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Baldus Recipient of Iowa Bankers Association Scholarship Award

Theo Baldus, a senior at St. Ansgar High School, was recently honored as the 2017 recipient of the Iowa Bankers Association’s Student Athlete Achievement Scholarship Award for the Class A during the Iowa high school state football championships Nov. 16-17 in Cedar Falls. This award recognizes a graduating senior student athlete for their academic performance,…

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On to the Dome

The St. Ansgar football team defeated the Gladbrook Reinbeck Rebels 35-7 in a quarterfinal round playoff game on Friday, November 3 in St. Ansgar. With the victory, the Saints advance to the state semifinals for the 2nd straight year and 4th time in school history. St. Ansgar racked up 478 yards of offense while the…

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Election results: High voter turnout sees new mayor, council members

St. Ansgar chose a new mayor and two new city council members in what was a stellar turnout on election day, with 51.3 percent of registered voters casting a ballot. Norm Johnson led the mayoral race with 208 votes, compared to incumbent Dave Tollefson (49 votes) and Chris Krahenbuhl (161 votes). Michael Juhl (266 votes) and Ben…

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Young entrepreneur finds his niche

Tucked away in the far corner of his father’s machine shop, Joel Gonnerman often spends his free time bent over the wood-turning lathe, wood chips flying. Holding a special tool against the wobbling hunk of wood, the St. Ansgar freshman can take an ordinary tree branch and turn it into a gorgeous wooden bowl. And…

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St. Ansgar City Elections

St. Ansgar City Elections will be held today, Tuesday, November 7, with voting taking place in the Community Room at South Square Community Center (the former St. Ansgar Elementary School building) at 210 South Washington Street. Two St. Ansgar City Council seats are up for reelection, currently held by Myrna Jorgensen and Bonnie Eustice, in addition to…

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Veteran’s Day Observances Rescheduled

The St. Ansgar American Legion Post #358 will host Public Veterans’ Day observances Thursday, November 9 at the St. Ansgar Middle School Gym, beginning at 9:00 AM. The program was originally scheduled for Friday morning, but was moved to accommodate Friday’s playoff football game at the UNI-Dome. Speaking at the ceremony will be guest speaker Chief Master Sgt. (Ret.) Glenn…

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All Hallow’s Eve

Ghouls, goblins and all sorts of other great costumed characters were in ample supply along with (of course) tricks and treats, as the townsfolk of St. Ansgar, young and old, celebrated Halloween this week. On Saturday, the 2nd Annual Chili Spooktacular fundraiser was held at South Square Community Center to raise funds for it’s companion,…

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Locals Celebrate 500th Anniversary of Luther’s Reformation

In an event 500 years in the making, Lutheran congregations in Mitchell and Worth counties hosted a Reformation Celebration in honor of the 500th Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation at 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Grafton, IA. The service included massed adult and children’s choirs and bands, under the…

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Upcoming 4-H/FFA events: November

Nov. 10, Mitchell County Colver Kids sign up deadline. Nov. 11, Grafton Green Clovers 4-H Craft Show, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Grafton Community Center Nov. 13, FFA fruit sales deadline. Nov. 17, Worth County 4-H Awards Banquet, First Lutheran Church, Northwood. Nov. 18, Mitchell County 4-H Awards Night, CRC Events Center, Osage Dec. 9, Beef…

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