Worthington City Council hears BRDTF update

WORTHINGTON - During a special meeting Wednesday, the Worthington City Council rejected a bid for the 2019 Sanitary and Sewer Improvements project, which came in 77 percent over the engineer's estimate. According to city engineer Dwayne Haffield, only the one bid was received, which came from Duininck Inc. Haffield's recommendation was to reject the bid and advertise again over the winter.

Thompson Hotel goes up for online auction

WORTHINGTON - Despite attempts by several prospective buyers, the Thompson Hotel is now up for auction, a listing that can be found on the Grafe Auction website.

Worthington Assistant City Administrator Jason Brisson said the auction is currently online through September 12. As far as he can tell, the intent is that by end of business on that date, the building will be sold to the highest bidder.

King Turkey Day buttons are here!

WORTHINGTON - Summer has raced by, just like always. And speaking of racing, King Turkey Day and the Great Gobbler Gallop are just around the corner, with events kicking off Thursday, September 12 during the KTD Mixer.

Heron Lake child dies after being struck by bullet

The Jackson County Sheriff's Office has released information regarding the death of a Heron Lake child. According to a statement issued Friday morning, authorities were called to a Heron Lake home on Wednesday for a report of an injured child.

Worthington YMCA CEO announces his retirement

WORTHINGTON - It's the end of an era. The Andy Johnson era, that is.

Johnson has been with the Worthington YMCA for 20 years, currently holding to position of CEO and Executive Director. He's worked with YMCA for 39 years. And this week, he announced his retirement.