January 14 news

WORTHINGTON – Just a reminder, the Governmental Affairs Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Listening Session Legislative Breakfast at 8 a.m. this Saturday at the Biotechnology Advancement Center, 1527 Prairie Drive. Invited to attend are District 22 Sen. Bill Weber and Reps. Joe Schomacker of District 22A and Rod Hamilton of 22B. The cost of the breakfast is $10.

If you would like to submit a question or reserve a seat, contact the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-372-2919 or email wcofc@worthingtonmnchamber.com or stop at their office at 1121 Third Avenue.

Kat Perkins to Perform at Regatta

Worthington Windsurfing Regatta & Music Festival Board announced Tuesday that Kat Perkins will be headlining the festival on Friday, June 10 at 8:30 p.m.

Perkins was a Top 5 contestant on NBC’s The Voice, coached by Adam Levine of Maroon 5, has opened for Bon Jovi and released her first single, “Fearless,” in August 2014.

January 13 news

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – A Worthington woman is facing charges of identity theft and forgery, according to the Sioux County Sheriff’s Office. The report states 34-year-old Brenda Contarero-Olivera of Worthington was arrested Monday after deputies learned she illegally used another person’s identity to get a job at a business in Hospers.

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - A Spirit Lake woman has been named President of Bank Midwest, according to Chairman and CEO Steve Goodenow. He announced Monday Mary Kay Bates has been serving in the capacity since January 1. Bates was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Bank Midwest.

January 12 news

WORTHINGTON - Against staff recommendation, the Worthington City Council on Monday approved a conditional use permit that will allow Jose Miranda to operate a church at 500 Stower Drive.

Director of Community and Economic Development Brad Chapulis had recommended that the permit be denied because a religious institution is not compatible with industrial land uses. The industrial zoning classification allows light and heavy manufacturing and processing, which would ordinarily mean few pedestrian traffic and large amounts of truck and trailer traffic.

January 11 news

WORTHINGTON - The SW Bowbenders Archery club will be hosting an Evergreen Shoot on Sunday, January 17th at the club located at 27150 Plotts Ave. Registration is from 9am – 2pm with a continuous line. Call 507-376-6262 or email swbowbenders@hotmail.com with any questions.

WINDOM --The premiere of "Sundog," the latest movie from filmmaker Ethan Clerc of Windom, has been rescheduled to Jan. 16. The event will begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Business, Arts & Recreation Center in Windom.