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Academic Honors Knox College, Galesburg, IL The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018 semester. Delano - Rachel Ditty. Rockford - Tatiana Topoluk.   Univ. of Jamestown Jamestown, ND (3.5-4.0) The following students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2018...
The year 2018 was a very hectic year. Hopefully, 2019 will be an uplifting year. I plan to have a good year. I’m planning to do more things with my family and friends. I want to smile and laugh more. I pray for each and every one of my recipe friends that you have a blessed year and enjoy your...
Evelyn Abel, 93 Evelyn Lena Abel, age 93, of Albertville, passed away Monday, December 24. She was born May 12, 1925 in Urbank. Evelyn is survived by: her children, Diana Illies of St. Michael, Renee (Paul) Hayden of Benson, Wayne (Patricia) Abel of St. Michael, Rochelle LaRue of St. Joseph; many...
December 13, 2018 This time of year, each day I plan what I need to do. Getting ready for Christmas is a big deal at the Dixon house. Yesterday I baked all day, four different kinds of cookies; two of the kinds needed frosting. I didn’t get the one kind frosted. So, this morning, that was my plan...
By the time many of you will read this, Christmas will have wrapped up like a present with a nice little bow on top. Or, if you’re like me, holiday plans stretch all the way into the New Year for many of us, and you’ve got another few parties on your calendar, yet. I am pleased and encouraged in...
Scholarships South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD Zoe Kunz, a graduate nursing student from Hanover, is the 2018-19 recipient of the John T. Vucurevich Foundation Scholarship for West River Nursing at South Dakota State University. She is the daughter of Tony and Teresa Harrer, and a 2013...
Many times at the conclusion of every year, we sit back and think about the 365 days that seemed to pass in what many will recall as a “blink of an eye.” We’re all another year older, a little bit wiser, and share the promise of another year unfolding before us: 2019. Thinking back to 2018...
January Ordinances from the city code were amended. The parking lot created by the city’s removal of a house behind River Inn was leveled. An alarm system was installed in the new public works facility. Plans were made for a city clean-up day. Changes in the city code on gambling regulations were...
January Water usage rates in Montrose were raised to help fund improvements to the water system with the estimated $17,500 increase to be used for a future well and wellhouse, which have been on the city’s capital improvement plan for at least eleven years. James Swartzer, Jr., was hired as...
On Sunday, January 6, Sheriff Joe Hagerty will officially hand off the baton of being the Wright County’s top law enforcement officer to Sean Deringer, bringing to an end a career with the sheriff’s department that began in Sept. 1985. As he took a moment to reflect on his service to the residents...

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Last Saturday, Allina Health was able to help kids through its Eighth-Annual Free Bikes 4 Kidz bike collection event. With the help of 800 volunteers system-wide, the event collected a total of 5,760...
Editor’s note: This report was  taken from Fox 9. On October 8, Fox 9 reported that a former music teacher at Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School in Howard Lake, Minnesota has been charged with...
A crash on Highway 12 near Valley View Road and Railroad Avenue in Independence has left one dead. The crash happened Friday, October 5. The victim was identified as 52-year-old Tamera Freiborg, of...
During most of the year, the Wright County emergency management department is preparing for the worst and hoping it doesn’t happen. From potential problems at the Monticello nuclear facility to...
Third in a series   Voters in Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District 877 are being asked on November 6 to approve an increase in the district’s operating levy. The district is seeking the...
Buffalo Mayor and City Council seats In the City of Buffalo, Mayor Teri Lachermeier is running unopposed for a second term. Three candidates are seeking two seats on the Buffalo City Council. They...
Robert J. Hiivala, Wright County Auditor/Treasurer, would like to remind all County property owners that second half property taxes for real estate properties are due October 15, 2018. If, for some...
Both drivers of a head-on collision on Highway 55 in Corcoran were killed on Thursday, October 4, at 6:48 a.m., as KMSP reported. Corcoran Police responded to a crash on the 23000 block of Highway 55...
The Hanover Historical Society would like to invite you to their 8th Annual Kids’ costume and Pumpkin Decorating Contest on October 13, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will be held at Hanover...
Monticello Rod and Gun Club welcomes public to prepare for the deer hunting season. The range will host its annual rifle sight-in on the weekends of: October 13-14, October 20-21, and October 27-28,...

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