthington Public Utilities the Certificate of Excellence in Reliability, something WPU Manager Scott Hain told the Water and Light Commission they should be proud of.

WORTHINGTON - Minnesota West Community & Technical College - Worthington Campus will host a book signing event featuring Minnesota West Alumnus and author, Shawn Fury, and his new release Rise and Fire, The Origins, Science and Evolution of the Jump Shot --- And How It Transformed Basketball Forever.

April 4 news

LUVERNE - A Luverne man died Sunday afternoon when he lost control of his motorcycle on Highway 75 just north of the city, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Chad Carlson, age 39, of Luverne, was southbound on Highway 75 a half mile north of Luverne on a 2006 Honda Road Star when he lost control and put the motorcycle down. Luverne Ambulance and Fire Department were dispatched, as was Air Care. Carlson was taken to Sanford Luverne Medical Center. According to the state patrol, he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

More April 1 news

ST. KILIAN - Aaron Charles Conklin, age 34, of Magnolia, died Thursday evening when the vehicle he was driving rolled on Nobles County 15 just north of St. Kilian.

WORTHINGTON - Congressman Tim Walz will be at the Nobles County Government Center Farmers Room from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday to visit with constituents in what he refers to as a Congress on Your Corner stop.