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St. Ansgar Community School Registration Aug 2-3

Wednesday and Thursday, August 2 and 3, have been set as days for registration for St. Ansgar Community Schools.  Registration and payment of fees will be processed in the High School Media Center between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 7:30 P.M. on Wednesday, August 2, and 7:30 A.M. and 12:00 Noon on Thursday, August…

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Relay for Life to be Held July 21st in St. Ansgar

This year, more than 1.6 million people will be diagnosed with cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. For Lee Kofoot of St. Ansgar that statistic became real and very personal when she heard the words “you have cancer” and had to process what that would mean for life. In 2010 Lee Kofoot, was diagnosed…

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St. Ansgar Fireworks Ban Upheld

St. Ansgar Fireworks Ban Upheld The St. Ansgar City Council unanimously upheld an existing ordinance with a motion at their July meeting regarding a city-wide fireworks ban, following the legalization of recreational fireworks by the Iowa Legislature, and signed by the Governor earlier this year. Police Chief Lance Schutjer said he gave no citations during…

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Herb Thyme in “Garden Spot of Iowa”

Herb Thyme in “Garden Spot of Iowa” St. Ansgar was bustling with green thumbs and garden lovers this Saturday, as “The Garden Spot of Iowa” touted their horticultural heritage for the 11th Annual Herb Thyme Festival or “Herb Fest”, held to great success. Sponsored by the St. Ansgar Community Chamber, the day’s events shined a…

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Working on the Railroad: 4th Street Crossings Closed

At long last, extensive repairs have begun on the Fourth Street and Sixth Street railway crossings in St. Ansgar. The project will be tentatively be up to four weeks in duration, with the crossings being closed and traffic rerouted. This also includes the South entrance to Casey’s General Store. Truck traffic is being rerouted around…

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St. Ansgar Herb Thyme Festival July 15

St. Ansgar Herb Thyme Festival “The Garden Spot of Iowa” will host the 11th Annual Herb Thyme Festival or “Herb Fest” on July 15, 2017. Sponsored by the St. Ansgar Community Chamber, the day’s events will highlight the beauty of our community’s floral and vegetable gardens and our efforts to maintain St. Ansgar’s reputation as…

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Nurtured By Nature: Mitchell Countyans Celebrate Garland

There is this comfort, this revenge! As our axemen vanish, as our trail-makers Fold their tents and ride away, Their forms loom ever larger in our song. I rejoice that I was born early enough To catch the echo of their songs And to bask in the light of their fires. -from ‘Vanishing Trails’ by…

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Complaint Forces Theater Students to Vacate

Complaint Forces Theater Students to Vacate   The residents of Cedar Summerstock Theater housed at St. Ansgar’s South Square Community Center vacated their dormitories at the request of the Iowa Fire Marshal’s office, due to an anonymous complaint submitted to that office. The directors of the South Square Collective have been in contact with the…

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Gallery: St. Ansgar Oatmeal Days 2017

Another Oatmeal Days in the Books The rain (mostly) stayed away for our parade, and with a few short exceptions, beautiful sunny weather accompanied the weekend for St. Ansgar’s Annual Oatmeal Days celebration, held once again to great success, thanks to the collective efforts of our involved citizenry, and the generous donations from commercial enterprises…

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Stan Walk: Resolve Dangerous Railroad Issue

The following letter was sent by Mitchell County Supervisor Stan Walk to the Iowa Department of Transportation, in regards to the railway issues in St. Ansgar over the weekend. He informed the EJ he had a prompt response from DoT officials, and was encouraged by the conversation that the issue would be quickly resolved. 10…

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