Library providing hot spots for those in need of internet

Internet service is so important these days, especially for students who may be still learning at home due to COVID-19. Winthrop Library Director Elizabeth Niebuhr and Arlington Library Director Kathy Homme were instrumental in securing grant funding to acquire Chromebooks and hot spots for each of the libraries in Sibley County.   For the complete…

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Thunderbirds lose heartbreaker at the goal line

One doesn’t think how precious a second or two can be for the GFW Thunderbird football team, a couple more seconds might have meant the difference between a win and a loss. The T-Birds would end up losing to New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 26-20.   For complete game coverage, check out the October 21 issue of the…

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GFW perfect through two weeks of play

The GFW Thunderbird volleyball team improved to 4-0 on the season with victories over Minnesota Valley Lutheran and Springfield last week. It took four sets against MVL to gain the victory at home but the T-Birds prevailed 21-25, 25-19, 25-22 and 25-16.   For complete match coverage, check out the October 21 issue of the Winthrop News.

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Views from Winthrop and Gibbon city candidates

Incumbent Kelly Pierson is the only candidate on the ballot for Mayor of Winthrop at the General Election next month. Incumbents Pete Machaiek and Julie Trebelhorn are running unopposed for city council. For the two-year council seat, Lynn Drinkall and Megan Schmidt are vying for the position.   The City of Gibbon has a vacancy…

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Stanley Lauwagie

Stanley Lauwagie, age 91, passed away on October 13, 2020 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm. Mass of Christian burial was held at 11 a.m. Monday, October 19, 2020 at St. Willibrord’s Catholic Church in Gibbon. Father Bruno Santiago, O.S.B., celebrated. Burial followed in St. Willibrord’s Catholic Cemetery in Gibbon. Visitation was…

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Classifieds October 21

Real Estate Sales 4 Bedroom Home: Beautiful split level, 4 bed, 3 bath home just west of Mankato. Enjoy spending time in the large & landscaped 1.09 ac yard w/ its maintenance free deck, patio & vast open areas. Cozy family room, many areas for storage, open concept kitchen/dining room are just a few of…

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Thunderbirds win opener over Concordia Academy

by Michael Mattison After starting like a track meet with the teams combining for 48 points, the defenses clamped down in the second half. GFW would break through with two fourth-quarter touchdowns to defeat Concordia Academy 40-24 on Saturday afternoon in Winthrop. Check out the complete story in the October 14 issue of the Winthrop…

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T-Birds open with two victories

It’s been a great start to the season for the GFW Thunderbird volleyball season as it has recorded two straight-set victories. The T-Birds dominated Cedar Mountain Saturday in Winthrop 25-17, 25-10 and 25-17. For the complete story, check out the October 14 issue of the Winthrop News.

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