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The votes are in, the people have spoken and, once again, the best have been chosen in our annual Best of the Globe contest. Why do we do it? Because who better to know the best of the best in our communities than those who frequently shop in our business districts, dine at our restaurants, enjoy our parks and seek out our services? This is the people’s opportunity to say, “Hey, your store is the best!” “Your Mexican, Chinese or American cuisine is delicious!” and especially, “Your customer service is the best I’ve ever experienced.” Not only does the Best of The Globe recognize those businesses that are already outstanding, but it provides incentive to all of the finalists to strive harder, to promote more and, with some extra effort, to become the Best of the Best. After all, we all do better when we all do better. So, what does it mean to be the best? It means having a commitment to quality and service; an entrepreneurial spirit and dedication to customers. It’s a willingness to find a need in the community and work to fill it. The winners highlighted in this special edition represent just a small portion of all the great people, places and businesses that make up our region. We, at The Globe, congratulate you. And, to all who submitted online nominations and voted for your favorites, we thank you. It is because of you that the Best of The Globe is a success. Included in this special edition are the top two winners in each of the categories, ranked Superior and Excellence. These honors were chosen by the people and are, indeed, the People’s Choice. Without further adieu, these are your Best of The Globe 2021.

Julie Buntjer

Editor, The Globe

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Arts & Entertainment BEST WEDDING VENUE

BEST CITY PARK SUPERIOR: Chautauqua Park EXCELLENT: Centennial Park

SUPERIOR: Round Lake Vineyard The Round Lake Vineyards & Winery estate is nestled at the edge of the lake in Round Lake, Minnesota. Your guests will be in awe as they drive up to the gorgeous lake-front property surrounded by vines, Canada geese and the Minnesota countryside. Imagine your winery wedding with a panoramic view of rolling vineyards followed by a beautiful reception in our romantic venue. Worthington’s Parks and Recreation department manages 23 city parks, and works hard to ensure the parks are kept clean and in good repair for you and your family to enjoy. Centennial is located on 10th Ave. Chautauqua Park is located at 418 Lake Ave.

Best Golf Course

Superior: GreatLIFE Worthington Excellent: Adrian Country Club

Best Nonprofit

Superior: Southwest Crisis Center Excellent: Love INC

Best Place of Worship

Superior: St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Excellent: St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church

EXCELLENT: Worthington Event Center The Worthington Event Center staff would like to say Thank You for your support and votes for the fifth year running! The event center is connected via an attached walkway to Comfort Suites, Worthington’s only all-suite hotel. It includes a grand ballroom and an outdoor patio! This is a beautiful facility for any event, large or small, suitable for any size group from 20-500 people. Worthington Event Center is perfect for: • Weddings • Quinceañeras • Parties • Birthdays • Family Reunions • Anniversaries • Holiday Parties • Trade Shows • Conferences • Corporate Events

EXCELLENT: Pioneer Village

THANK YOU for voting us

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City of Worthington PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT

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Food & Drink BEST BEER, WINE & LIQUOR SUPERIOR: Forbidden Barrel Thank you for voting for us in Best Of The Globe 2021! We are a familyowned brewpub in Worthington, Minnesota. Craft beer brewed on site is available on tap and we fill growlers. Light snacks and pizza available for purchase. We’re proud to serve our beers brewed in house along with other Minnesota wines, Minnesota craft beer and Minnesota spirits. We’ve got a casual atmosphere where you can visit with friends or make new ones. Be sure to check out the historical story on Wikipedia about the forbidden barrel of beer!

EXCELLENT: Worthington Liquor Store The Worthington Liquor Store features the largest selection of liquor, wine and beer in southwest Minnesota! The Worthington Liquor Store is a member of the Minnesota Municipal Beverage Association (MMBA). The MMBA is in place to alert the city on new trends in the liquor industry, offer online education classes and make positive recommendations to help increase the store’s profitability. Our municipal liquor store’s mission for the city of Worthington is to increase sales and profit on a yearly basis to help keep our taxes from increasing. Thank you for your support in the Best of The Globe 2021!

Best Breakfast

Blue Line Perkins, Worthington

Best Chinese Food

Panda House, Worthington New City Buffet, Worthington

Best Coffee

Starbucks, Worthington Scooters

THANK YOU TO OUR MANY CUSTOMERS FOR SUPPORTING US!

Southwest Minnesota’s largest selection of liquor, wine and beer.

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HOURS: Mon. - Thurs. 10am-8pm, Fri. & Sat. 10am-9pm, Sun. Noon-5pm Proud Member of Minnesota’s Municipal Beverage Association.

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• 507-343-3880

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Perfect Setting Elegance. Fun. Your Day. Your Way.

Having our wedding celebration at the Worthington Event Center was the best decision we could have made. – Kaylee, Wedding Wire A beautiful facility for any event, large or small. We are suitable for any size group, 20-500 people. Connected via an attached walkway to Comfort Suites, Worthington’s only all-suite hotel.

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BEST BURGER

BEST STEAK

SUPERIOR: Hickory Lodge

SUPERIOR: 1015 Steak Co Dustin and his staff at 1015 Steak Company would like to thank you for your patronage for the last 9 years! They look forward to hosting you in the future. Call to book your holiday party or reserve catering service for your special event.

Thank you once again for your votes in this year’s Best of The Globe! Hickory Lodge is a full-service, family-friendly bar and restaurant located inside the Norwood Inn hotel that offers both dine-in and delivery. We also have a banquet room that hosts up to 200 people, and we provide on-site and off-site food and bar catering. Some of our most popular items on the menu are our homemade pizzas, fresh-ground burgers, in-house hickory smoked ribs and steaks, and broasted chicken. We've got darts, pool tables, big-screen TVs, an old-school jukebox and an arcade for the kiddos!

EXCELLENT: Ground Round

EXCELLENT: Bergen Bar Best Mexican Food El Azteca Long Branch

Best Pizza

Godfathers, Lakeside Travel Hickory Lodge

Best Restaurant Panda House Hickory Lodge

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Now offering ONLINE ORDERING! Visit hickorylodgebarandgrill.com Dine In, Carryout & Delivery Available Banquet room available for up to 200 people

Hours:

Mon-Thurs 4:30 p.m.-Close Fri-Sat 4:30 p.m.- 2 a.m. Closed Sunday

Located in the Norwood Inn Hwy 59 N & I-90 Exit (43) 2015 N. Humiston Ave., Worthington

507-372-2001

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KELBY JENSEN "RED" FOR YOUR

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ONE WORTHINGTON. ONE MARTHALER. Marthaler Worthington Chevrolet 1627 Oxford Street 507-295-0897 worthingtonchevy.com

Marthaler Worthington Fiat Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram 1660 N. Humiston Ave 507-215-8009 worthingtoncdjr.com

Marthaler Worthington Ford

611 Oxford St 888-218-4657 marthalerfordofworthington.com

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Retail

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY SUPERIOR: Hayley Beal Photography

Thank you for your support of my photography in the Best of The Globe 2021! SUPERIOR: Johnson Jewelry I am the face behind the camera! I am happily married to my husband, Thank you for voting for Johnson Sam, and we have two pretty cool kids, Jewelry in this year’s Best of The Globe! Marlee and Karic. I specialize in Boudoir We have been a local family owned business since 1964. We’re known for fine diamonds and exceptional and Senior Photography, but I am a customer service! With quality gemstones and gifts for every jack of all trades. Photography is my occasion, we’re here to help you make memories that last a lifetime. true passion in life, and I love creating memories, no matter what they are! -- Hayley Brandl nee Beal EXCELLENT: Enspired

BEST JEWELRY

Known for Fine Diamonds

Portrait | Senior | Family | Maternity | Boudoir

1009 4th Ave. | Worthington, MN | 507-376-4313 Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm Closed Saturday

HAYLEY BRANDL Worthington, Minnesota • hayleybealphoto.com • 507.360.2534

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY EXCELLENT: LO Photography My name is Brianna Lien-Onsy, and I grew up in Rushmore. I met my husband at college in Rochester, and we moved back to the area in 2014. We have 3 children: Tayis, Indy and Iva. Even though I have always had a passion for photography, I had no idea what I was doing when I started my business in 2013. But I knew it was what I was supposed to do! I found I love newborns, weddings, families and kids. The best part is building relationships with my clients! Without all of you, my business would not be where it is today. Thank you for your support! 10 | BEST OF THE GLOBE 2021

LO Photography & Events

Family • Infant • Children • Wedding • Engagement • Maternity • Event (507) 360-1559 | lophotographyandevents@gmail.com


BEST INTERNET/ PHONE SERVICE PROVIDER SUPERIOR: Lismore Telephone Company Lismore Coop Telephone Co. was officially founded in 1907 and the first telephone pole was put in place in 1904. They’ve grown exponentially since then and have constructed a fiber loop throughout Nobles County. They have 18 towers that provide wireless internet to Nobles, southern Murray and western Jackson counties. They appreciate each vote for The Best of the Globe!

Lismore Coop Telephone Co.

230 S 3rd Ave • Lismore, MN 56155 • lismoretel.com

(507) 472-8748

Lismore Wireless High-Speed Home Internet

Providing Wireless Internet Service Throughout Southwest Minnesota

EXCELLENT: Verizon Wireless

BEST SHOES SUPERIOR: Brown’s Shoe Fit Brown’s Shoe Fit is a full service shoe store in Downtown Worthington. We offer one of the largest selections of athletic and casual shoes in the area, home to brands like Hey Dude, Sorel, New Balance, Clarks, Keen, Brooks, Hoka One One, Asics and many, many more. In addition to shoes, they also have Yeti Products, Oakley Sunglasses, Smartwool Socks and a variety of insole brands. Thank you to all of the customers that voted Browns as the Best of The Globe. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you for years to come.

EXCELLENT: Worthington Footwear & Repair

THANK YOU TO OUR MANY CUSTOMERS FOR SUPPORTING US! 324 10th Street, Worthington, MN | brownsshoefitco.com Hours: Mon.-Fri.: 9am-6pm • Sat.: 9am-4pm | 507-376-4160

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BEST FOOD TRUCK

BEST CLOTHING

SUPERIOR: Long Branch Taco Truck EXCELLENT: Simply Sweet Cheesecake

SUPERIOR: The Stag

A huge thank you to all of my customers and supporters for voting Simply Sweet Cheesecake the Best of The Globe 2021! My name is Megan, the owner and founder of Simply Sweet Cheesecake. In my spare time, I have always enjoyed baking cheesecake for any holiday, corporate event and family gettogethers. My husband is my biggest fan and had urged me for many years to sell my cheesecake as a hobby. In February of 2014, while home on maternity leave with our middle daughter Hazel, I decided that I was going to do just that. I began by creating a name for my favorite hobby – Simply Sweet Cheesecake. From that point, and a lot of hard rewarding work, it has escalated into a blooming business and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with the world!

Best Consignment/Secondhand Closet to Closet The Connection Inc of Windom

Best Electronics

Computer Lodge Karl’s TV & Appliances, Worthington

We want to take time to say Thank You to the community for their support during these last few years, and Thank You for voting The Stag Clothiers the Best of The Globe 2021! We wouldn’t be here today without your support. The Stag Clothiers has been in the same location for more than 35 years, offering men’s and women’s clothing from dress to casual. We look forward to helping our customers with their shopping needs, making exchanges and tailoring your purchase to fit. Thank you for your business!

EXCELLENT: Hers & Mine Boutique Best Flooring

Carpet Plus Vander Stoep Furniture & Flooring Yeske’s Floors & More

Best Floral

Seed & Stem 12:27 Mountain Lake Floral

Thanks fo voting us thre BEST! ◊ Weddings ◊ Birthday Parties ◊ Engagement Parties ◊ Bridal Showers ◊ Bachelor/Bachelorette Parties ◊ Holiday Parties ◊ Graduations ◊ Retirements

A dessert for any occasion!

We create exceptional desserts for ea ch celebration at a price you can afford!

612.232.2605 www.simplysweetcheesecake.com 206 South Highway 86, Lakefield Find us on Facebook

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Thank you for voting us the Best Clothing Store!

Downtown Worthington • 507-376-5920 Monday-Friday 9:30am-5:30pm | Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm


Professionals BEST INSURANCE AGENT SUPERIOR: Jason Vote

Jason Vote, State Farm Insurance, has served the Worthington area as well as clients throughout southwest Minnesota for over 20 years. Jason leads a team of licensed professionals who together have 120 years of experience with insurance and financial services. The agency has earned numerous awards for high achievement from State Farm. On behalf of Jason Vote, Doris Gaul, Tami Brink, Shauna Tweet, Kevin Schaefer, Morgan Hawkins, Renee Sudenga and Cory Pelzel, we thank our clients and the community for voting for us in the Best of The Globe.

BEST REALTOR

SUPERIOR: Jason Johnson

Jason has been in the Real Estate business since 2010 and purchased Johnson Builders & Realty with his brother Kyle in January 2020. He is married to his beautiful wife Marie and is blessed with six children; Breeta, Audrey, Clara, Miles, Levi & Elouise. Jason is a fourth-generation business owner which started with his great grandpa Miles "Kelly" Johnson in 1938. He enjoys work and is surrounded by a great team that works hard and takes pride in serving their clients. Jason is proud to work alongside his brother Kyle, dad Steve and uncle Mike.

EXCELLENT: Genny McCuen

EXCELLENT: Jessica Noble

THANK

YOU! Jason Vote, Agent

716 Oxford Street Worthington, MN 56187 Bus: 507-372-2906 www.jasonvote.com

Growing up in a small town, I learned the importance of being involved in my community! In the almost 20 years I have lived in Worthington I have been blessed to serve on over 10 local community boards, plus volunteer annually for multiple youth and community opportunities. As a real estate agent, it’s important to not o n l y have connections but also relationships. As an owner and broker, I have made it my goal to build a strong team of agents. Without the support of others, it would be difficult to achieve the success our agency has seen over the last several years! I am grateful to our community and my current and past clients for allowing me to assist them in making their home-buying/selling dreams come true! I hope to serve Worthington and the area around us for many years to come!

Thank you! JASON JOHNSON

Thanks for voting us Best of The Globe. We are proud to provide insurance and financial services to Worthington and the surrounding area.

BROKER

CELL - 507-329-0201 OFFICE - 507-376-4149

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BEST DENTIST

HONORARY: Dr. Grant Sorensen SUPERIOR: Dr. Bryan Broussard EXCELLENT: Dr. Savannah Bowen Friendly Dental would like to thank our patients for their continued support through this ever changing and challenging time. We are your friends for creating and keeping healthy smiles that last a lifetime. Drs. Savannah Bowen and Kelly Phillips provide comprehensive dentistry for all ages, offering a wide range of services from Invisalign, implants, Velscope cancer screenings, fillings, root canals, extractions, cleanings and much more. Our team of dental professionals will make it easy for you to achieve optimal health. Our dental hygienists are known for gentle, thorough cleanings and effectively treating periodontal disease. We use the newest technology and utilize digital x-rays. If you have been delaying a visit to the dentist, contact us today and become a part of our dental family. We are accepting new patients — and don’t forget to ask if you qualify for the new patient discount!

Best Hairstylist

Laura Koepsell Brenda Velazquez

Thank you

for voting for me as Best Dentist in the Best of The Globe 2021 contest. I appreciate the opportunity to serve patients in our community and continue to create beautiful smiles. - Dr. Savannah Bowen

Best Furniture Runes Slumberland

Best Gas/Convenience Kwik Trip Hy-Vee Gas

Best Hardware

Schwalbach Ace Hardware Runnings

Best Paint

Schwalbach Ace Hardware Diamond Vogel

Best Recreation Dealer Jaycox Powersports Jackson Sports LLC

THANK

YOU ACCEPTING New Patients Dr. Kelly Phillips and Dr. Savannah Bowen 1316 McMillan St., Worthington • 507-376-5525 Find us on the web: www.friendlydentalpc.com Email: friendlydental@mydentalmail.com

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BEST AUTO SALESPERSON

BEST AUTO DEALER

I started selling cars 5 ½ years ago. Before that I worked in construction. I wanted to try something new, and I had always liked cars, so I decided to give car sales a shot. It was the best decision I’ve ever made! I love helping people, and I love meeting every new client. Every deal is different! I’d like to thank my wife for her support! Right now I’m focusing on providing for my family, as we are expecting our first child in January 2022. I’d also like to thank my boss, Steve, for always believing in me and giving me the opportunity to sell cars. Thank you for your votes in the Best of The Globe 2021 contest! I’m glad that people like working with me as much as I like working with them!

The entire staff at Marthaler Chevrolet of Worthington would like to thank you for your votes in Best of The Globe 2021! We’re here to help: consider us for the purchase of your next new Chevrolet, Certified preowned GM, or pre-owned vehicle. It is our goal to provide you with an excellent purchase and ownership experience. Let us introduce you to our staff, show you some of our special vehicle offers, and take you through our complete line of new and used inventory. We can help you find exactly what you are looking for. Our unmatched service and diverse Chevrolet inventory have set us apart as the preferred dealer in Worthington, and we’re home of the free 7-state delivery. Stop by to meet the team and check out our inventory!

EXCELLENT: Jim Lutmer

EXCELLENT: Marthaler Ford

SUPERIOR: Kelby Jensen “Red”

I’ve worked in car sales for a total of 40 years, since I graduated from college. I’ve worked at Papik for the last 8 years. My favorite part of the job is meeting the people and taking care of my customers! The next time you’re in the market for a new (or newto-you) car, come over to Luverne and let us help you. Thank you to everyone who voted for me, I appreciate it! It’s a great honor.

SUPERIOR: Marthaler Chevrolet

We are proud to be your local Ford dealer and meet your service, new car sales and used car sales needs! We have all of the latest Ford trucks, cars, SUVs, Crossovers and Hybrids. We also have many used and certified pre-owned vehicles to meet every budget. Owners appreciate working with the factory-trained, certified expert technicians in our friendly, fast and reliable full service garage for all of their maintenance and repair needs, including oil changes, tire rotations, new and replacement tire sales, brake service, batteries, tune ups, radiator, engine and electrical repairs and of course, any warranty work you may need.

WE MAKE IT EASY! Now in 3 locations!

WWW.PAPIK.COM

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Services BEST DENTAL OFFICE SUPERIOR: Friendly Dental

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Friendly Dental would like to thank our patients for their continued support through this ever changing and challenging time. We are your friends for creating and keeping healthy smiles that last a lifetime. Drs. Savannah Bowen and Kelly Phillips provide comprehensive dentistry for all ages, offering a wide range of services. Our team of dental professionals & hygienists will make it easy for you to achieve optimal health. We are accepting new patients!

BEST PHYSICAL THERAPY SUPERIOR: Prairie Rehab

Founded in 1995, Prairie Rehabilitation is locally owned by therapists. Our practice has grown with additional locations and services being added throughout the years, yet our commitment to strive for Excellence in Rehabilitation and Wellness has remained. Our core philosophy is Individualized “Patient First” care in a collaborative environment. We view it as an honor to be entrusted with assisting each individual patient to regain their way of life.

EXCELLENT: Sanford Rehab, Worthington

Something to Smile About Thank you for your vote in the Best of The Globe contest for the fifth year! We truly appreciate your support! • General and Family Dentistry • Cosmetic Dentistry • Invisalign • 3D Digital Dentistry ACCEPTING new Patients

Dr. Kelly Phillips and Dr. Savannah Bowen 1316 McMillan St. • Worthington

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BEST HOTEL

SUPERIOR: Comfort Suites Thank you for voting us Best of The Globe for the last five years! We are Worthington’s only all-suite hotel attached to the Worthington Event Center. Guests will enjoy the indoor heated pool, fitness center and banquet/meeting rooms able to accommodate up to 500 people. Wake up refreshed with a free hot

breakfast and other amenities, including: • Free wireless high-speed internet • Free weekday newspaper • Free local calls Whether visiting Worthington for business or pleasure, the comfort Suites and Conference Center offers friendly service at a reasonable price.

BEST DENTAL OFFICE

EXCELLENT: Adrian Family Dental

BEST HOTEL

Thank you for voting for us in Best of The Globe 2021! Adrian Family Dental is a fully licensed and insured dental office that you can have confidence in. We accept most insurance plans. We also offer financing options and a range of quality dental care solutions and services. Don’t fear going to the dentist, turn to the trained and experienced staff at Adrian Family Dental. Call us today to set up an appointment. You’ll be on your way to realizing the difference that our gentle care, personalized service, and comfortable environment can make for a pleasant dental experience.

Thank you for your support in the Best of The Globe 2021! The Holiday Inn Express in Worthington is conveniently located off I-90, next to Ground Round Grill & Bar and adjacent to the Avera Health Care Clinic. We serve a fresh daily Express Start Breakfast Buffet, have an indoor swimming pool, free wireless internet and exercise room. We cater to the needs of business travelers who call on businesses in southwestern Minnesota with a 24-hour Business Center equipped with a computer and a printer, free fax service for our IHG Rewards Club members and Fed-Ex pick-up service available Monday-Friday. Our meeting room seats up to 30 and we have a two-room Executive Suite that makes an ideal “on-the-road” office capable of hosting small, private meetings.

EXCELLENT: Holiday Inn Express

Thank you! Conveniently located off I-90 in Worthington's shopping and dining district, our hotel is close to everything this friendly town has to offer!

DR. MICHELLE SKAFF, DDS (507) 483-2101

113 MAIN AVE • ADRIAN, MN

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BEST BANK/CREDIT UNION SUPERIOR: First State Bank Southwest EXCELLENT: Fulda Area Credit Union

BEST CLEANING SERVICES SUPERIOR: Grothe Prosteam

Grothe Prosteam has been proudly serving southwest Minnesota for the We’re proud to be honored again in Best of past 18 years with over 39 years of the Globe 2021. Our members know that at Fulda combined experience. We are here for Area Credit Union, you’re not just another account you, whether you are buying or selling number. You’re part of a member-owned, membera home, just needing a thorough air served family. As a not-for-profit institution, duct or carpet cleaning, or soot and your earnings are returned to you in the form of dividends, low cost loan rates and other free or low fee services. Founded in water cleanup. We also specialize in 1986, we’re here to serve anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school tile and grout cleaning. The whole crew at Grothe Prosteam — in Nobles, Murray, Cottonwood, Jackson, Martin, Watonwan, Pipestone and Vickie, Todd, Randy and Shelley — would like to thank everyone Rock counties. Our full-service branch offices are conveniently located in who voted for us. We appreciate all of you! Fulda, Windom, Worthington, Jackson, and Mountain Lake, Minnesota.

THANK YOU

for choosing us as one of the Best of the Globe 202 !

507.775.2802 | fuldaareacreditunion.com Insured by NCUA

TODD SCHREIER, VICKIE ENGELKES, RANDY SWAN, SHELLEY ACKERMAN

Grothe ProSteam, Air Duct & Carpet Cleaning, Soot & Water Cleanup

We also specialize in Stripping and Waxing of Tile Floors & Tile & Grout Cleaning

Having a healthy home should be a way of life!

BEST CLEANING SERVICES EXCELLENT: T’s Cleaning

Thank you for your support in Best of The Globe 2021! I started T’s Cleaning a year ago, in November 2020. Heron Lake was looking for someone to clean City Hall. I stepped up, and then thought — at this point, might as well jump in with both feet! The business took off from there. My husband (and marketing manager!) is my biggest supporter. I am so grateful for my friends and family helping me get the word out, and my customers who keep using my services and voted for me in this contest! I’m excited to continue serving my community in 2022! 18 | BEST OF THE GLOBE 2021

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800-499-6563


BEST AUTO CARE

SUPERIOR: Micks Repair

BEST TIRE SERVICE

SUPERIOR: Anderson Alignment

Thank you for voting for us in If your car needs a fix, take Best of The Globe 2021! it to Mick’s! We are a tire and service repair We offer oil, lube and shop. We can work on everything filter service, tire service and from cars and trucks to semis, automotive repair. Contact trailers and tractors. We also offer Mick, Kelly, Terry or Corey roadside assistance and 24-hour for all of your automotive farm service. We offer quality work needs. We are proud to 405 10th St., Worthington done right: our mechanics have serve Worthington and the 507-376-3095 surrounding communities. Thank you for voting for us — we more than 50 combined years of experience so you can trust the work we do! appreciate your support!

EXCELLENT: Anderson Alignment

BEST AUTO BODY

SUPERIOR: Micks Repair EXCELLENT: Schuett Auto Body

EXCELLENT: Mick’s Repair Best Assisted Living Ecumen Meadows Golden Horizons

Best Chiropractic Office Worthington Chiropractic Southwest Chiropractic

Best Cosmetic/Esthetic Service Primp Salon Hair Gallery

Best Electrician

Worthington Electric Dan’s Electric

Mick, Terry, Kelly & Corey thank you for choosing us for Best Auto Care in the Best of The Globe 2021.

MICK’S REPAIR

• TIRES • OIL CHANGE • MAINTENANCE • TRAILER REPAIR • 24-HOUR FARM SERVICE

507-376-3095

500 9th Street • Worthington 507-376- 4744

Thank you for your patronage in the past and in the years to come!

405 10th Street, Worthington, MN 56187

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BEST HOME REPAIR/CONSTRUCTION

SUPERIOR: Johnson Builders & Realty

EXCELLENT: Chad Kremer Construction

Johnson Builders and Realty has been a local construction business since 1938, and Kyle and Jason are fourth-generation owners. Specializing in working here locally, we work on both commercial and residential projects, both big and small. We have been blessed with many past and present relationships that have been formed through our business, and looking forward to keeping those strong, while also making new ones in the future. Our families, living and working in this area, are very thankful for the business we have done with our local community.

You can trust Chad Kremer Construction LLC with all your residential, agriculture, and commercial building needs. We are contractors that build with exceptional quality, are trustworthy, reliable and dependable. And most of all, you can count on our experience to remodel your project on time and on budget. We strive to build customer relationships. We work hard to exceed your expectations and build better properties with lasting value for you to enjoy. Whether your dreams are to build a new home or remodel a kitchen, we are your qualified contractors to handle all your projects. Thank you for your votes and support in Best of The Globe 2021! We look forward to continuing to build up our community for years to come.

Best Exercise Facility

Worthington Area YMCA Center for Active Living, Worthington

Best Hair Salon New Gen Studio Primp Salon

Best HVAC

Lowe’s Sheet Metal BTU

Best Landscaping

Ideal Landscape Lakes Edge Landscaping, Heron Lake

Best Meat Counter, Locker or Market W-2’s Quality Meats Johnson’s Meat Market

Chad Kremer Construction LLC Residential & Commercial Construction

BUILDERS & REALTY, INC. www.jbrhomes.com

Helping Businesses & Homeowners Achieve their Goals in Progressing Forward Since 1938. 1114 OXFORD STREET, WORTHINGTON

507-376-4149 LIC. 1027

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BUILD YOUR DREAM DREAM. BUILD. LIVE!

Passionate Dedicated Thorough

Locally owned and operated by Chad Kremer Serving clients within a 60 mile radius from Brewster in Southwest Minnesota

507.227.1268 • 35471 200TH STREET, BREWSTER WWW.CHADKREMERCONSTRUCTION.COM


BEST HEARING

SUPERIOR: Southwest Hearing Technologies

S o u t h w e s t Hearing Technologies is a patient-focused company that has been in Worthington for 30 years. We take pride in helping our patients — from answering any questions they have to ensuring they get what they need. We have a strong and helpful staff that are always here for you. We welcome suggestions that our patients have to make us a better company. Thank you to all who have voted us Best Of The Globe 2021! We appreciate all the support we have received not only in our community but in the whole region!

EXCELLENT: Hearing & Speech Center Best Medical Facility

Avera - Access Family Medical Center, Worthington Sanford Worthington Medical Center

Best Pharmacy

Sterling Drug Hy-Vee, Worthington

Best Physical Therapy

Prairie Rehab Sanford Rehab, Worthington

BEST INSURANCE AGENCY

SUPERIOR: State Farm Jason Vote

Jason Vote, State Farm Insurance, has served the Worthington area as well as clients throughout southwest Minnesota for over 20 years. Jason leads a team of licensed professionals who together have 120 years of experience with insurance and financial services. The agency has earned numerous awards for high achievement from State Farm. On behalf of Jason Vote, Doris Gaul, Tami Brink, Shauna Tweet, Kevin Schaefer, Morgan Hawkins, Renee Sudenga and Cory Pelzel, we thank our clients and the community for voting for us in the Best of The Globe.

EXCELLENT: Nickel & Associates Best Plumbing

Harlan’s Plumbing Don’s Plumbing

PROUD TO BE PART OF YOUR COMMUNITY!

• Local Hearing Experts • Hearing Consultations • Demonstration of new technology • Repair of most hearing aids

(507) 376 -4407 WINDOM • WORTHINGTON • PIPESTONE www.southwesthearingtechnologies.com

THANK YOU! Thanks for voting us Best of The Globe.

We are proud to provide insurance and financial services to Worthington Thanksarea for voting us THANK andYOU! the surrounding Jason Vote, Agent

Best of The Globe.

are proud to provide Jason Vote,We Agent 716 Oxford Street insurance and financial Worthington, MNStreet 56187Worthington, MN 716 Oxford 56187 services to Worthington Bus: 507-372-2906 Bus: 507-372-2906 | www.jasonvote.com www.jasonvote.com and the surrounding area

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BEST TAX SERVICES

BEST GROCERY

SUPERIOR: Worthington Tax & Business Services SUPERIOR: Hy-Vee EXCELLENT: West Ridge Tax & Accounting Services Thank you for voting for Hy-Vee the Best Of The Globe 2021! We strive to give you the best possible experience in our store. This award tells us we’re achieving our goals, and we are grateful and honored. We offer a wide variety of services including: • Bakery • Health Market • Deli • Pharmacy • Floral • Convenience Store • Market Grille • Starbucks • Much, much more! Come and see what we have in store for you today. Thank you for letting us serve Worthington and the surrounding area for more than 50 years. We appreciate your business and your support!

We appreciate the continued support from Worthington and the surrounding communities. We are honored to be recognized in the Best of The Globe 2021! West Ridge Accounting opened our Worthington Office in September 2018. As we enter our fourth tax season, we look forward to continuing to show outstanding service in our community. West Ridge Accounting Services provides a positive client experience from a team of professionals that are committed to excellence.

EXCELLENT: Fareway

Call us 507-376-4829 Schedule your Tax Season appointment today!

Visit our website today to schedule your tax appointment www.WestRidgeAccounting.com

MEET OUR TEAM:

Gina Katona Office Manager Tax Professional and Small Business Specialist

Larry Iten Senior Tax Professional

Sam White Enrolled Agent

705 10th Ave. • Worthington, MN 56187 22 | BEST OF THE GLOBE 2021

THANK YOU!


BEST INVESTMENTS

SUPERIOR: Mike Woll Investments

At Mike Woll Investment Office, we take the time to get to know each individual client to help pursue financial goals and dreams. With many years of varied experiences, the team of Mike, Carol, Aaron and Alaina enjoys serving our clients and taking care of their needs. We are honored to serve people throughout the region and beyond. We invite you to stop in and see our unique space on the top of the hill in downtown Worthington.

BEST APPLIANCES

SUPERIOR: Karl’s TV, Audio & Appliances In 1956, when Elmer Karl opened the first Karl's TV in Gregory, South Dakota, televisions were just making their way into households, customers expected great service and businesses stood behind the products they sold because it was the right thing to do. More than 60 years later, Karl's offers the region's broadest inventory of in-stock name brand TVs and appliances, a comfortable selection of seating and an exclusive line of mattresses. Through our expansive buying group relationships, we are able to be priced competitively on a daily basis. We truly service what we sell with our own dedicated staff of technicians, who are equipped to get the job done right. At Karl's, we value every customer and community we serve. We are honored to win Best of The Globe for the fifth consecutive year, and look forward to serving our community for years to come.

EXCELLENT: Thrivent Financial, Lakefield EXCELLENT: Culligan of Worthington

507-727-7777 | mikewoll.com 201 9th St., Worthington, MN 56187 Offering General Securities through Momentum Independent Network Member: FINRA/SIPC. 201 9th St, Worthington, MN 56187. 507.727.7777

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BEST NURSING HOME

SUPERIOR: Maple Lawn, Fulda EXCELLENT: South Shore Care Center

BEST VETERINARIAN SERVICES

SUPERIOR: Veterinary Medical Center

The Veterinary Medical Center began in 1952 and grew into a large multi-doctor practice serving the upper Midwest region of the US. They offer state of the art services for both large and small animals. VMC prices itself on finding practical solutions to complex animal disease challenges with the help of caring staff. Promoting education regarding livestock production and disease interaction has been the focus for prevention of disease issues. Vaccination protocols and diagnostics help to give herd managers and pet owners the necessary tools to help their animals achieve maximum health status. Visit us at www.vmcclinic.com.

Thank you for your support in Best of The Globe 2021! Healthcare is far from one-size-fits-all, and we understand that completely. At South Shore Care Center, we consider each patient’s unique needs and devote ourselves entirely to servicing them. Being away from home doesn’t have to mean being away from family. At South Shore Care Center, we care.

EXCELLENT: Cottonwood County Veterinary Clinic

Best Screenprinting & Embroidery

Best Sign Service

Kustom Threads Serenity Gifts

Harvey Sign Co Custom Graphics

We’re Here When You Need Us

SPECIALIZING IN: • PT, OT, Speech Rehabilitation Services • Skilled Nursing Care 1307 S. Shore Dr. Worthington, MN 507-376-3175 24 | BEST OF THE GLOBE 2021

Veterinary Medical Center

We would like to thank the Worthington community and surrounding area for voting for us as Best of The Globe. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOUR SUPPORT! 600 Oxford St. • Worthington, MN

(507)372-2957


BEST REAL ESTATE AGENCY SUPERIOR: Johnson Builders & Realty

EXCELLENT: Re/Max Premier Realty Thank you for your votes in Best of The Globe 2021! RE/ MAX Premier Realty Agents offer over 50 years of combined service. Our highly trained & educated full-time agents are top notch! Specializing in Residential, Commercial & Relocation we are available to meet all your needs. In 2020 our agents were awarded the #1 Company for Per Agent Productivity Award for RE/MAX Integra and the State of Minnesota. Working hard for all of our clients while remaining knowledgeable about our current market trends.

Johnson Builders & Realty has been in the real estate business since 1983! They are proud to serve Worthington and the surrounding communities and maintain focus on customer service. Teamwork has been the key to success. The team consists of full-time real estate agents, a closing coordinator and receptionist. They are also members of the Multiple Listing Service (MLS)! Call Johnson Builders & Realty for all of your real estate needs!

Your Home Town Team All types of Real Estate for Sale

Homes in all price ranges Acreages • Investment Property Condominiums • Building Lots Commercial Property New home construction

Your Real Estate Sales Professionals at Johnson Builders & Realty, Inc. Jason Johnson Broker 507-329-0201

Steve Johnson Broker 507-370-1602

Mike Johnson General Contractor

Phillip Willardson REALTOR 507-360-0599

Kyle W. Johnson General Contractor

Toni Brouillet REALTOR 507-329-2816

Bob Paplow Construction Manager

Shelley Standafer

Davi Bullerman

REALTOR/Closing Coordinator REALTOR/Broker Assistant 507-370-7057 507-370-7057

Maria Muniz Administrative Assistant

Holly Sieve

BUILDERS & REALTY, INC. www.jbrhomes.com call

376-4149

1114 Oxford Street • Worthington jbrhomes.com

REALTOR 507-360-6579

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Thank you for voting Re/Max Premier Realty

Best Real Estate Office!

Proud sponsor of the Children’s Miracle Network

Happy Holidays! Thank you for voting me

Best Realtor!

The finest compliment I can receive is a referral.

Genny McCuen Broker/Owner Cell: 507-360-8756 Office: 507-727-9812 1626 Oxford Street, Worthington, MN

Each office is independently owned and operated.

Each office is independently owned and operated.

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BEST GROCERY BEST GAS STATION

BEST PHARMACY

BEST COFFEE 507-372-7354 1235 Oxford Street • Worthington, MN www.hy-vee.com


“Your Servicing Dealer Since 1956.”

Thank You!

We would like to thank all of our customers for voting us your

Favorite Appliance & Electronics Store for

2021 Best of the Globe! We Sell & Service the Industry’s Top Brands!

208 9th Street Worthington (507) 376-3121

www.karlsonline.com


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