*/ The 2017 Heartland Days Festival is going to be one for the record books. On Saturday, a storm swell went through with one HUGE gust of wind and hail. The 40 x 100’ foot circus tent that housed...
By Tom Speltz Lewiston Journal Staff Writer */ There’s a decent chance Lewiston-Altura sophomores Jacob and Zach Anderson will earn the right to play in the Minnesota state high school golf...
By Heather Buege, Lewiston Journal Staff Writer Last Thursday, May 25th, students at Lewiston-Altura Elementary stepped back in time to the mid-1800s as they rounded up their “prairie schooners” and...
By Tom SpeltzLewiston Journal Shouts of “Pull!”, the thwap! of clay pigeons being hurled into the sky, and the crack of shotgun fire fill the air on Sunday afternoons at the Lewiston Sportsmen’s Club...
  By Heather Buege, Lewiston Journal Staff Writer After 22 years of reporting Lewiston area news, Lewiston Journal editor Carol Boynton found herself in the rare moment of being “newsworthy” herself...

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4-H Dairy Members 4-H members that make up the Dairy showcase for the 2016 Winona County Fair included: Top row: Tanner Morrison, Ella Miller, Leah Brosig, Clay Wegman, , Karson Moger, Braden Ihrke, Kasey Sobek, Bradley Miller, Greg Brosig, and Jacob Hornberg.  Second row from Top: Calli Brouwer, Dawson Brouwer, Sydney Kurth, Jenne Ihrke, Peyton Morrison, Vance Fuller, Derek Salwey, Shawn Wegman, Paige Denzer, Alexa Ellinghuysen, Ben Maynard.  Third row: Cora Gibbs, Megan Meyer, Larissa Shea, Katie Ketchum,
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor Confidence is important when walking in the show ring. The members of the Winona County Fair 4-H dairy team prepare months in advance to be ready for the...
The Altura State Bank has become People’s State after signing their merger on July 9th.  Photo by Cheryl Nymann
By Cheryl Nymann, Plainview News Editor Peoples State Bank of Plainview and Altura State Bank signed the dotted lines for their merger agreement on July 9th. There’s no need for their customers to...
Holly Lauth, Sonja Clark and Shaun Green wait for the judge’s comments at the 4-H Horse Show on Saturday. All were happy to be in a very safe announcer’s  stand. Photos By Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor The Winona County 4-H Horse Club was formed primarily to host the Winona County 4-H Horse Shows and it began with the memory of Kathy Ellinghuysen. Kathy had...
 Cloverbud 4-H member Bryce Shea, age 8 of the Utica Victory 4-H club is judged on Tuesday, July 5th at the Winona County Fair.  Bryce drew a large drawing of all the things he loves on the farm.  Photos by Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor The 4-H kids line up in their respective areas for the categories that each 4-H member will take before the judge for project judging at the Winona County...
Nine kids are actively engaged and learning all about firearm safety.  They are in the classes provided by the Lewiston Sportsmen’s Club.  They have been providing Minnesota Firearms Safety Training since 1956, one of the longest sponsored classes in the area. Classes were held June 27th thru June 30th, The Lewiston Sportsmen’s club has been providing Minnesota Firearms Safety Training since 1956, one of the longest sponsored classes in the area. Photos By Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor The Lewiston Sportsmen’s club has been providing Minnesota Firearms Safety Training since 1956, one of the longest sponsored classes in the area provided...
Joe Morse, a Wilson Township resident served as MC of the rally that was held before the 7:00 p.m. meeting “So many people came out for this rally and to testify at the hearing tonight because they feel strongly about keeping frac sand mining out of Winona County.  Photo by Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor The topic of banning frac sand mining brought approximately 200 people together at the rotunda of the Tau Center at Winona State University’s west campus on...
The ‘Pinta’ and the ‘Nina’ replicas of Christopher Columbus’ ships, arrived in Winona on Tuesday, June 28th.  The ‘Nina’ and ‘Pinta’ remained docked at the Levee Park, 65 East Front Street, until their departure on Wednesday, July 6th.   “The Nina is the most historically accurate replica ever created,” said Pinta’s 1st Mate. “And the Pinta comes in a close second, but she’s a little bit larger than she originally would’ve been by about 20 percent.” Photos by Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor The Niña and Pinta were two of the three Spanish ships (Santa Maria’), that Christopher Columbus used for his first voyage to the West Indies in 1492. Niña...
The Friendship Train stopped at Steve and Bonnie Kalmes’ land for a little rest and lunch in the heat on Saturday, June 25th. Photo from L-R: Erin Kalmes, Steve Kalmes with grandson Logan, J.D Davis and Monica, Bonnie and Levi Kalmes  Photos by Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor Horse lovers for sure and some long time friends and travelers raise money for the local camp Winnebago as they meander through the hills and valleys of our...
Bruce Heim accepts the plaque for hosting the Family Night on the Farm on Wednesday night, June 22, 2016 with over 1500 people in attendance.  Photos by Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor The Winona Chamber hosted the Family Night on the Farm on Wednesday, June 22, 2016. The family farm located in Lewiston, Minnesota, Bruce Heim is the third...
The newly crowned 2016 Miss Lewiston is  Ally Haake crowned Miss Lewiston, Macy Jensen 1st attendant, McKenna Schmit 2nd attendant and Lavin LeJeune crowned Lil’ Miss Lewiston!! Photo by Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor The Miss Lewiston Heartland Days contestants took to the stage on Thursday evening. Contestant Emilie Villafan, sponsored by All Trades Service introduced...

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