St. Ansgar Enterprise Journal

Saints Boys Compete in Nine Events at State Meet

The St. Ansgar boys’ track team qualified for the state track meet in nine events. Seven boys participated in those events. Individual state meet qualifiers included: Theo Baldus (shot put and discus), Ethan Kirchgatter (200 and 400 meter dash, high jump), Seth Hershey (800 and 1600 meter runs), Skylar Blunt (400 meter dash), and Collin…

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Saints Girls Cap Off Season in Nine Events at State Meet

The St. Ansgar girls’ track team qualified for the state track meet in nine events.  Fourteen girls participated in those events.  Individual state meet qualifiers included: Grace Heimer (shot put), Addy Carlson (1500 and 3000 meter runs), and Taylor Hanna (400 meter dash).  Relay teams and their members included: 4 x 800 relay (Lauren Bork,…

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St. Ansgar girls selected to attend American Legion Girls State

Four St. Ansgar students have been selected to attend Iowa Girls State early this summer, which takes place at Drake University in Des Moines from June 17-22. The students are Sophie Wold, Addy Carlson, Mckenna Panhoff and Molly Krahenbul.  Iowa Girls State is one of the premier programs sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary and…

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Column: Explaining the importance of TIF

by Stan Walk Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a very valuable economic development tool for cities and counties.  The following will be an attempt to have you understand how TIF operates.  The process is difficult to understand, yet it should be noted most governments use some form of TIF.  Why do governments use TIF, because…

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Obituary: Lynn M. Leraaen

Lynn M. Leraaen of St. Ansgar, Iowa, formerly of Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, gained her wings on April 17, 2018 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  Our loving Lynn was 61 years young. The crazy talented, heart of gold, ridiculously proud and doting Grandmother Lynn Marie was born November 13th, 1956 to Dale and Frances…

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Obituary: Taylor Bruggeman

Taylor John Bruggeman, 24 of St. Ansgar, IA, died on Sunday, April 22, 2018. A funeral washeld at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Toeterville, with Rev. Lance Kittleson officiating. Visitation was held on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. also at St. Peter Lutheran…

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St. Ansgar FFA caps National Ag with banquet

By Sarah Phelps The St. Ansgar FFA chapter’s annual parent-member banquet was held on Tuesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm at the St. Ansgar Middle School gym.  There were approximately 150 members, parents and guests present.  Following a delicious meal, the evening program included the presentation of the program of activities by Grace Heimer, Leah…

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Josh Van Vliet signs with Morningside

St. Ansgar senior Josh Van Vliet has signed on to play with the Morningside Mustangs next season to continue his football career. Van Vliet was one of fourteen seniors on this year’s Saints football team that made it to the semifinals in the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls before falling to Hudson. Throughout the year,…

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Anderson scores 22, Saints notch first playoff win

Jaydn Anderson was back with a vengeance in Saturday’s playoff game against Lake Mills, scoring 22 points to help lift St. Ansgar to the win, 59-55. The junior guard sat out a big chunk of the season with an injury, but gave the Saints a much needed boost in the second half, where she scored 19 points…

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Freshman Anderson sets new school record

St. Ansgar freshmen Hali Anderson made school history during Friday night’s game vs the West Fork Warhawks. Hali has had an outstanding season for the Saints, especially on the defensive end of the court, paving way for her to set the new St. Ansgar record for steals in a season with 80 after Friday’s game…

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