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Students getting more than just a taste of agriculture at GFW

by Michael Mattison GFW ag teacher Mirinda Goblish has a busy schedule teaching students in the CTE curriculum. First semester she has been instructing her students in food chemistry, seventh grade ag, ag food products and processing, floral design and companion animal science. Second semester includes food chemistry, introduction to metal fabrication and construction, greenhouse management,…

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Weinzetl recognized for support of GFW Schools

At their November meeting, the GFW School Board and Superintendent Horton recognized community member and district supporter Jim Weinzetl as part of their school and community recognition award. Jim is a strong supporter of GFW Public Schools and the GFW community, having donated over $500,000 to more than 100 students through scholarships with a recently…

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TCA to perform Christmas cantata this weekend

T-Bird Community Arts will be performing a Christmas Cantata on Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Fairfax at 7 p.m. and a second performance at Peace Lutheran Church in Winthrop on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 4 p.m. This is the fourth cantata that has held performances in both Winthrop and Fairfax. There…

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Hanson leads flag retirement for Eagle Scout project

by Maggie Buettner Trevor Hanson joined the Boy Scouts six years ago at the age of twelve. He’s part of Troop 2 which currently has members from Winthrop, Gibbon, Lafayette, and surrounding areas. During these years he has earned almost sixty merit badges. The hardest to earn have been the wilderness and survival badges. He…

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Gibbon City investigates adding second full time police officer

by Doug Hanson For the past couple of months the topic of a second full-time police officer was on the Gibbon City Council agenda. Police Chief Shawn Doheny has shared concerns that it’s getting harder to find part-time police officers. A recent Sibley County meeting with city council representatives and police chiefs shared the information that…

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Changes made to Gibbon Public Library

by Doug Hanson At its regular November meeting the Gibbon City Council passed four motions to take the leadership role for the Gibbon Public Library from the Sibley County Board. The library will still be a member of the Traverse des Sioux Library System. A resolution establishing a public library and the By-Law were both…

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