Caring about daycare

The lack of child-care options in Mitchell County Snow days are often the highlight of the week for young children, but for local parents, they often turn quickly into a headache. While the child can...

St. Ansgar Booster Club 21st Annual Athletic Banquet

The St. Ansgar Booster Club 21st Annual Athletic Banquet was held on Saturday, April 28 in the Grafton Community Center. Around 150 attended the banquet and enjoyed a nice evening, highlighted with two new...

10th Annual Farm Boy BBQ Fundraiser

Joe Rosenberg had a busy Saturday during the 10th Annual Farm Boy BBQ Fundraiser at the Lyle American Legion. Rosenberg and his crew cooked around 170 racks of ribs, 300 chicken breasts and 50...

Timeless Thymeless: A St. Ansgar staple celebrates anniversary

The creme-colored, two story Victorian-style house on the corner of 4th and Washington has long been a familiar sight in St. Ansgar. The “Thymeless Treasures” sign in the front yard is a friendly hello...

City Council Highlights: Squier appointed to vacant council seat

Jason Squier will serve on the council until this November, but said he plans to seek election to the seat thereafter. EJ Photo/Alex Schmidt The Council opened the meeting by unanimously approving the appointment Jason...

Thirteenth Annual Wines, Whiskers and Wags a success

Daria Jogensen (left) and Lisa Dockstader hold up items at the annual fundraiser auction. EJ photo/Steve Pope Save our Strays of Mitchell County held their 13th Annual “Wine, Whiskers and Wags” fundraiser Saturday at the...

Lawmakers look to cut backfill payments to communities and schools

Superintendent Jody Gray looks on during Monday’s School Board meeting. EJ photo/Travis Charlson State budget shortfall could spell property tax bump A proposed bill in the Iowa Legislature could bring about a raise in property taxes,...

Farm Bureau holds Special Election forum

Ej Photo/Alex Schmidt 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...

Home Sweet Home

Kari Nelson, left, took over Home Sweet Home from her mother Judy Goplerud in 2008. EJ Photo/ Travis Charlson. How one small-town business strives to provide a truly unique experience In her store overlooking 4th Street...

Coffee comes to South Square

EJ Photo/Alex Schmidt 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...