February 1 news

WORTHINGTON – Jesse Flynn was named the 2016 board president of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Friday during their annual banquet.

Mark Shepherd was the recipient of the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award, which is given to a dedicated individual who has provided years of service to improve the community.

January 29 news

WORTHINGTON — March 15 is the deadline for District 518 high school seniors to submit their applications to the Worthington Dollars for Scholars program.

Applications for the local scholarships, which can range from $400 to more than $1,500, can be completed by going online to worthington.dollarsforscholars.org and clicking on the “Students and Parents” tab.

January 28 news

WORTHINGTON – Chim LoVan, age 46, of Worthington, was arraigned in Nobles County District Court on Wednesday, pleading not guilty to two counts of second-degree and one count of third-degree murder in the death of Blue Thyboualoy.

LoVan is accused of stabbing Thyboualoy in June of 2015. The 19-year-old did not seek medical attention on his own, but hours later, a relative called authorities and reported that he was bleeding from his mouth. Officers who responded to the scene called for medical personnel and Thyboualoy was taken to the hospital, but died during surgery.

January 27 news

WORTHINGTON – The Helping Hand Pregnancy Center received a $10,000 grant from the Worthington Regional Health Care Foundation Tuesday for their Ready for Relationships program, which is to help people learn to face the challenges that relationships can bring.

According foundation executive director Jeff Rotert, the program and the mission of the Helping Hand Pregnancy Center fits the mission of the organization, to help people and create healthy families.

January 26 news

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington City Council on Monday entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Smith Trucking regarding 30 acres of land north of Interstate 90 and west of County Ditch 12. The memorandum identifies the roles and responsibilities of both parties as it relates to the sale of the real estate and allows Smith Trucking to complete their due diligence with the understanding the land will not be sold to any other party prior to the expiration date of June 1, 2017.

According to Mike Smith, they are looking at moving their main headquarters, office facilities and maintenance shop onto the property, leaving room for future expansion. If they move forward with a final binding agreement that would replace the memorandum, it would come with the addition of 15 more jobs. Smith said there is the possibility they could add warehousing in the future.