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WORTHINGTON — The Armory Business Center may become the Nobles County Historical Society (NCHS) museum after all. The Worthington City Council on Wednesday morning voted to pledge $500,000 toward renovating the building into a museum to display historical exhibits.
WORTHINGTON — It’s unlikely you’ll ever hear anyone make a negative comment about Orville Lien. The longtime Worthington resident passed away last Wednesday at the age of 98, but his legacy as a great businessman and community leader — and an even greater man — will live on.
WORTHINGTON — Paycheck left everyone in the dust Saturday during the first leg of the Great Gobbler Gallop, including his own race team handlers and especially his opponent Ruby Begonia. Worthington’s own racing bird was comfortable in front of the home crowd. As soon as the race began, Paycheck sprinted down the 10th Street race track, wings extended, on his way to a blazingly fast finishing time of 40.71 seconds.
WORTHINGTON — West Ridge Accounting Services may have just opened its first Worthington office, but the woman behind the company already knows the city like the back of her hand. Worthington native Samantha Zishka moved out of her hometown to Greeley, Colo. in 2016 to start her own accounting business. It turns out she was pretty popular, as she was voted the number one tax and accounting office two years in a row.
WORTHINGTON — An Adrian man will serve 14 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. Bradly Haddock, 31, was sentenced Wednesday in Nobles County District Court for two different cases involving two different minors.
WORTHINGTON — Judge Gordon Moore on Friday appointed a general receiver to take control of the Thompson Hotel. Lighthouse Management Group of New Brighton was given receivership of the building, and will now attempt to sell the property. Wells Fargo, the mortgage holder for the building, made the request to appoint a receiver, which was agreed to by property owners Curtis and Teresa Williams.
WORTHINGTON — Final touches are being put on Bedford Industries’ Ludlow Park amphitheatre. The amphitheatre, which can seat approximately 100 people, features a stage, four wooden trellises and elevated seating that faces Lake Okabena.
LAKE SHETEK — For many homeowners in the kakes area of northern Murray County, flooding in June and July was a wake-up call. When storms hit the region on July 3, some residents had their basements completely flooded. Boats, docks and some homes were effectively lost. Those living on Keeley Island were trapped when they found out the only road to land was under three feet of water.
WORTHINGTON — Kwik Trip will soon purchase the former Hardee’s lot from Aaron Marthaler’s Yellow Company LLC by no later than Monday. The Wisconsin-based company announced in March that it will build a convenience store, gas station and two-vehicle car wash on the corner lot at the intersection of Grand Avenue and Oxford Street. The new location is still on track to be constructed next year, according to Hans Zietlow, Kwik Trip director of real estate.
WORTHINGTON — The city’s new Beach Nook project has run into a roadblock. The Worthington City Council on Monday unanimously rejected three bids to construct a new beach house in Centennial Park, as each of them came in over double the architect’s estimate. The city had expected to spend around $500,000, but the lowest bid from Wilcon Construction came in at $1.125 million.