WORTHINGTON - Nobles County Sheriff Kent Wilkening on Wednesday accepted a check for $3,500 from the Worthington Elks Lodge, represented by former Chief Deputy Chris Heinrichs. The funds will be used to help fund the second year of Shop With a Cop, a program that involves Nobles County deputies shopping with kids and families that need a little help during the Christmas season.
NATION - President Trump has issued a proclamation for the closing of executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government on December 5, 2018, in honor of George H.W. Bush.
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 - 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.
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.