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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:34 AM
On Saturday, April 23, the 2016 racing season got underway at Decorah’s Upper Iowa Speedway. Five classes of cars returned for another run at the local points series in wheel-to-wheel quarter-mile action. Those included stock cars, hobby stocks, b-mods, four-cylinder hornets and mod lites.

  • Rushford’s Curt Luhmann returned to Decorah on May 7, winning the Mod Lites Division at Upper Iowa Speedway. Luhmann worked his way up from sixth position to win heat one, then rode the pole in the feature all the way to the checkered flag. Second place went to Iowan Josh Roney, who began the feature in 10th place. Jason Gorman of New Hampton Iowa took third. Eli Hershberger of Mabel, finished ninth.

  • On Saturday, April 23, the 2016 racing season got underway at Decorah’s Upper Iowa Speedway. Five classes of cars returned for another run at the local points series in wheel-to-wheel quarter-mile action. Those included stock cars, hobby stocks, b-mods, four-cylinder hornets and mod lites.

  • Six local men excel on college teams
    Six Spring Grove men were collegiate athletes on four campuses in three states during the last school year, 2014-'15. Four were on the gridiron, one competed on the basketball court and another was a powerlifter.
  • Larson Well rallies to take tourney title
    Larson Well Drilling, which had finished as regular-season runner-up, closed the summer with the Canton League Tournament championship. Coming out of the losers' bracket, Larson Well had to win four games, taking two out of three against regular-season champion Mabel Liquor.

  • Larson Well rallies to take tourney title
      Larson Well Drilling, which had finished as regular-season runner-up, closed the summer with the Canton League Tournament championship. Coming out of the losers' bracket, Larson Well had to win four games, taking two out of three against regular-season champion Mabel Liquor.
  • Last week I told you about a charity run: 15’s 5K. It was a real Perkins family effort, with Glen’s wife, Alisha, doing the organizing, planning, and giving the congratulations to the runners at the finish line. Glen was at both the starting line and at the reception on the plaza, handing out medals with his mom and dad. I also told you about Glen, Phil Hughes, and Brian Duensing pulling up to the starting line in the bed of a pickup truck. That truck was being driven by a very interesting character. It was driven by Glen’s father-in-law, Kurt Weber.

  • Larson Well Drilling survives Bunke bid for second place
      With the championship already decided in men's softball at Canton, the final night of the regular season featured a high-scoring struggle for second place. Third-place Bunke Construction created the drama by upending second-place Larson Well Drilling 19-16. But Larson later cemented its runner-up position with a 24-6 clubbing of fourth-place Soland Carpentry.
  • The Upper Iowa Speedway series stirred up the dirt in Cresco, Iowa, last Sunday — the sixth time this season that the UIS series has met at the Howard County Fairgrounds.

  • Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder that affects the lungs and makes it difficult to breathe and digest food, and can also affect other organs such as the liver. There is no cure, but there have been some major breakthroughs in the past several years — which makes a cure inevitable.
  • Mabel Liquor nails down Canton softball crown
    Mabel Liquor clinched the regular season championship with a decisive 12-4 win against defending champion and second place Larson Well Drilling. That July 28 nightcap highlighted week nine of a 10-week schedule of the Men’s Slowpitch Softball League at Canton.
  • After a frustrating loss to the Yankees Sunday, July 26, many of the Twins players left their troubles at the park, put on some smiles, and hurried over to the Capital Grille on 8th and Hennepin. There, they participated in the ninth annual celebrity waiter event for the Boys & Girls Club of the Twin Cities, hosted by former Twins Roy Smalley and Tim Laudner.

  • Twins Talk: Hicks has arrived as major league outfielder

    It’s great to watch Aaron Hicks as he blossoms into a solid major league outfielder, and as a hitter who can drill the ball with authority.

  • Cresco hosted UIS Series Sunday night

    The Upper Iowa Speedway points series converged on Cresco at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 19.

  • The Twins ended the first half of the season with a winning week, a giving week, and an emotional rollercoaster ride for All-Star Brian Dozier. They won six of their last seven games, beating the Tigers, their division rivals three out of four games, and went to the break with a 49-40 overall record – second best in the American League, behind only division rival Kansas City Royals.
  • Twins Talk: Mauer throws annual pizza party for kids
     One of the nicest events that happens every year during Twins’ Hope Week is hosted by first baseman Joe Mauer. It is called Picnic in the Park, but is actually a pizza party that Joe throws for the kids from Gillette Children’s Hospital. It is held in the Legends Club at Target Field. Joe has a close relationship with the hospital: His wife worked there as a nurse before they had kids of their own. Joe has made many quiet, unpublicized visits to Gillette over the years, and does many other private and personal things for both the hospital and the children.
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