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  • Planning stages for Rushford Veteran’s Memorial wrapping up
    Plans to change a portion of Creekside Park in Rushford into a veteran’s memorial appeared to be coming into focus during a April 20 meeting at the Rushford American Legion.

  • ‘Better U’ contest is about more than weight loss

    “It's about a healthier you,” said Brandon Bergey. “The cardio workouts, improving strength, endurance . . . it's about everything that goes into making everyday life easier.”

  • Farmer turned teacher has enjoyed change
    Mabel-Canton agriculture instructor and FFA advisor Doug Ward never envisioned himself being a teacher. He recalled attending the annual turkey dinner at the M-C High School in 1991, the year after he graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in animal science. One of the school board members came up to him and asked him if he'd be interested in teaching ag at the high school.

  • Falcons score 27 runs against Houston
    The Fillmore Central/Lanesboro baseball team put up crooked numbers (more than one) in every inning of a shortened five-inning game against Houston last Saturday, beating the ‘Canes 27-6.  

  • Gopher softball team moves into  first place with four wins last week
    Last week the Chatfield softball team picked up four wins, all Three Rivers Conference games, and moved into sole possession of first place in the TRC-West with a 5-1 record.  Dover-Eyota, which was tied with the Lady Gophers, won two (St. Charles and R-P) and lost one (Spring Grove/Caledonia), dropped to 4-2 in conference play, one full game behind Chatfield.  Leader in the TRC-East is Cotter (5-0, 7-1), Chatfield’s opponent on Thursday.  Chatfield’s wins last week were against Wabasha-Kellogg (12-2, 14-0 5 innings), Rushford-Peterson (16-0, five innings) and La Crescent (4-1, 8 innings).

  • Golfers have busy week, Knights are 3-0 in TRC play
    The Kingsland boys golf team had a very busy week, as they competed in four matches, winning two TRC contests.

  • Ruby Start, 101, of Ostrander
    Ruby Start, 101, of Ostrander, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at Ostrander Care and Rehab.

  • Mavis Lee, 81, of Spring Valley
    Mavis “May” Lee, 81, of Spring Valley, died of natural causes on Monday, April 18, 2016, at Mayo Clinic in Rochester - Saint Marys Hospital.

  • Karen Peterson, 55, of Canton
    Karen Jean Peterson, 55, of Canton, died Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at Gundersen Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse, Wis., after a hard fought battle with cancer.

  • Now that warm weather is here and is consistent, Senior Men’s Golf League is ready to get underway. According to Lupy Myhro, organizer for the league, season will play will start off on Monday morning, May 2.

  • Annual Trout Day event returns for 16th year
    As spring settles into the area, it brings along with it an opportunity to take in all of Mother Nature's glory at Forestville State Park with the 16th annual Trout Day hosted by Spring Valley resident Jim Wernimont, owner of Limit Creek Fishing Rod Company, on Saturday, May 7.

  • Kingsland students to take stage  with giant man-eating plant in May
    The thespians – and a giant, man-eating Venus flytrap puppet named “Audrey II” – take the stage at the Spring Valley Community Center on Friday, May 20, to perform the musical, “Little Shop of Horrors.” The Kingsland cast will continue performing Saturday, May 21, for a dinner theater and Sunday, May 22, for a matinee.

Voting Rights for Felons

Currently, felons in Minnesota must fulfill their probations or parole before having their voting rights restored, but some Minnesota senators believe these voting rights should be restored sooner for felons who are no longer incarcerated. Do you agree?


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