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COVID concerns raised at USC

Questions concerning the coronavirus were raised during the public comment portion of the United South Central School Board meeting last Tuesday night, Sept. 21. A woman who said she was the mother to a second grade student attending the school asked if masks should be required to be worn, ...

Tennis courts a hot topic

Volleys flew across the net at the regularly scheduled Blue Earth City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 20. The council members once again discussed the construction of new tennis courts at Blue Earth Area High School. Following meetings with the Tennis Court Subcommittee, city administrator ...

Close to making a $12M decision

Should the county bond to advance the timeline for improving the county’s highways? It is a question the Faribault County Commissioners began considering some time ago and one they are still considering. They began discussing the subject more seriously during their first meeting in ...

USC student punts stereotypes and tackles barriers

A fascinating social experiment asks children to draw what various professionals look like. They may doodle a doctor, firefighter, police officer, lawyer, or teacher on their paper. The gender of each professional is left up to the child’s interpretation. Results often yield ...

Library’s heat topic at W’bago meeting

The Winnebago City Council called a special meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 22, to scratch some odds and ends off of their to-do list. The council addressed several issues which were tabled at their previous regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 8. The council first returned to the ...

Meant to be together

Some might call it fate. Others might say it was just meant to be. But, no matter what one calls it, there is no doubt that a chance meeting, in March of 2018, changed the lives of Katelyn Kuechenmeister and Blake Boran and set them on a course which would lead to the couple getting married ...

Tradition or Novelty?

To buck tradition or to embrace tradition? That is the crinoline-encased question facing modern couples when they plan a wedding in the 21st century. My fiancé, Jake, and I grappled with this following our engagement on July 29, 2020. The ring went on my finger, and we were inundated with ...

First days of school go smoothly

Blue Earth Area Schools got off to a good start to the new school year, superintendent Mandy Fletcher told the School Board at their meeting this past Monday night, Sept. 13. “Grades eight to 12 started on Sept. 7, and grades kindergarten to seventh started two days later,” Fletcher said. ...

Council gets a search update

The city of Wells is still without a city administrator, but there could be some action on the matter soon, City Council members learned at their meeting on Monday, Sept. 13. “The filing time for the position is now closed,” administrative associate Tiffany Schrader said. “We are ...

He is on a very long portage for a good cause

There is a rising mental health epidemic in our country. Countless individuals wage battle against anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder; the list goes on. Though the battles are ubiquitous, they are also, unfortunately, often invisible to friends ...