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  • Heart bombs away!
    Ever send a valentine to a building? That's what some elementary students in Houston County are preparing to do.

  • Lanesboro students meet former President Bill Clinton
    It's a once in a lifetime experience to meet and shake the hand of a former United States president. Lanesboro students Cade and Coy Pederson recently had the opportunity and the experience as they snuck in a picture with former President Bill Clinton when he visited Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, on Thursday, Jan. 28.

  • Theft, fraud charges filed against  former Historic Bluff Country director
    Historic Bluff Country, Inc., is once again experiencing a financial setback after discovering a former director allegedly took money from the organization. Charges have been filed in Fillmore County District Court against Trisha Ann Parrish of Rushford. She faces felony charges for allegedly stealing more than $10,500 from the organization she was entrusted to lead.

  • Love persists for Wykoff couple

    “I didn’t pay any attention to him,” recalled the former Connie Mosher, speaking about the boy in her sophomore study hall. That boy was simply too smart-alecky. She had friends right there to keep her busy, all sorts of school things to do, like sing in the chorus and manage the Aureum school newspaper. 

    
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  • Koop scores 21 to lead Trojans over FC
    As the Trojan girls enter the final month of regular season play, lead scorer Brianna Koop and her teammates started their February games off with a road win against Fillmore Central.

  • Boys trip Rushford-Peterson in state-ranked showdown
    With three wins last week, the Spring Grove boys have clinched at least a share of a sixth straight SEC East Division championship. The state-ranked spotlight was on Thursday's non-conference win at Rushford-Peterson. The week had begun at home on Monday, February 1 versus Houston and closed on Friday at LeRoy-Ostrander.

  • M-C girls defeat SA, W-K
    The Mabel-Canton girls basketball team picked up two wins last week, as they topped Schaeffer Academy 45-22 last Friday and the beat visiting Wabasha-Kellogg Saturday afternoon by a 58-55 score.

  • Lillian Kalash, 78, of Eitzen
    Lillian Margaret Kalash, 78, of Eitzen, died on Monday, Feb. 1, 2016, after a 12-year journey with Alzheimer’s Disease at the Golden Living Center in La Crescent.

  • Mark McKay, 54, of Harmony
    Mark William McKay, 54, of Harmony, died Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 at his home, McKay’s Evergreen Dale Farm. 

  • Lorna Marie Vogt, 82
    Lorna Marie Vogt, 82, claimed eternal life with her heavenly Father on Feb. 3, 2016.



  • Whether they like it or not, professional athletes are our children’s heroes. What they do on the playing fields or courts, is closely scrutinized and in many cases emulated by our youth.

  • Courses in which students receive both college and high school credit are becoming more common in area high schools. A student last spring received a high school diploma from Kingsland High School and a two-year associate of arts diploma from Riverland Community College after taking several College in the Schools classes at the high school for dual credit. More Kingsland High School students are on track to do the same this year.

  • A week ago Saturday – while the weather was unseasonably warm and there was no thick blanket of white on the ground – I took a drive to the Mississippi River at Brownsville and Reno. In addition to simply seeing one of my favorite areas on the river, I had an ulterior motive; I wanted to see where exactly the Canadian Pacific (CP) train had derailed, sending a few cars into the icy river.

  • Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine in Decorah will focus on proper techniques and form for young athletes throughout its winter excel course. These include correct lifting stance, intro to plyometric exercises, ACL prevention and core strength. This course is held at the Winneshiek Medical Center from March 1 through March 24.

  • The Minnesota Highway Safety Center will be offering the 55-plus driver improvement course on Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Wednesday, Feb. 17. The sessions will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Lanesboro school.

  • Donating blood is safe, simple and it saves lives. It takes just one hour to make a life-saving blood donation, which will impact the lives of up to three different hospital patients. 

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