Looking Back

From May 1953 - Both the young ladies and the young men were dressed in their finery Saturday evening at the junior-senior banquet and prom which was a success, both in entertainment and attendance.

Area History

Last week I had a trivia question about what was on the corner of the present First Security Bank on the sidewalk. Gene Flieder emailed me with the answer and also some pictures. Gene stated that what I probably was looking for was the porcelain drinking fountain that was on the corner. That is right.

The Library Nook

The 2023 winners of the Minnesota Book Awards were announced this week and here they are: children’s literature, “So Much Snow” by Kirsten Schroeder; general nonfiction, “Wilhelm’s Way: The Inspiring Story of the Iowa Chemist who Saved the Manhattan Project”; genre fiction, “The Quarry Girls” by Jess Lourey; Emilie Buchwald Award: “When Minnehah

Ag Plus Cooperative

Ag Plus Cooperative held its 3rd Annual Soup and Chili Cook-Off fundraiser to benefit United Way of Southwest Minnesota. Employees raised $3025 at four of their locations. Ag Plus Cooperative made a 2-for-1 match on those funds raised for an investment of $6050.


The month of May includes National Police Week and National EMS Week. WRAP (WoMen’s Rural Advocacy Programs, Inc.) would like to recognize and thank all Law Enforcement and Emergency Medical Service Responders! The jobs of those in law enforcement and EMS are never easy and can be extremely dangerous.


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