YMCA names new CEO

WORTHINGTON – The Worthington Area YMCA CEO Search Committee has chosen a new CEO following the recent retirement of Andy Johnson.

Meredith Daley was most recently the Senior Aquatics Director at the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, but was born and raised in Storm Lake, Iowa. She has extensive experience in facility operations, budget oversight, leadership and working with swimmers of all ages.

Hearing set for Nobles County local option sales tax

WORTHINGTON - The Nobles County Commissioners are taking the next step to implement a half cent local option sales tax, and encouraging comment from the community. On Tuesday, a public meeting was scheduled that will take place both during the day and in the evening, which will hopefully give everyone who wants to offer feedback a chance to do so.

The public hearing will be on March 24 in the Government Center Board Room, both at 9:30 a.m. during a board meeting, and at 7 p.m. that evening.

Nobles County moves forward with Data Center

WORTHINGTON - It's been a slow process, but the Nobles County Commissioners are working on a Data Center, which would be housed in what is known as the old jail in the Nobles County Government Center. On Tuesday, the commissioners approved a quote of just under $70,000 to Doom & Cuypers Construction for structural changes.

A previously closed off staircase needs reinforcement, some demolition and other finishes, doors need replacement, signage needs to be established, and the floor needs replacing. Two electrical projects were also approved for just under $29,000 and will be done by Fulda Electric.

Worthington man charged in solicitation case

WORTHINGTON - A Worthington man was charged Wednesday in Nobles County District Court with one count of prostitution after allegedly trying to hire someone he believed to be an adult male for sexual acts.

Larry Michael Davis, age 70, is charged with a gross misdemeanor count of prostitution by a patron.