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Free book program encourages daily reading

Oct 21, 2015
Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF) is pleased to partner for a fifth year with ABDO Publishing of Mankato to place over 5,800 books in the hands of pre-K students and their families. These books, valued at nearly $100,000, are distributed through SMIF’s Reading Rocks! program through...

Toastmasters meet in Plainview

Oct 21, 2015
The Plain-Ly Speaking Toastmasters met on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at St. Joachim’s School in Plainview. The theme of the meeting was “Harvest Time.” Acting as toastmaster for the evening, Rose Evers, described this time of year as marking the end of the growing season and reaping the fruits of labor....

Local GOP to meet Oct. 26 in Elgin

Oct 21, 2015
Wabasha County Republicans will meet Monday, Oct 26, at 7 p.m. at JJ’s Tailgators Bar and Grill on Main Street in Elgin. The agenda will include planning the caucuses, dissecting the Democratic debate, and conservative camaraderie.

Classy road work

Oct 15, 2015
Members of the Twin Cities Alfa Romeo Car Club gathered at the historic wayside near Frontenac Saturday afternoon after completing some volunteer work. Twice a year club members gather for a ride through southeastern Minnesota. As part of the trip, they stop and gather litter along the road ditches...

Beck wins humane society quilt raffle

Oct 15, 2015
Rhonda Beck of Lake City was the winner of the Hiawatha Animal Humane Society’s annual quilt raffle. This year’s quilt was made by Jan Casper. Mary Ehlers sold the winning ticket, as she has in six of the seven years the society has raffled a quilt to raise money for its spaying, neutering and...

September students of the month announced

Oct 15, 2015
Lincoln High School has selected one boy and one girl from each grade level as its students of the month. The students of the month for September are (front row, from left) Olivia Walker, Suong Nguyen, Delaney Issendorf, Courtney Brunn, Simon Mehrkens, (back row, from left) Marianne Gardea Tapia,...

More wellness classes to start

Oct 14, 2015
Mayo Clinic Health System in Lake City is offering a new round of wellness classes starting in October.Kelly Rehder, physical therapist, will hold a Tighten and Tone class on Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. The strength training session will start on Oct. 22 and run through Dec. 17, with no class...

Anderson Celebrates two anniversaries with Oct. 24 event

Oct 14, 2015
This year the Anderson Center celebrates the 20th anniversary of what officials claim is the Upper Midwest’s largest artist community. This year, too, marks the 100th anniversary of the Tower View estate, one of Minnesota’s landmark historic sites. Officials attribute the center’s many successes...

Law enforcement: Seat belts save lifes; Excuses don't.

Oct 14, 2015
“I was just driving a few blocks.” “It was hurting my chest.” “They don’t really help in a crash.” Those are the type of excuses heard by law enforcement officers when encountering motorists who fail to buckle up, and the latest observational seat belt survey shows those people are in the minority...

Wabasha County Historical Society plans three events for Oct. 18

Oct 14, 2015
On Sunday, Oct. 18, the Wabasha County Historical Society (WCHS) will bring their 2015 summer season to a close by holding their second annual fall festival event. The festivities, which will begin at 1 p.m. at the historic school museum in Reads Landing, will combine the WCHS annual meeting,...

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