Remeber When

70 Years Ago - April 18, 1952

“Warm temperatures and brisk winds have done such a good job of drying out the Canby area’s water logged farm lands this week that many farmers are hopeful of starting their long-delayed field work yet this week.”

The Library Nook

Upcoming Events:

Canby Library Book Club: Tuesday, May 3, at 10:30 a.m. Discussing the book, Under a Flaming Sky: The Great Hinckley Firestorm of 1894 by Daniel James Brown.

Pony bead keychain class: Thursday, May 5, at 6:00 p.m. Watch for more details.

New items:


Looking Back

Elementary students and their families turned out for a fun night at Canby Elementary and were greeted by staff members in circus costumes. Front row (from left) Crystal Gawerecki, Brent Sundquist, Dawn Zimmerman and Jared Goplen. Back row (from left) Shirley Markegard and Judy Larson.

Canby Area Arts Council

Have you noticed flyers around town for our 2022 season of Art in the Park? There will be an ad in next week’s paper with details. COMPAS Community Theater Camp will run June 13-17 for rising K-adult thespians. If anyone interested needs help with registration, they can check with one of the librarians.

Matching Funds

The St. Peter's Catholic Order of Foresters presented a $1500 matching funds check to St. Peter's School.  It was awarded in conjunction with the prime rib supper fundraiser that was held in February. Pictured (L-R): Chris Eickhoff, CR; Fr. Mike Doyle, pastor; and Lori Rangaard, principal.

Looking Back

From April 1997 - Grades four through six. Front row from left: Jacob Melby, Kendall Bliss, Shane Heiden and Josh Long. Row two: Ben Buer, Seth DeVos, Carissa Antony, Karen Potz, Samantha Full, Elizabeth Danielson, and Danielle Cornell.

Area History

How about a tractor manufacturing plant in Canby? Well, you guessed it, consideration of one was in 1920. The story from the Nov. 12, 1920, Canby News:


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