Area News

Thirteenth Annual Wines, Whiskers and Wags a success

Save our Strays of Mitchell County held their 13th Annual “Wine, Whiskers and Wags” fundraiser Saturday at the Osage VFW. “It was a great time,” said volunteer Lisa Dockstader. “It’s all volunteer help. All of our people that help run our fundraisers, we’re all volunteers.” The event featured wine and hors d’oeuvres of all different…

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Farm Bureau holds Special Election forum

The Mitchell county Farm Bureau sponsored a forum at the Milt Owen Nature Center west of Osage, where Keith Sprung of the Farm Bureau fielded questions to the three candidates for the position of county third district county Supervisor in the upcoming special election: Rita Dvorak of Riceville, Steve Smolik of New Haven, and Amanda…

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Home Sweet Home

How one small-town business strives to provide a truly unique experience In her store overlooking 4th Street in St. Ansgar, Kari Nelson points to a small jewelry display by the cash register. “That company has only six employees,” she said, before turning and pointing at a bathtub in the corner filled with packaged bath bombs,…

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Coffee comes to South Square

If something feels like it’s percolating in St. Ansgar, it’s probably all the talk about the newest venture to take shape at South Square Community Center; a coffee shop offering a wide variety of delicious blends of coffee and tasty homemade pastries. The coffee shop hosted a tasting/open house party Tuesday evening to great success,…

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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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Two vehicles stolen in Grafton

A truck and a van were stolen from driveways last night in Grafton, sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning, according to a release from the Worth County Sheriff’s Office. The stolen van was found stuck in a snow bank north of Grafton in the parking lot of Charlson Body Repair at 3953 Warbler Ave,…

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More than Ag: Local 4-H takes on D.C.

Editor’s note: EJ staffer Travis Charlson recently traveled to Washington D.C. with his little sister and her Worth County 4-H group. This story highlights some of the things the 4-H kids saw and did, but more importantly, what it means to be in 4-H.  It’s logo, the green, four-leaved clover, adorns livestock barns in fairgrounds…

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High speed chase south of St. Ansgar leads to arrest

Benjamin Lee Foster, 37, of Fort Dodge, Iowa was arrested early Wednesday morning after a high-speed chase with a Mitchell County sheriff deputy, according to a release from the Mitchell County Sheriff’s office. On Wednesday morning, March 21st at approx. 2:00 AM a citizen reported a suspected drunk driver on Balsam Ave. in Mitchell county, according…

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