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Have questions about the Worthington area?  Need information?

We want you never to feel like outsiders in a new town, but to quickly become connected, thriving community members!

Contact Katie Kouba


Mobile Phone: 916.873.2338 (Call or Text)

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Since moving to the area, Katie has made herself a student of the Worthington community and the surrounding areas. She is committed to using her experience to helping you acclimate well, and encourages you to contact her at any point during your journey here. She is constantly learning more about Worthington life, local schools, businesses, things to do, local entertainment, and community events where you can meet people and develop relationships.

Some of the things I can help you with: 

Hobbies/Interests: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?  What will that look like in the Worthington Area?  I'd love to chat with you about how you can get connected to the people who have similar interests and the places you may enjoy the most. Check out our page on local RECREATION, Southwest Minnesota Fishing Club,

Housing:  I can correspond with you on the rental availabilties that I know of.  We have wonderful REALTORS in the area that will also be incredibly helpful.  At the bottom of this page, you will also find a link to a brochure listing the local apartment complexes based on need.  

Childcare: You can search for area childcare and early education providers statewide at PARENTAWARE.ORG.  The staff at Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council can also be helpful in this search.  

Education: From preschools, to public school, to Christian School, to Catholic School, to community college, to Community Education programs for all ages, I can help you get the answers to all of your questions so that your family transitions well and flourishes in their learning environments.  

Jobs:  We can talk about your experience and get you networking with the right indiviudals.  

Indeed, Minnesota Works.Net and Jobs HQ are fairly comprehensive sources for job listings.  Call the Worthington Workforce Center in downtown for further assistance!  

You can also contact the Worthington WorkForce Center, or do your own searching on their website

Facebook is also an up and coming source for information on local career opportunities!  Simply search for "jobs 56187" or something similar.  

Volunteering:  Sometimes, one of the most effective ways to get to know a community is by volunteering where help is needed!  We have some amazing people in our town, and it's a great experience to work alongside others that are meeting needs. We can talk more about opportunities that may interest you or your family.  Some local volunteering oportunities are listed HERE at and HERE at  

Arts: Worthington Area Symphony, Worthington City Band, Worthington Area Music Boosters Organization, Nobles County Art Center, Worthington Memorial Auditorium of Performing Arts, Artmobile

Fitness Centers: YMCA, Worthington Golf & Fitness Club, Ignite Studio, Anytime Fitness, and Prairie Rehab & Fitness


Other Helpful Links: 

Worthington Community and Visitors Guide

Worthington Parks and Bike Trails System

Annual Town-Wide Events

Community Calendar

Local News:  The GlobeRadio Works

The Young Professionals Network

Active Older Adults: Center for Active Living, YMCA programs

Families: Worthington Area Moms Facebook group, MOPS "Mothers of Preschoolers" (ages0-5), 4H, Boy Scouts

Veterans: Veterans of Foreign Wars Facebook Page  American Legion Facebook Page

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