Minnesota health officials said a non-Minnesotan with measles traveling through the state may have exposed others to the infectious disease in mid-April.
On Saturday, May 5, head the Knight’s Castle to see some of the best dressed students around as they arrive at the Grand March. The theme for this year’s Kenyon-Wanamingo High School prom is “A Knight on the Red Carpet.”
Kenyon Community Garden will be providing five raised planter boxes (counter height) on the south side of the First Lutheran Church building for the 2018 growing season.
It’s not every spaghetti supper fundraiser that offers a candlelight table and personal servers, but the parents supporting local youth trap teams are going all out to make this new event a success.
The April 10 Kenyon City Council meeting saw the city audit presentation given by Chris Knopik of Clifton, Larson, Allen LLC. Knopik noted that the city’s general fund is healthy, holding a balance sufficient to carry through more than eight months if necessary.
Jason Boynton of Smith Schafer & Associates presented the annual audit report for the city of Wanamingo at the April 9 council meeting. The city’s tax capacity for 2017 was $699,895, a figure that has climbed moderately but consistently since 2013.
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Farmers seeking resources on how to deal with financial stress are invited to a special Land Stewardship Project meeting Wednesday, April 25, from 1 - 4 p.m., at Peace United Church of Christ (1503 2nd Ave. NE) in Rochester. The event is free and open to the public, but pl…
Goodhue County, MN (April, 2018) – The goal of child protective services is to keep families together whenever possible. Unfortunately, the trend in Goodhue County and throughout the state shows out-of-home placements are increasing.
Goodhue County, MN (April, 2018) – On March 29th, the City of Red Wing experienced a city-wide power outage. While the outage was not long in duration (about 3 hours), it was large in terms of the number of people impacted all at once (7,000). As Red Wing responded in a rapid and efficient m…
The curtain rises at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday in the school auditorium on a play that should not be missed.
If you’re wondering what to do on Earth Day to teach your children about caring for the environment, don’t worry. Corissa Kern has that covered.
For many decades, the American criminal justice system has been exploring methods to accurately predict which criminals will commit more crimes. It is easy to understand why judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys and probation officers are keenly focused on the issue of recidivism. If crimin…
An important decision mothers need to make early on is how they’ll feed their new baby. Choosing breast milk as a first food proves to be a smart, natural and cost effective way to help kids grow up strong and healthy.
Two area coops are celebrating their marriage this month as Ag Partners Cooperative Association and Genesis Cooperative Association merged.
Intense, challenging, frustrating, exhilarating: all words which aptly describe the interesting sport of high school robotics. The deafening roar as hundreds of students and spectators cheer for teams locked in serious competition rivals that of any other sporting event.
It has been a busy spring for the music department at Kenyon-Wanamingo High School. It’s a good thing, according to Band Director Claire Larson and Choir Director Stephanie Schumacher.
Do you have a preschool-age child in the Kenyon-Wanamingo School District?Come find out about the local opportunities for giving your little one a great start in learning and socialization.
Minnesota’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is April 9-13, with two statewide tornado drills on Thursday, April 12 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. This annual public education event is designed to remind individuals, families, businesses, schools and institutions that it’s essential to plan ahead f…
The familiar face of proprietor Bea Tollefson has been absent from the Kenyon storefront of Dahlen Jewelry & Mr. T's Beahive for nearly a year. The local jewelry, gift and antique shop has been mostly closed since May 2017. Tollefson moved from her home in town to the Northfield Retireme…
At a time of year when Americans are making their way to Mexico for a warm-weather vacation, Salvador "Chava" Rosas brought his family to Minnesota for a cultural exchange vacation.
Goodhue County ranked 23 in health outcomes and 33 in health factors, according to the County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Minnesota is consistently ranked as one of the healthiest states in…
West Concord manufacturer, Clean Plus, Inc. was honored at the 13th annual World Bio Market 2018 Conference in Amsterdam on March 20 for its bio-based oil absorbent, Drip Trap® Granules.
Pine Island resident Kelly Leibold joined over 350 youth and advocates from across Minnesota to rally support at the State Capitol on March 22 for policies that reduce youth tobacco products use.
It was 1977 when nine area Lutheran churches met and formed a committee to sponsor a shared intern. As committee president Jim Fountaine recalls, the national church organization approached them with the idea and United Mission Appeal provided support for a three-year trial program.
Support for the Cannon Valley Trail to apply for grants through the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources was not routine March 20. Goodhue County Commissioner Barney Nesseth of rural Zumbrota pulled the consent agenda item relating to trails for further discussion.
Her smile is bright, as is the future for Kenyon-Wanamingo High School senior Tess Hokanson. Her involvement in a wider range of school activities, leadership roles and high achievement have shaped this well-spoken and competitive young woman.
The Kenyon-Wanamingo School Board received a detailed facilities improvement update from Von Petersen at the March 19 board meeting. Construction management firm R.A. Morton will soon start the first of several four-week bid periods to secure contracts.
The farm east of Faribault is a golden retriever’s paradise where dogs run freely. The dogs there have that freedom because they always return when their owner calls.
The City of Kenyon has receive $576,250 in Small Cities Development Program Funding that will provide funding for 15 owner-occupied residential rehabilitation projects. The funding is available to residents in a targeted area. Financing for the owner-occupied housing rehab activity is in the…
Property owners may notice something different in how their tax information arrives from Goodhue County this year, but there is no reason for concern.
Firearms safety lead instructor Larry Walker has announced that boys and girls in the Kenyon area who are interested in hunting or shooting are invited to enroll in a Minnesota Firearms Safety course, to be held at the Kenyon Sportsmen’s Club.
The great singer Ella Fitzgerald said "The only thing better than singing is more singing." Kenyon-Wanamingo vocal students may well relate to Fitzgerald's sentiment, especially the three girls who took their singing abilities to the next level, earning the right to practice and perform at t…
A wizened cowboy squints at a smiling troll from across the table in the Wanamingo Community Center. Nearby, a griffin guards an intricate leaf scroll carving. Along with the wide variety of caricatures and ornaments displayed on the table, all have two things in common: they began as a piec…
(Updated to reflect start time change) Enjoy a fabulous concert by the renowned Copper Street Brass when they perform at the Kenyon-Wanamingo Middle/High School auditorium on Friday, March 23 at 2:05 p.m.
The small white “Closed” sign on the front entrance to Schweich’s Bar & Hotel in Kenyon on Monday morning sums up the status of the business at this point in time.
Kristi Pursell has been named Executive Director of the Cannon River Watershed Partnership. CRWP is an environmental non-profit based in Northfield that is dedicated to engaging people in protecting and improving the water quality and natural systems of the Cannon River Watershed.
Considering that the equipment is around 60 years old, the City of Wanamingo has certainly gotten its money’s worth from the fire tanker truck and road grader slated to be replaced within the next year. Council voted on Monday evening to issue a general obligation equipment certificate bond …
Designing a machine with moving parts is one thing. Making a design work in the real world can be quite another. Add in the pressure of designing for a competition, and you start to get a glimpse of what Darin Walling’s Advanced Physics students have accomplished this semester.