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Zion Lutheran to hold 125th Celebration this weekend

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Winthrop is celebrating its 125 Anniversary this year. Zion has decided to hold two celebrations, one this weekend and one in November. Pastor Jason Oakland, who grew up in Winthrop, will be preaching the sermon on Sunday. John Strackbein, a son of one of the former Zion pastors, will be…

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GFW holds groundbreaking at new school site

GFW School Board members along with GFW Superintendent Jeff Horton took the first shovel-full of dirt where the new GFW PreK-12 school will be located in Gibbon. It all kicked off with a gathering at the current GFW Elementary School building in Gibbon for a welcome address and visits from city, county and state officials. There was also a…

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Work on Second Street begins

On Friday, April 5, the Second Street project got underway with the demolition of three houses at the east end of the street. Monday morning saw big equipment start working on the street with reclamation of the existing bituminous pavement from Hennepin Street all the way west to Renville Street. For more information on the…

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Council approves issuance and sale of Second Street bonds

by Michael Mattison The Winthrop City Council at its regular March meeting approved the issuance and sale of general obligation bonds by a unanimous vote. The project is roughly $9.4 million in cost. Sibley County will be participating at $3.4 million, the City of Winthrop will be using cash from reserves of about $1 million and…

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Changes coming to Lafayette park

by Doug Hanson It has been discussed for six months, but the time has come for the facelift to the Lafayette park to take place. Reports at the Lafayette City Council meeting on April 8 stated that the new playground equipment will arrive on May 1st. A crew is set to start unpacking and constructing the…

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Larson recognized for 55 years of employment

by Maggie Buettner For many people, twenty-five or thirty years seem like a huge milestone for employment. For Margaret Larson, she celebrated her 55th year of employment on March 25th! After a casual conversation in the bank, she learned the elevator in town was looking for a bookkeeper. She had graduated from college in St.…

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Benefit for Rathmann to be held Sunday

by Maggie Buettner This Sunday, April 21st, a benefit is being held to help support Alicia Rathmann and her continued battle with health issues. She was first diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2004. With endometriosis and polycystic ovaries, she had a full hysterectomy in 2011. Then in 2018 she was diagnosed with ETCALR, an incurable…

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Classifieds April 17

Real Estate Sales 3 Bed, 3 1/2 Bath House: Sitting on 20.24 acre lot with tillable land. This house features a main floor master with hardwood floors along with 2 additional bedrooms upstairs, an open floor plan with well-maintained oak woodwork, a 4-season porch, multiple outbuildings, and many mature trees. 29295 441st Ave. Gaylord, MN…

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