Worthington Council approves Secret Santa donations

WORTHINGTON - For a second year, funds have been donated to the Worthington Police Department for dispersal in a Secret Santa program. According to Worthington Police Chief Troy Appel, a generous individual came forward with $600. Shortly before the Monday night city council meeting was convened, a second $600 donation came in.

Worthington council approves Thompson Hotel roof repairs

WORTHINGTON - The Worthington City Council on Monday opted to move forward with repairs to the Thompson Hotel, approving plans and authorizing bids for the building's reroofing project. The approval is contingent on staff looking into the cost of a pitched roof, as compared to the flat roof design proposed by SEH.

Commissioners set elected salaries

WORTHINGTON - Salary negotiation discussions for elected officials became slightly heated Tuesday morning during the Nobles County Commissioners meeting.

The commissioners had sent out a questionnaire to Nobles County Attorney Kathy Kusz, Sheriff Kent Wilkening, Auditor/Treasurer-elect Joyce Jacobs and Recorder-elect Thelma Yager, asking about job duties, employee duties, interactions with the public, education and experience.

Holiday business hours

WORTHINGTON - In observance of Thanksgiving Day, all financial institutions be closed on Thursday, November 22. All city and county government offices will observe the holiday and be closed on Thursday and Friday, as will the Prairie Justice Center and the Worthington Area Chamber of Commerce.

Nobles County Commissioners

WORTHINGTON - During the Nobles County Commissioner meeting Tuesday morning, Sheriff Kent Wilkening informed the board that the City of Worthington is willing to stay on as the fiscal agent of the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force through 2019.