Monogram Loves Kids Foundation awards area grants

CHANDLER - Thirteen organizations in the area this year have received $20,000 in grants specifically to help kids. The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation recently announced grants for the 2019 cycle, awarding a Worthington organization $10,000 to continue their own mission.

According to Monogram Meat Snacks Operating Manager Kevin Kuechenmeister, the Foundation focuses on vital community needs centered on children and their families. And while management may weigh in on an applicant, the decision on which local entities they will support comes from the employee-run Communications Committee in Chandler.

Recipients for Toys for Tots sought

WORTHINGTON - The collection for the Nobles County Marine Corps Reserves Toys for Tots campaign is going well, but the organization is still seeking recipient families.

If you're going through a rough time financially or know of a family that is, Nobles County Toys for Tots can help! Just pick up an application at the Worthington Hy-Vee customer service desk or Keith's Grocery in Adrian, fill it out and mail it to Toys for Tots. The address in on the form, which is located below

2020 Elected salaries determined at Nobles County Commissioner meeting

WORTHINGTON - During a discussion regarding 2020 salaries of elected officials, the Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday seemed divided about how fast to move Auditor/Treasurer Joyce Jacobs and Recorder Thelma Yager up the pay scale ladder, but eventually did agree almost unanimously on numbers.

Spirit Lake Police still looking for stabbing suspect

SPIRIT LAKE, Iowa - Spirit Lake police issued a statement Tuesday afternoon saying they have no reason to believe the general public is in any danger as the search continues for a suspect wanted in a stabbing incident late Monday night in Spirit Lake.

Police say 43-year-old Teangelo Grice allegedly stabbed a woman in the Kum 'n Go store in Spirit Lake. Authorities were called to the scene a little before 11 pm. They say the suspect had fled on foot upon their arrival.

Nobles County moves forward with WELL commitment

WORTHINGTON - After a lengthy discussion, months of debate and against the recommendation of the library board, the Nobles County Commissioners on Tuesday approved a motion in a 4-1 vote that commits $8.5 million to the library portion of the WELL (Welcome, Education, Library, Livability) collaboration between the city of Worthington, ISD 518 and the county.