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GFW Homecoming week

GFW announced its Homecoming candidates last week. Front row, from left to right: Jasmine Moore, Brooklyn Werner, Lauryn Messner, Trista Ernstin and Lexi Rettig. Back row: Treay Taylor, Ike Case, Brody Hentges, Trevor Schweiss and Jesus Munoz. Monday was #squadup-class color day. Meet the Candidates was held that evening along with a parade and powderpuff football.…

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Six to be interviewed for city administrator positon

Six finalists have been chosen by David Drown Associates Company, the search firm hired by the Winthrop City Council, for the vacant Winthrop City Administrator position. Panel interviews with department head and stakeholders begin after noon on Thursday while the full City Council will interview the candidates following the panel interviews. For bios on the…

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Gibbon Council reviews ag land rent

by Doug Hanson The Gibbon City Council received three bids to rent its agriculture land. A request to rent the land was made a couple of months ago, which prompted the Council to advertise for bids. The larger parcels is just under 47 acres and has been rented by the Burns family for over 50…

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T-Birds on wrong end of 54-8 game

After starting the season 5-0 and demolishing several of its opponents, The GFW Thunderbirds found themselves on the losing end of a blowout as Blooming Prairie came to Winthrop Saturday and won 54-8. For the complete story, check out the October 13 issue of the Winthrop News.

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T-Birds take down BLHS

The GFW volleyball team defeated Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart in four games on Thursday night but lost to Nicollet in four games on Tuesday GFW came out blazing against BLHS, taking a 16-3 lead. A kill by Julia Schweiss put GFW up 9-2 and Jenna Schweiss added an ace serve to go up 10-2. A kill from Taylor Schafer and…

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Douglas Proehl

Douglas A. Proehl, age 77, of Winthrop, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop. Memorial service were held Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Fernando, rural Stewart, with interment in the church cemetery. Gathering of family and friends was held Monday, October 11,…

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Philip Blumhoefer

Philip Blumhoefer, age 88, of Fairfax passed away Friday, October 1, 2021, at Countryview Assisted Living in Fairfax. Mass of Christian burial was held on Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:30 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fairfax. Clergy officiating was Father Bruno Santiago. Organist was Carmin Van Epps. Congregational hymns sung were “Amazing Grace”,…

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John Whitbeck

John Whitbeck, 59, of Winthrop passed away at the Waconia Hospital at 8 a.m. on Monday, October 11. Funeral plans are pending.

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Deloris Tuchtenhagen

Deloris A. Tuchtenhagen, age 94, of Fairfax, Minnesota, passed away October 10, 2021, at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm, Minnesota. Funeral service will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Fairfax, with interment at a later date in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis,…

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Public Notices October 13

CITY OF GIBBON RESOLUTION NO. 2021-08 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING TITLE AND SUMMARY PUBLICATION OF ORDINANCE 163 WHEREAS, the City of Gibbon has enacted Ordnance 163 entitled AN ORDINANCE UPDATING THE FINE AND FEE SCHEDULE OF THE GIBBON CITY CODE; and WHEREAS, Minnesota Statutes 412.191 subd. 4 requires new ordinances to be published once in the…

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