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Goodhue County health dept. receives breastfeeding award

Oct 28, 2020
Goodhue County Health and Human Services has received a Breastfeeding Friendly Health Department Award from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for its contributions to the health of mothers and their babies. The designation acknowledges the department’s commitment to leading as a model for...

Married 79 years, Rabes get statewide recognition

Oct 28, 2020
Margaret and Clifford Rabe were greeted by a clamor of banging pots and pans, hammers on saw blades, noise makers of all kinds, along with cheers and clapping as they emerged from their Lake City home on Monday, Oct. 26. Pastor Dan Reich of Trinity Lutheran Church and scores of family, church...

More chances to see Lake City’s 150th anniversary celebration quilt

Oct 28, 2020
As part of continuing efforts to highlight the Lake City 150th anniversary celebration in 2022, Fiesta Foods is displaying a replica banner of the beautiful community quilt created by local artisans. People can see the quilt in person at Lake City Area Arts (LCAA) Center on Sunday, Nov. 8 from 1...

St. John’s begins Phase I of playground improvements

Oct 28, 2020
Phase I of a three-phase playground renewal project at St. John’s Lutheran School is underway. “This playground is for the preschool students and kindergarteners of our school as well as those within the community,” Principal David Zabel said. “Once the set is completely installed we will install...

Trick-or-treating with less risk

Oct 28, 2020
According to the Minnesota Department of Health, some popular Halloween activities pose a higher risk of spreading COVID-19. These include trick-or-treating where candy is handed to children who go door-to-door, costume parties or haunted houses held indoors, trunk-or-treating where treats are...

Volunteers needed to aid Hispanic learners, both adult and adolescent

Oct 28, 2020
A local group is recruiting volunteers to tutor Hispanic adults who are learning English and Lincoln High School students for whom English is a second language. Tom Boe, a member of Hispanic Community Inclusion (HCI), said the volunteers would address a need identified in a recent survey of the...

ZF Fire Dept. to hold Halloween open house

Oct 28, 2020
The Zumbro Falls Fire Department’s annual Halloween open house will be Saturday, Oct. 31, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. People can visit the fire hall for hot dogs, chips, cookies, and a beverage. Children will receive fire safety goodie bags, door prizes, and candy. Social distancing will be practiced at...

‘Field of Dreams’ proceeds benefit St. Elizabeth’s

Oct 28, 2020
Combines turned corn stalks into stubble as they worked their way through the Field of Dreams that surround Gundersen St. Elizabeth’s Hospital and Clinics. This year’s corn crop yielded 200 bushels per acre resulting in a donation of $26,322. The Schurhammers’ ongoing support of this annual farm...

COVID-19 infection rates accelerating

Oct 21, 2020
Data from Wabasha County and Goodhue County shows the rate of confirmed COVID-19 infections increasing in the area. On Monday, Wabasha County Public Health and the Minnesota Department of Health recommended that schools in the county move to a hybrid learning plan from in-person, if they hadn’t...

Snow? On a pumpkin?
 That’s Minnesota for ya!

Oct 21, 2020
Only in Minnesota. An October snowfall dropped inches of snow on fall and Halloween decor around the area Tuesday. For some it called to mind the Halloween blizzard of 1991. For others it was just too early for this kind of thing.
-Photo by Jim Schuchard

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