Wanamingo Girl Scouts, from left to right, Esmee Solberg, Rachel Nesseth, troop leader Laura Nesseth, Edyn Hudson, and Sophia Culuris present a check to Wanamingo ball field project organizer Kirby VanDeWalker. The funds will be used to purchase a dugout bench for the new junior varsity softball field.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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By Alicia Hunt-Welch WANAMINGO – The Wanamingo Girl Scout troop recently set a big goal, and are proud to have accomplished it. Sophia Culuris, Edyn Hudson, Rachel Nesseth and Esmee Solberg were looking for a project that would benefit the community. The girls decided to set a goal of... + continue reading

Kenyon-Wanamingo’s Ethan Cota doesn’t need his hands to keep control of St. Charles’s Mark Buringa in the Section 1A championship at 106 pounds. Cota won 8-2 to win his second straight championship.
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By Faye Haugen ROCHESTER – The Kenyon-Wanamingo wrestling team had 12 of their 14 matmen earn a medal in the Section 1A meet, with five placing first or second to advance to the State Class A meet. The Knights had three champions and two second place finishers in the always competitive meet... + continue reading

Kenyon-Wanamingo’s Courtney Houglum pushes her way past Zumbrota-Mazeppa’s Lyndsey Quam during Tuesday’s game in Zumbrota.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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By Faye Haugen KENYON – HVL Blue Division leading Kenyon-Wanamingo had little trouble earning a 67-39 win over Zumbrota-Mazeppa in Zumbrota, Tuesday in girls basketball. The Knights held the Cougars to just 13 points in the opening half, while pumping in 38. ZM’s offense picked up in... + continue reading

Owners of the Pine Island Liquor Store, Heather Groby and David Kleinschmidt, receive a certificate of appreciation for Outstanding New Business for 2014 from Mayor Rod Steele. M&M Lawn and Leisure received Outstanding Business of 2014.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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By Alice Duschanek-Myers and Audra DePestel PINE ISLAND – Prior to the city council meeting on February 17, Pine Island Mayor Rod Steele presented Pillars of Pine Island to two citizens and two businesses.   M&M Lawn and Leisure received Outstanding Business of 2014. Steele said M... + continue reading

An Alpine, California, street named Zumbrota Road. The street was renamed in the 1950s after Zumbrota native Clarence Stearns received permission from the county.
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By Marilyn Anderson ZUMBROTA – More than half a century after Zumbrota native Clarence Stearns’s death, the Alpine Historical Society explained the connection between the well known professional photographer and the street in Alpine, California, named Zumbrota Road. Merle Edel of... + continue reading

Wanamingo Girl Scouts, from left to right, Esmee Solberg, Rachel Nesseth, troop leader Laura Nesseth, Edyn Hudson, and Sophia Culuris present a check to Wanamingo ball field project organizer Kirby VanDeWalker. The funds will be used to purchase a dugout bench for the new junior varsity softball field.

Kenyon-Wanamingo’s Ethan Cota doesn’t need his hands to keep control of St. Charles’s Mark Buringa in the Section 1A championship at 106 pounds. Cota won 8-2 to win his second straight championship.

Kenyon-Wanamingo’s Courtney Houglum pushes her way past Zumbrota-Mazeppa’s Lyndsey Quam during Tuesday’s game in Zumbrota.

Owners of the Pine Island Liquor Store, Heather Groby and David Kleinschmidt, receive a certificate of appreciation for Outstanding New Business for 2014 from Mayor Rod Steele. M&M Lawn and Leisure received Outstanding Business of 2014.

An Alpine, California, street named Zumbrota Road. The street was renamed in the 1950s after Zumbrota native Clarence Stearns received permission from the county.

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Kenyon-Wanamingo’s Ethan Cota doesn’t need his hands to keep control of St. Charles’s Mark Buringa in the Section 1A championship at 106 pounds. Cota won 8-2 to win his second straight championship.
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By Faye Haugen ROCHESTER – The Kenyon-Wanamingo wrestling team had 12 of their 14 matmen earn a medal in the Section 1A meet, with five placing first or second to advance to the State Class A... + continue reading

Kenyon-Wanamingo’s Courtney Houglum pushes her way past Zumbrota-Mazeppa’s Lyndsey Quam during Tuesday’s game in Zumbrota.
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Violet C. Swanson was born on May 25, 1912, in Goodhue County to Ferdinand E. Jackson and Susanna (Egtvedt) Jackson.  Violet died peacefully with her family around her on February 22, 2015, at... + continue reading