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Olivia Hospital & Clinic announced on Jan. 20 that it will discontinue labor and delivery services at the hospital later this spring because of decreasing deliveries and declining population in the area.

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The Renville County Attorney’s Office announced Jan. 4 that a jury found a Renville man guilty of six counts of criminal sexual conduct after a two day jury trial. Jayce Hernandez, 19, was found guilty of six counts which occurred from approximately September, 2020 through July, 2021.

The ladies of Sew Blessed (from L to R) Barb Schoberg, Barb Larson, Marsha Schutte, MaryAnn O’Reilly, Maggie Weaver, Connie Halls, Diane Kruchman, and Kay Peterson, have given over 1,000 quilts since their start in 2006. 

Kay Peterson, Sew Blessed quilters create quilts for a cause

When Renee Frazeur first approached Kay Peterson about making a quilt to give to Pastor Steve Maas of Antelope Hills as a retirement gift, Peterson knew exactly what quilt they should create. “I already had the border print and the material. And I already had the book.”

Scholarship available for students majoring in the area of natural resources

The Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society (MPCS) is offering a $1000 scholarship available to college students who have completed at least three semesters in the natural resources areas. This scholarship will be awarded directly to the student upon completion of at least their third semester to help allay the costs of college studies.

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Madison - A home in Madison was a complete loss due to a fire on a freezing cold night. On Jan. 5, the Lac qui Parle County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a house fire on the 200 block of 8th Ave. S., Madison. When deputies arrived on scene, they met with the lone occupant of the residence, Mary Thielke, who was uninjured.

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Casey McCoy, a 2007 Minneota High School graduate, flew to Lomé, Togo in West Africa to attend the wedding of his boss and best friend, Tyler Grinder, who was marrying a woman from there.


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