A community at work

While a lot of activity in St. Ansgar has come to a halt as the novel 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the state, the town is...

How Iowa aims to curb spread of COVID-19

By Waylon Brown, Iowa Senate District 26 Monday night and early Tuesday morning, the Iowa Legislature passed a series of resolutions to pause the legislative session for 30 days while the state works...

Lessons un-learned

History doesn’t repeat itself. But sometimes it rhymes. By now, we’ve all seen the headlines. We’ve seen the photos on social media posts, the empty supermarket shelves where toilet paper once sat. We’ve...

A community standstill

How schools, businesses and the rest of St. Ansgar is reacting to the epidemic For the quiet, rural town of St. Ansgar, worldly events rarely have a direct impact on the status quo. Life...

St. Ansgar grad earns doctorate

Nine years ago, St. Ansgar residents rallied at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Dome to watch a heart-pumper of a football game that would later grant the town a state champion...

St. Ansgar Mills: 90 years and counting

In 1930, Sherwin Kleinwort was just a local frustrated with the cost of feeding his livestock. Fed up with the expense, he swapped his almost 250-acre farm for a flour mill, rundown...

STA American Legion notes 2020 Scholars

The annual St. Ansgar American Legion Post #358 New Year’s Day bash is about more than good food and good company. The event rallies money for a multitude of local entities, including...

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...