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Winthrop attorney retires after over 33 years as county attorney

On Monday, October 11, Dave Schauer retired from his Sibley County Attorney position. Schauer said that he turned 65 years old on the day of his retirement. When the County made the job a full-time position, his wife Lori retired as she was working as a bookkeeper for Schauer’s private practice. His original plan was…

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GFW Homecoming 2021

It was a busy and fun week at GFW it celebrated Homecoming. Brooklyn Werner and Jesus Munoz were crowned Queen and King at the pepfest on Friday afternoon. The week was filled with many activities and culminated with the football game on Friday evening, a 40-20 win over Waterville-Elysian-Morristown. For a recap of the week…

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City a step closer to hiring a city administrator

The Winthrop City Council extended an offer to Michael Looft to become the next city administrator for the city. Interviews with five of the six finalists were held on Thursday. The six finalists were selected by David Drown Associates Company, the search firm hired by the City Council. Each of the candidates had a short…

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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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Bacon makes LB’s Repair a full-time business

It has been a part-time business for several years but Lonnie Bacon has turned LB’s  Repair LLC into a full-time venture. He started the business in 2013. He has been working at the shop on his residence since then. Then on August 5, he decided to make it a full-time business. He offers general automotive, air…

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Firle CPA expands business in Gibbon

by Maggie Buettner After working in Redwood Falls for the past six years, April Firle has opened her own office in her hometown of Gibbon. Her office offers individual and business tax preparation services, tax planning, payroll, and bookkeeping. She specializes in individual and business income tax preparation and planning, with an emphasis in agriculture,…

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Council to help with boulevard tree replacement

Due to the construction the past two years on North Carver and North Hennepin streets, many boulevard trees were lost in the process. The Winthrop City Council voted to help out in replacing those trees. The City of Winthrop will reimburse up to $200 per tree that was removed during the recent project area. There…

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