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  • New murals beautify Spring Grove

    The value of art in Spring Grove is evident in many places. Recently more beauty was added to the town through two murals hand-painted by Decorah artist Carl Homstad. Homstad’s murals have adorned Spring Grove architecture for many years; he recently completed a mural on the exterior of the Bluff Country Artists Gallery and is currently working on a mural on the east side of Northern Engraving.

  • Work progressing on Jordan Township Hall
    “It’s sort of like a legacy we’ve received.  The people before us took good care of it for a very long time, and now it’s our turn to do that,” said rural Chatfield resident Tim Gossman, surveying recent restoration work done on the Jordan Township Hall located on County 102, just southwest of Chatfield. 
  • Jail Haus in Wykoff gets new roof

    The Historic Wykoff Jail Haus Bed & Breakfast now has a shiny new roof so that it can keep up its longtime job of housing “inmates.”

  • Steve Brown excited about WinTech’s move to Rushford

    “I think this will be a very good move for us. There’s a lot of work to be done until we’re up and running here. But it will be well worth it,” said WinTech Industries CEO Steve Brown, as he walked around the 9,200 square foot building on the north end of Rushford he recently purchased.

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  • A vengeance denied, R-P gridders lose to Awesome Blossoms 8-6

    The Rushford-Peterson Trojans lost in a close battle to Blooming Prairie 8-6 in their season opener last Saturday in Blooming Prairie.

  • Lions maul Athletics in season opener
      Things went from bad to worse for the Lyle/Pacelli Athletics last Saturday. Visiting Spring Grove took control of the gridiron, scoring early and often on a 72-8 opening game rout. 
  • Cougars blank Wolverines 48-0
    Mabel-Canton opened its football season with a bang last week, defeating Glenville-Emmons 48-0 on the road. 
  • When I picked out the name for my column, I knew I’d be writing about all the strange and “hick” things we do. But so far, I haven’t mentioned the hickest thing about us: Our shoes — or lack thereof. The Clan spends a lot of time barefoot, and when we do wear shoes, they are of the minimalist or “barefoot” shoe variety, with as little between our feet and the ground as possible.

  • I have a confession to make about Ashley Madison, the world’s leading married dating website for discreet encounters, or so it boasts. No, I wasn’t one of the more than 30 million customers outed after hackers exposed the list of people who were “discreetly” arranging an affair.

  • I have enjoyed numerous vacations to different states throughout my life, but really do not consider myself to be a frequent traveller. I have never left the United States and have only flown once, when my sister and I traveled to Hawaii in 1988.

  • While it's hard to believe that summer is about over and school is right around the corner, the Rushford-Peterson All School Open House will be held next Wednesday, Sept. 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. 
  • This year’s Lanesboro silent movies  come together with a different twist

    The Lanesboro silent movies are coming soon to a park near you. Seven original films will be shown on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13. This year, creating and filming the movies took on a different twist than in years past.

  • Renowned folk-rock musician  Al Stewart coming to Chatfield

    Scottish folk-rock musician Al Stewart, who rose to prominence as part of the British folk revival in the 1960s and 1970s, will perform on the Potter Auditorium stage at the Chatfield Center for the Arts (CCA) Saturday, Sept. 19.

Minnesota State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair kicks off this week in St. Paul. Will you be attending the fair?


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