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  • Military Ball honors the Merchant Marines

    The Merchant Marines were honored at the 11th annual Military Ball, hosted by friends of the American Legion, on Saturday, April 25, at the Fest Building in Spring Grove. The attendance of 187 encompassed a wide range of individuals from the tri-state area.

  • ‘High School Musical’ comes to life on-stage in Spring Grove

    Spring Grove High School’s production of Disney’s “High School Musical” is the start of something new and the students are counting on community members to come join in the fun.

  • Chatfield FFA chapter named Outstanding Chapter

     “I am proud of my students because they put a lot of time and effort into their projects and judging contests. It takes a lot of time, studying and practicing to make it to state and to place as a finalist in your project area or top five team. That requires time and effort above and beyond what is asked for from their advisor. These are the students who are logging hours all year round,” said Chatfield High School FFA advisor Stacy Fritz.

  • Kingsland grad biking across  country to support cancer research

    “A few months ago, I was looking for some motivation to help get me through a particularly long stretch of homework.  I was brainstorming some adventures I could go on this summer, and I thought of riding my bike across the country,” said Minnesota State University, Mankato, student Kvanli. He “casually mentioned it to Mitch, which was like throwing gas on a fire, and here we are,” planning how to get from Florence, Oregon, on June 14 to Portland, Maine, on or around Aug. 17.

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  • Sprinters rack up relay wins
    Two meets challenged Caledonia/Spring Grove thinclads last week. The first took place at Rushford while the second was held in La Crescent. Neither meet was team scored. 
  • M-C baseball team picks up  three wins in successful week

    The Cougars improved their 2015 record last week, adding three wins with just one loss.

  • Baseball team wins four in successful week

    This past week the Chatfield baseball team (now 8-3)  picked up four wins over Fillmore Central/Lanesboro (11-6), Lewiston-Altura (3-0), Caledonia/Spring Grove (5-4) and St. Charles (12-2, in five innings).  With the four wins the Gophers have moved into the top spot in the TRC-West, 1 ½ games ahead of Wabasha-Kellogg (7-5).

  • Monday morning as I was flying from Pittsburgh to Minnesota, I was writing this column, editing news stories, formatting photos and, if I had time, designing pages for this week’s edition. In other words, I was at my desk, which just happened to be a laptop more than 10,000 feet above earth.

  • After the first couple of days in Bangkok this winter, I realized I had not really brought along clothes that were practical for the real tropics. I looked at all of the things I had unpacked and realized I had not been really thinking about Bangkok; I was ready for a Minnesota summer. After all, that was where I was when I packed and in the hubbub of this last winter, I will just say I wasn’t paying enough attention to what I was doing. As a result, I had very few pieces of clothing that would be truly comfortable in the typical heat and humidity of Thailand.

  • Minnesota State FFA Secretary Valerie Earley was the main speaker at the Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA banquet last week. She felt at home since it really has been home for the Wykoff resident, who noted she is a “proud” member of the chapter even though she graduated from Kingsland High School in 2014.

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