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Question: I read your recent article about winter travel safety. Can you talk more in depth about what a person should have in their vehicle?

Looking Back

From Sept 1953 - Marine Captain Arvid D. Larson, 31, of Dawson and Canby, Minn., recently was awarded the Air Medal at a forward air base of the First Marine Aircraft Wing for flying combat missions against the Communists in North Korea.

Prairie Lives

Joseph Louwagie was born in 1946, the third of six siblings to Marie (Blomme) Louwagie and Gerard Louwagie, who farmed south of Green Valley. Girard wanted Joe to take over the farm after college, but Joe had his heart set on becoming an attorney like family friend, Bob Runchey, and turned down his Dad’s offer.

Canby Area Arts Council

The Canby Arts Council began as a committee of the city of Canby Oct. 2, 2012. The organization received its 501 (c) (3) nonprofit status as Canby Area Arts Council on July 19, 2019.

At that time, the following Mission Statement was adopted:

Thanksgiving Gift

Katie Groenhoff (left) and Erica Mosser (right) presented the proceeds from the First Presbyterian Church of Canby’s community Thanksgiving meal to Kelly Erp with the Prairie Five Food Shelf.  

Area History

Music has been a favorite pastime for many of our former residents as several bands and singing groups were started in years gone by.  This week I will highlight a few of these.  Many were from Canby but most townships had a band as well.


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