Thursday, August 13, 2020

St. Ansgar girls selected to attend American Legion Girls State

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From left to right, Sophie Wold, Addy Carlson, Mckenna Panhoff and Molly Krahenbul. EJ Photo/Travis Charlson. Four St. Ansgar students have been selected to attend Iowa Girls State early this summer, which takes place at...

South Square Celebrates 90th Birthday

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Betsy Kirby (’00) and her husband Tom Kirby of “Betsy and the Gents” performed for South Square’s 90th/1st birthday celebration. EJ Photo/Alexander Schmidt It’s safe to say nobody could have foreseen in 1928 that the...

Students Dazzle at Fine Arts Show

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Members of the bass clef chorus accompanied by Josh Staley on clarinet perform their contest piece ‘Goodbye Then’ at the High School Fine Arts Show on Tuesday. EJ Photo/Alex Schmidt The students from the Fine...

More than just a Grocery Store

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How Grafton’s J-Mart has long been a big part of a small town Jeff Jessen’s “J-Mart” celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, after he took over in 1993 after it had been closed for some...

Column: Explaining the importance of TIF

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by Stan Walk Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a very valuable economic development tool for cities and counties.  The following will be an attempt to have you understand how TIF operates.  The process is difficult...

Caring about daycare

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The lack of child-care options in Mitchell County Snow days are often the highlight of the week for young children, but for local parents, they often turn quickly into a headache. While the child can...

St. Ansgar Booster Club 21st Annual Athletic Banquet

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The St. Ansgar Booster Club 21st Annual Athletic Banquet was held on Saturday, April 28 in the Grafton Community Center. Around 150 attended the banquet and enjoyed a nice evening, highlighted with two new...

10th Annual Farm Boy BBQ Fundraiser

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Joe Rosenberg had a busy Saturday during the 10th Annual Farm Boy BBQ Fundraiser at the Lyle American Legion. Rosenberg and his crew cooked around 170 racks of ribs, 300 chicken breasts and 50...

Timeless Thymeless: A St. Ansgar staple celebrates anniversary

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The creme-colored, two story Victorian-style house on the corner of 4th and Washington has long been a familiar sight in St. Ansgar. The “Thymeless Treasures” sign in the front yard is a friendly hello...

City Council Highlights: Squier appointed to vacant council seat

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Jason Squier will serve on the council until this November, but said he plans to seek election to the seat thereafter. EJ Photo/Alex Schmidt The Council opened the meeting by unanimously approving the appointment Jason...