Nielsen presents “Ernest From Earth”

Interview with local author on his debut novel “Ernest is a twelve-year-old boy growing up on Earth in the twenty-second century, an Earth that exists free of poverty, bigotry, famine, or war. The...

Ransom for a rooster

 HOW A PRANK TURNED INTO HELPING OTHERS; KIDNAPPER’S IDENTITY REVEALED A five foot tall metal lawn ornament, lovingly known to Josh Byrnes and family as “Walt the Rooster”, disappeared from the Byrnes' front...

South Square marks third year with Historic Registry induction

The halls of the former elementary school at 202 South Washington have fallen silent again, with South Square being a venue directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.  However, even with no morning conversation...

Spring high school sports canceled

Following Friday’s recommendations to keep Iowa schools closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), all spring activities of the Iowa Girls High...

Osage resident announces Iowa Senate candidacy

"I have a passion for public service" A Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock High School graduate and long-time Osage resident announced her intent to run for the Iowa Senate District 26 position, which represents Mitchell County...

St. Ansgar graduate appointed to County EDC

St. Ansgar City Council member Sam Heimer was nominated for the Mitchell County Economic Development Committee at the April council assembly last week.  Heimer, a born-and-raised St. Ansgar resident and graduate, was sworn...

Northern Country Co-op donates lunch materials to local schools

Northern Country Cooperative recently donated a total of 2646 cartons of shelf stable milk and 1152 meat sticks to area schools that are packing lunches for families during the COVID-19 outbreak.  The donation...

Mayor Horgen: We need to stay positive

 St. Ansgar Mayor Keith Horgen urges area residents to remember that these things that are happening, including the closing down of parks and implementation of social distancing, are happening for the good...

STA Schools lend a hand

While the hallways of the St. Ansgar schools may be empty and the majority of the classrooms vacant and dark, signs of activity can be found here and there, namely the chirps...

MCRHC Adjusts to COVID-19 Outbreak

First cases of the virus reported in Mitchell County by Jon Koster With confirmed cases of COVID-19 now in Mitchell County, there's no denying the virus is on our doorstep. Projections from MercyOne estimate...