The city of Preston is hoping to start a holiday tradition as it honors those who served the community and made it what it is today. This is the first year the Preston Chamber of Commerce purchased a Christmas tree and dedicated it to a significant figure in the city's history.
Throughout the Christmas season, the appreciation of faith and the spirit of giving back are abundant.
The New Year quickly approaches, bringing with it the close of Sheriff Daryl Jensen's dedicated law enforcement career.
“I went to the Dorothy Day House in October, and that was a good situation…I realized that homelessness can happen to anyone. I think I had a stereotype about it, but that definitely changed…they’re just regular people,” related Gracie Grant, a member of Chatfield High School’s Student Service Club.
When Friends of Forestville gathered at the Gateway for their annual Christmas dinner party, they were celebrating more than just another year of successfully supporting Historic Forestville site. Everyone was interested to see just how the endowment fund was progressing.
The Minnesota Historical Society recently awarded the Lanesboro Historical Museum a $10,000 grant to catalogue the inventory of the museum's main floor. With an outdated database and limited accessibility for locating a particular piece of history, this grant will allow the local museum volunteers to improve its system of organization and record keeping.
Three games kept the Lady Lions busy last week, winning two league meetings and dropping a non-conference contest. SG (4-4, 4-1 SEC) remained atop the SEC East Division standings.
The Burros hosted a pair of top conference opponents last week, but fell to both teams.
The Chatfield boys basketball team last week won two games and lost one, giving the Goophers a record of 5-5, 4-3 in the Three Rivers Conference.
Violet Erickson, 88, of Harmony, died Wednesday evening, Dec. 17, 2014, at the Harmony Healthcare Center in Harmony.
Irene B. Jacobson, 95, of Wykoff, died Thursday morning, Dec. 18, 2014, at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Mildred “Millie” Lillian Corson, 91, of Preston, died on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, at the Grand Meadow Care Center.
The increasing gap between the “haves” and “have-nots” has been a national, even global, concern over the past several years. Minnesota school administrators, particularly those in Greater Minnesota, have started to raise concern about a similar gap in one particular area — deferred maintenance funding for schools.
Each and every day the world opens up far beyond our local horizons. Usually for me it occurs when I’m on the computer, checking Facebook, emails and articles that come my way.
Confusion has reigned in Spring Valley since the local solid waste service recently changed its schedule. Some residents have had their garbage totes out the wrong days and their recycling totes out the wrong weeks for the every-other-week recycling service.
The annual Community Christmas Dinner, hosted by the Spring Valley Area Ministerial Association, will be held on Christmas Day at Faith United Methodist Church located at 617 Maple Lane in Spring Valley.
In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle as people prepare for Christmas celebrations this Thursday, many find the season to be extremely stressful.
Join the Chatfield Center for the Arts as it hosts an evening of carols and worship with singer and songwriter Ryan Edberg on Saturday, Dec. 20. “A W.H.A.T. Christmas” begins at 7 p.m. in Potter Auditorium with free admission. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.