Area News

GFW Homecoming King, Queen crowned

GFW held its Homecoming coronation on Thursday evening at the football field. Lorenzo Catapano was crowned King and Jaedan Nachreiner was crowned Queen. A parade, starting at the school and ending at the football field followed. It might have looked a little different this year but GFW was able to celebrate Homecoming last week. Dress…

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Trebelhorns receive Chamber Award

For many years, Dave and Laurie Trebelhorn have been hard at work, making Winthrop a better place for people to raise their families and making a community conducive to attracting businesses. On Friday evening, the couple was honored for their dedication to the community when they received the Chamber Award at the Winthrop Area Chamber…

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Collins receives Good Citizen Award

JoAnn Collins was recognized by the Winthrop Area Chamber of Commerce for her generosity in the community by presenting her with the Good Citizen Award at the Chamber’s annual banquet on Friday evening at Hahn’s Dining and Lounge.   For the complete story, check out the October 28 issue of the Winthrop News.

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GFW School Board candidates

Several candidates are vying for the GFW School Board at the General Election next week. Nathan Loewy, Drew Schmidt and Peter Schuckert are looking to gain the vacant seat in Winthrop. Incumbent Jason Haas and Carl Rains are running for a seat in Gibbon while Casey Prochniak is seeking the two-year term. Dan Merkel  is running…

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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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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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Gibbon Fill Me Up requests off sale liquor license

by Doug Hanson A representative from the Fill Me Up Convenience Store in Gibbon attended the October Gibbon City Council meeting to request an off sale liquor license. He stated that the company was researching expanding the food items and also changing the east portion of the building to off sale. Mayor Jeff Gatton stated…

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State candidates

State Senate and House of Representative candidates discuss the issues in the October 14 issue of the Winthrop News.

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Duering installed as Faith United pastor

  Merline Duering was recently installed as pastor at Faith United in Winthrop. Duering began serving the congregation at Faith United after the passing of Pastor Eric Haugen. A parishioner someone who had been to a funeral that Duering had done and thought she might be a good fit for the church.   For the…

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