Thursday, August 13, 2020

Trial bumped from July to September in Osage multi-felony abuse case

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A continuance has been granted in the case of an Osage man who was charged with eight felony counts of sexual abuse earlier this year, according to Iowa court records.  Marcus McNealy, of...

Northern Country Coop, Osage Co-op donates to Mitchell County Food Bank

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On Friday, June 19, Barb Bissen of Stacyville’s Northern Country Coop Feed Department presented Leo Chisholm of the Mitchell County Food Bank with a check from Nutra Blend’s Food For Hope Campaign....

No injuries in rural Mitchell County shed fire over the weekend

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Sirens could be heard screaming through Osage over the weekend as the fire department responded to a 911 call. Osage Fire Department Chief Kurt Angell reported no injuries, whether human or bovine,...

Summer sports are BACK!

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The bright glow of stadium lights could be seen for miles outside of St. Ansgar when the clock struck midnight on Monday, June 1.  Why? For baseball and softball practice, of course.  Iowa high...

Summer sports slated to return

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Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds announced Wednesday that summer athletic seasons may be conducted for high school baseball and softball following a two-month activities suspension due to COVID-19. The announcement approved the reopening of...

Nielsen presents “Ernest From Earth”

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Interview with local author on his debut novel “Ernest is a twelve-year-old boy growing up on Earth in the twenty-second century, an Earth that exists free of poverty, bigotry, famine, or war. The...

Ransom for a rooster

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 HOW A PRANK TURNED INTO HELPING OTHERS; KIDNAPPER’S IDENTITY REVEALED A five foot tall metal lawn ornament, lovingly known to Josh Byrnes and family as “Walt the Rooster”, disappeared from the Byrnes' front...

South Square marks third year with Historic Registry induction

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The halls of the former elementary school at 202 South Washington have fallen silent again, with South Square being a venue directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.  However, even with no morning conversation...

STA Schools lend a hand

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While the hallways of the St. Ansgar schools may be empty and the majority of the classrooms vacant and dark, signs of activity can be found here and there, namely the chirps...

MCRHC Adjusts to COVID-19 Outbreak

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First cases of the virus reported in Mitchell County by Jon Koster With confirmed cases of COVID-19 now in Mitchell County, there's no denying the virus is on our doorstep. Projections from MercyOne estimate...