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  • Young Lion shooters complete state-tourney season
    The inaugural Spring Grove High School Trap team finished in the middle of the pack at the 2016 State Tournament, sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) at Prior Lake on June 25.  The Lions had the best score among Class A teams and finished 19th overall among the 38 teams, which had qualified for the prestigious event.

  • On Thursday, June 23, the Upper Iowa Speedway points series convened in Cresco, Iowa, as part of the Mighty Howard County Fair's agenda. Two days later, the action moved back to the UIS home track in Decorah, Iowa.

  • Pehler takes first place in State Trap Shooting
    The R-P trap shooting team ended their season last week with four shooters at State Competition in Alexandria. Kiana Pehler distinguished herself by placing first in her division and second overall in class 1A.

  • David Dobbs, 57, of Wasioja
    David Harold Dobbs, 57, of Wasioja, died at home on Father’s Day, June 19, 2016, after a 17-and-one-half month fight against a rare neuroendocrine cancer.

  • Mary Cress, 91, mother of Lanesboro woman

    Mary Jane Cress, 91, formerly of Rose Creek, died peacefully at her home in Rochester on Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

  • LaVora Knudsen, 92, of Canton
    LaVora J. Knudsen, 92, of rural Canton, died Wednesday, June 15, 2016, less than two days before her 93rd birthday at Green Lea Senior Living in Mabel.

  • It wouldn’t be surprising if data showed a large number of Americans searched the meaning of Brexit after Great Britain voted to exit the European Union last week. The decision by the United Kingdom has global implications as financial markets tumbled, putting a dent in retirement funds for millions of Americans, and raising the threat of a looming recession.

  • As many of you have probably heard by now, my sister, Joanna, is going on a mission trip to Guatemala this summer. You might have seen the article published here about the fundraiser she created to raise money for drilling a well in the village she and my mom would be visiting. I know some of you donated and I’d like to thank you for helping make fresh water a reality for this village. It really means a lot to them — and to Joanna!

  • This past week I’ve eaten more than my share of the strawberry harvest. My parents’ neighbors had a beautiful crop this year and my mother, a few friends and I did our part to utilize every single sweet berry. My consumption was simple – a bowl of berries topped with real whipped cream every night after supper. A few made it into my breakfast one day, but mostly, I just enjoyed the berries in their natural state, fresh off the farm.

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