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O’Rourke is USC’s Triple “A” Award recipient

Izzy (Issabelle) O’Rourke was recently named the Triple “A” (Academics, Arts and Athletics) Award recipient for United South Central High School. Recipients of the award are chosen on the basis of their participation in the arts and athletics, as well as their athletic ...

BEA, USC Schools bringing students back

The United South Central and Blue Earth Area School Districts are each making plans to return all of their students back to school and in-person learning. The USC School Board held a brief meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 2, to discuss the school’s return to learning plan. Superintendent Keith ...

He serves 4 area churches

Reverend Steven Woyen may not have grown up in the Kiester-Bricelyn area where he now serves as the minister for Good Hope Parish. But, he did grow up on a farm in North Dakota so he can identify with the rural area residents of these communities. “Farming has changed a great deal since I ...

Wells liquor sales over $1.2 million

The Wells City Council received some good news during their meeting last Monday night, Jan. 25. The final report for the Wells Liquor Depot for 2020 showed total sales for the year up 50 percent over the previous year. The final tally for the year showed total sales at the municipal liquor ...

Mertens, Armstrong, are Triple ‘A’ recipients

Two Blue Earth Area High School seniors were recently named as the 2021 Triple “A” (Academics, Arts and Athletics) Award recipients at BEA. Luke Mertens and Téa Armstrong are the two selected students, who will be formally honored later in February. Honorees are selected on their ...

Anderson reaches 1,000 varsity career points

Blue Earth Area Buccaneer standout Cameron Anderson hit two 3-pointers early in the Bucs’ game against Jackson County Central last Monday night to eclipse the 1,000 point scoring mark for his varsity basketball career. Anderson finished with 13 points and the Bucs defeated the Huskies 92-50. ...

BEA Board discusses possible additions

The Blue Earth Area School Board held a work session on Monday, Jan. 25, with two main topics to discuss, the possible addition of staff positions for the next school year and how it would affect the school financially and a mid-year review of superintendent Mandy Fletcher’s goals. “After ...

Board hears more hog complaints

There was more discussion on the odor emanating from a hog facility in Dunbar Township when the Faribault County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Jan. 19. Brad Bruegger participated in the meeting virtually and asked the commissioners to revoke the CUP (Conditional Use Permit) ...

USC to get $600,000 in Esser Funds

The United South Central School Board learned they could be receiving over $600,000 in Esser Relief Funds in the coming months. “I will caution you and say this came from a preliminary announcement,” superintendent Keith Fleming told the board. “We would have through the end of the ...

BE Fire Department had a busy year

Blue Earth Fire Department Chief Roger Davis says the department had a very busy year in 2020. Davis gave his annual report to the Blue Earth City Council last Monday evening as part of their work session held before the start of the regular council meeting. The chief reported there were ...