Area News

Disc golf growing in popularity in Winthrop

It’s a sport with its popularity on the rise. Ten years ago, a nine-hole disc golf course was constructed in Winthrop City Park. While play was spotty at first, it has steadily picked up with the past few years seeing the number of players and rounds increase dramatically. Allen and Kyrsten Carlson, along with their…

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GFW purchases camera system for bus fleet

by Doug Hanson The GFW School Board has been in the process of redoing its transportation department to make it more efficient and safer. On July 19 the School Board approved a purchase of the Pro Vision Camera System that featured four cameras per bus with Wifi download and solid state drive at the cost…

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Hahn benefit is Sunday

Curt Hahn is hoping to find out this week if he will be eligible to be placed on a liver transplant list. A benefit has been organized to help Curt with medical expenses and raise awareness about organ donation. The event will be held at Hahn’s Dining and Lounge on Sunday. The Sunday buffet begins…

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Palmer leaving city after 28 years of service

It has been 28 years since Jenny Palmer walked into Winthrop City Hall to begin her career. This week she will finish her time with the city and move onto the next chapter of her career. Palmer’s final day with the City of Winthrop is Friday, July 23. She will be working for the City…

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Farm City Fun Fest packs in lots of action

It was a long but fun weekend as Farm City Fun Fest drew a great crowd in its return. Lawson Gran, son of Jesse and Katie Gran, took a break from the festivities to eat a hot dog and get a little more energy. For a bunch of pictures of the weekend festivities, check out…

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Gibbon Funfest begins Thursday

It’s Gibbon Funfest time and it all begins Thursday and lasts throughout the weekend. Thursday features the business appreciation meet and greet. The Broadway themed event begins at 5 p.m. and lasts until 6:30 p.m. Friday’s evening events begin right at 6 p.m. with a co-ed sand volleyball tournament. The kids can come out at…

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Council hires firm to search for new city administrator

Much of the regular June meeting of the Winthrop City Council was spent thanking outgoing City Administrator Jenny Palmer for her work and getting to know the interim City Administrator Rick Almich. The City Council took the steps to begin the process of finding a new city administrator by hiring David Drown Associates for the…

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Gibbon Police look at purchasing an used second vehicle

by Doug Hanson Gibbon Police Chief Shawn Doheny asked the Gibbon City Council last month at the regular council meeting about a second vehicle for the City of Gibbon. The City of Brownton had an used squad car for sale. The vehicle was a 2014 Ford Explorer and the City of Brownton was considering switching to another model.…

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