December 21 news

WORTHINGTON - The arrest of two local teenagers last week helped solve more than 10 crimes, according to Worthington Police Captain Kevin Flynn.

On the morning of Dec. 13, authorities were alerted to a burglary that had taken place on Douglas Avenue. The resident said she woke up and found her television missing, along with wrapped Christmas gifts, a silver coffee set, her purse and a glass lamp. Outside an officer found two sets of footprints leading to the alley, where he found the lamp and purse, along with part of the coffee set. The shoe prints looked as though items had been loaded into a vehicle. Another resident nearby located the victim's checkbook. Footprints near his home matched those near the victim's house.

Love INC gets grant from Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation on Tuesday gave a $20,000 grant to Love INC. to help sustain the Clearinghouse, a foundation that receives requests for help, screens the requests, then refers them to a local church ministry, volunteer or community agency.

December 20 news

WORTHINGTON - The winners of the Community Improvement Committee of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce, Daily Globe and Worthington Public Utilities sponsored Holiday Lighting Contest have been announced.

In the residential category, first place goes to Bruce and Shawn Boomgarden at 1603 Clary Street. They win $100 in Chamber Checks and $100 off their December utility bill. In second place, earning $75 in Chamber checks and $75 off their utility bill, is Fritz and Bobbie Korthals of 1978 Bay Street. Coming in third is Don and Patricia Bents of 423 West Okabena Street. They will receive $50 in Chamber Checks and $50 off their utility bill.

December 16 news

WORTHINGTON - The Marketing Committee of the Worthington Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is seeking applications for the 2017 Winterfest Royalty. The Winterfest Snow Queen, Snow Prince and Snow Princess will be ambassadors for Worthington at various community events throughout the year.

WORTHINGTON — District 518 School Board member Ann Mills has announced she is resigning from her position on the board as she is moving out of the state. Mills began her tenure on the board in January 2015, and will leave with two years remaining on her term.

December 15 news

WORTHINGTON - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development has awarded a grant to the company building a proposed 72-unit apartment complex of workforce housing in Worthington.

The city sponsored the application to DEED, as a direct grant is not allowed to the private sector, and this week North Development Group and city officials learned the $868,000 would be awarded.