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Worthington Middle School Festival of Music event is Monday evening
Heron Lake-Okabena students gather 'Coins for Kids'
Doubt remains in Daubt; Democrats have concerns about new House speaker
Windom schools say no to winter weather
Education, research and new treatments assisting people with diabetes
Prep boys hockey: Luverne skates away from Worthington
Prep boys basketball: Antes sinks nine threes as Windom Area survives JCC
Prep gymnastics: Worthington soars to 140.175
Prep girls basketball: Jackson County Central tops Windom, SWC beats Canby
Prep wrestling: Four from Worthington get into Riot semifinals
Column: Substitute teachers a key component of District 518
Column: Elizabeth Warren, godmother of sorts
Column: Worthington Christian School offering program tonight on 'The Trees of Christmas'
Letter: Letter on Christmas wasn't meant to be negative
Column: Energy industry -- CO2 is good for us
Anita Rose (Ling) Siegmann
Florence "Kip" Gee
Cyril F. Gengler
Teresa Marie Stofferan
Season's jottings: Newsroom staffers share Christmas memories
Column: If Worthington builds it, they sure would come
The pageantry of it all
Looking Back: 1964 - Armour helps Worthington hit employment high
HO, HO, HO: Koster has jolly time standing in for Santa
Out and About
Probst 80th birthday
Schubert 90th birthday
Amundson 100th birthday
Notice of Mortgage Foreclosure Sale
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December 19, 2014
Osceola County drainage hearing closed; new one to come
MELVIN, Iowa — Citizens of Baker Township’s Drainage District No. 8 gathered again at the American Legion Building to voice concerns over a potential drainage improvement plan. Ten property owners in the district filed remonstrances to stop the project in its tracks. At the...
December 19, 2014 - 9:41pm
December 15, 2014
Johnson elected to Hoover board
WEST BRANCH, Iowa — The Board of Trustees of the Hoover Presidential Foundation elected Ocheyedan resident state Sen. David Johnson to the board by unanimous vote during its Dec. 5 annual meeting. Johnson has been a long-time supporter of the foundation and a recipient of its Uncommon...
December 15, 2014 - 8:46pm
Drainage district improvements considered in Osceola County
MELVIN, Iowa — During an informal public meeting Thursday night, members of the Osceola County Board of Supervisors heard concerns from property owners in Baker Township Drainage District No. 8. Rick Hopper, engineer with Jacobson-Westergard and Associates, fielded questions...
December 15, 2014 - 2:44pm
December 14, 2014
Prep wrestling: Sibley-Ocheyedan wins home tournament
SIBLEY, Iowa – Sibley-Ocheyedan defended its home mat in a big way Saturday when it earned six championships to take first at its home tournament. The Generals tallied 200.5 points for the tourney title. That total gave them a healthy cushion over second place MOC-Floyd Valley’s...
sports / prep
December 14, 2014 - 10:49pm
Data: Dec. 14, 2014
Accidents ROCK RAPIDS, IOWA — The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office investigated a three-vehicle accident at 4:31 p.m. Friday in the 100 block of First Avenue. Peggy Reck, 51, of Rock Rapids, was attempting to parallel park a 2004 Ford Explorer and struck a 2007 Chevrolet Suburban...
December 14, 2014 - 8:50pm
December 12, 2014
December 12, 2014 - 10:11pm
Farm bill meeting offered Tuesday
SIBLEY, Iowa — Northwest Iowa farmers and landowners are invited to learn about the new programs authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014 (commonly referred to as the Farm Bill) at an informational meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church in Sibley. The meeting...
news / agriculture
December 12, 2014 - 9:54pm
Data: Dec. 13, 2014
Accidents ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa — The Lyon County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle crash at approximately 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Indian Avenue and 100th Street. Involved was a 2012 Ford F-550 driven by Chad Dreesen, 44, of Ellsworth, and a 2007 Chevy...
data / police
December 12, 2014 - 9:46pm
December 3, 2014
Column: False Claims Act reminiscent of ‘little engine that could’
By Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator WASHINGTON — Holding wrongdoers to account helps to uphold the public trust held by government, recover hard-earned tax dollars lost to fraud and strengthen our system of voluntary tax compliance. A federal law I beefed up nearly three decades...
opinion / columns
December 3, 2014 - 5:19pm
December 2, 2014
New year brings new business to Sibley
SIBLEY, Iowa — Tuesday’s short agenda of the Osceola County Board of Supervisors has the potential to make a big impact on the county. The supervisors unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with Minnesota-based Capital Armament Co. to move its business from Mendota...
December 2, 2014 - 8:26pm
December 1, 2014
‘Reason for the Season’ at Lake Park
LAKE PARK, Iowa — The Lake Park Historical Society is sponsoring “Reason for the Season” Christmas 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Lake Park Community Center. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by the Lake Park Fire Department. Santa will be on hand for...
December 1, 2014 - 8:43pm
The tradition continues
SIBLEY — The Sibley Chamber of Commerce is once again hosting Traditions of Christmas beginning at 8 a.m Saturday. The annual event has expanded in recent years to include activities around the community. Chamber director Sheryl Peters offered details on two new events this year,...
December 1, 2014 - 8:41pm
November 30, 2014
Iowa legislator Alons dies
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa state Rep. Dwayne Alons, who was battling renal cancer, died Saturday. He was 68. Alons, a Republican from Hull, announced his diagnosis last month, but at that point he planned to continue serving in the state legislature. Alons was a retired farmer...
news / politics
November 30, 2014 - 9:23pm
Railroads say delays improving in Great Plains
SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) — Rail delays have been a problem for farmers throughout much of the Great Plains this year, but they’ve been less of an issue in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. Grain elevators around Sioux City say their rail shipments of grain this year have been mostly...
November 30, 2014 - 9:22pm
Sibley man named sports physician of the year
SIBLEY, Iowa -— Dr. Brian Sayler is no stranger to folks here. For more than 16 years, Sayler has operated his practice at Sibley Chiropractic and Acupuncture (formerly Sibley Family and Sports Chiropractic) on the city’s main street. Recently, Sayler was recognized for...
news / business
November 30, 2014 - 9:21pm