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The magnificent Table Mountain overlooks Cape Town, South Africa and is consider one of the ‘New’ Seven Wonders of Nature. Rebekka Paskewitz said “being on top of this mountain gave us this beautiful view and personally made me step back and realize the blessings we are given: not only for the land, sea and sky, but for the adventures God brings us on which change our lives.” (Submitted photo)
Rebekka Paskewitz traveled to South Africa with the national FFA, touring farms and agricultural schools from Jan. 2-17. Although she learned a lot about different types of agriculture, Paskewitz said witnessing the African culture has changed her attitude about life. “Life is more enjoyable when...
Farm recycling dumpsters being delivered in Winona County. The Central Minnesota dumpster hub is located at the Pope County Fairgrounds in Glenwood. (Submitted photo)
Farmers have heard about this, now it’s here, on the ground, in Minnesota. The first 400 new Ag Plastic Recycling Dumpsters were delivered January 9, to the Pope County Fairgrounds in Glenwood. The program, offered by Revolution Plastics, is part of an effort led by a core group of nine Central...
The Minnesota Department of Revenue will open state individual income tax filing season Jan. 23. For the benefit and convenience of Minnesotans, this is the same day as the Internal Revenue Service. The filing deadline to submit 2016 tax returns is Monday, April 18, rather than the traditional...
Liz Koskiniemi, left, of the Staples Motley Area Women of Today, presented a $250 check to Gloria Palmer, president of the Friends of the Staples Public Library to support library programming. The funds were earned during the annual Railroad Days Car Show organized by the Women of Today. Koskiniemi...
John Sinotte, Jr., Baxter, shared this photo he captured of these sun dogs above the Lexington Mfg. building in Brainerd, on Jan. 9. Sun dogs are an optical phenomenon, caused by the refraction of sunlight on flat, hexagon ice crystals (diamond dust) found high in the sky in Cirrus clouds. A pair...
The Roach Family 34-unit townhome project, located near the 1100 block of NE 5th and 6th Streets in Staples, is on target, according to owner Matt Roach of Little Falls. Pictured above, crew members work on the roof of one of the 6th St. units. Pictured in center photo, Matt Roach (left) discusses...
The Staples Area Women’s Chorus (SAWC) will be hosting the 2017 Women’s Choral Festival, ‘Her Voice, Her Song,’ on Saturday, Jan. 28, at the Staples-Motley High School in Staples. A concert for the public will be held at 7 p.m., at the SMHS gymnasium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Seventeen area schools...
At the Jan. 10 Wadena County Board meeting, consultant Michelle Soldo presented a 45-minute summary of her findings and recommendations from the Environmental Scan of the Wadena County Workplace she conducted from September to December 2016. Human Resources (HR) Director Curt Kreklau had...
The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has selected North Central Economic Development Association (NCEDA) to participate in a new statewide lending program designed to provide funding to small businesses in need of capital. The new Emerging Entrepreneur Loan Program...

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