Crying by yourself on the crapper

I normally spend a lot of time in the bathroom at home. Most guys probably know what I’m talking about. You would think that everyone would leave you alone in there.  But people,...

Igniting the panic: Is the media to blame?

As the coronavirus first started to spread in the United States, platforms like Facebook and Twitter were littered with complaints that the epidemic was being blown out of proportion by the media.  And...

Saints season comes to end in semi-finals

Fighting back tears, Hali Anderson gazed through the far wall of the media room with a thousand-yard stare.  “I wouldn’t trade this team for the world,” Anderson said. “We’re with each other through...

Saints outlast Montezuma in Quarterfinals upset

Once again, St. Ansgar was the underdog. Once again, their opponents came out and socked the Saints right in the mouth, jumping out to an early lead and looking like they might...

Disaster: 2020

As Iowans, we’re proud of our first in the nation status. But is this really the best way to choose our candidates? Let’s face it. This isn’t how the Iowa Caucus was supposed...

Annual Lyle Area Cancer Pool Tournament deemed a success

Last weekend marked the 19th anniversary of the Lyle Area Cancer Pool Tournament, held at the Carpenter Community Center from Friday, Jan. 10 through Saturday, Jan. 12. Pool players and spectators alike flocked...

Lack of funding may stall sewage improvements

At their last regular monthly assembly, the St. Ansgar City Council heard Mayor Keith Horgen’s concerns about the remaining lifetime of the wastewater treatment lagoon in its current state, and how it...

Putney inducted to Booster Club Hall of Fame

The St. Ansgar Booster Club inducted its newest member to the program’s hall of fame Tuesday, which honors individuals for their outstanding contributions to Saints athletics. Brian Putney was honored at halftime of...

PHOTOS: New Years Day at the Legion

The St. Ansgar Legion’s annual New Year’s Day shindig was once again a success, seeing lots of generous locals show up to support the event. The annual party features soups, bloody’s and lots...

Supervisors issue reminder of public speaking etiquette, tables funding for road repair

At their regular weekly assembly last Tuesday, the Mitchell County Board of Supervisors (BOS) Chairperson Barb Francis released an etiquette guide for members of the public to follow when addressing the BOS...