*/ 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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A rally outside the Tandeski Center was held on Thursday, October 13th. People spoke for both sides of the issue.  Some wanting the frac sand ban in place while others proposed a compromise that would limit  numbers and sizes of the mines in Winona County.  Photo by Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor On Thursday night, October 13th the Winona County commissioners listened to the comments on the frac sand issue. The meeting was held at the Minnesota State...
John Meisch and Cliff Thompson Sr. were selected to go on the September 17th Honor Flight out of LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  The flight is a no expense trip to see all the veteran memorials in Washington D.C.  Submitted photos
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor Clifford Thompson Sr. of Lewiston and John Meisch of Altura were honored as veterans aboard the Honor Flight out of Lacrosse on September 17th. Both are...
 The Bucket Truck from Tri County Electric caught the students eyes when the employee/ driver showed how the boom box could go up and down and sideways to get at the lines that might need repair or maintenance. He points out some of the electric lines by the school grounds that he sometimes may have to work on when the power may go down.  Photo by Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor On Thursday, October 6th, Lewiston-Altura Elementary School hosted a Career on Wheels Fair from 9am-11am. Career on Wheels is a unique and exciting program...
 Dave Sobek and his wife, Deena.  Dave has been an EMT with Altura Ambulance and was recently recognized by the Board of Directors of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) for achieving 20 consecutive years as a Nationally Registered EMT. This distinction is an honor held by few EMTs.   Photo by Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor The Altura Ambulance has a great crew of volunteers that are dedicated and committed to their community. They spend hours training and preparing for any...
he Lewiston-Altura Elementary School students gather around the local author, Mary Nilles.  Author of  “Adella’s Diary” was designed through a year-long teaching-learning process in which design professionals in Minnesota, New York and Luxembourg participated.  Author, Mary Nilles sits in front of the Marnach with the fourth grade students of Lewiston Elementary school.  Mary shared cake to celebrate another homecoming of the Marnach House with students from the school. Photo by Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor Walking up the same hill where the Marnach children would have had to walk to get back home from the barn or school house. A past daily situation that the...
 Tom and Ginny Ties with their grandsons, Nick and Ray Pitzen by the Remarkable Journey Pumpkin Patch sign at the Tews Corn Maze on Sunday afternoon.  The family was out enjoying the sunshine, the pig races, the duck races, the hayride and all the other events found on the Tews Farm!  A great place for fun and family outings!  The Remarkable Journey Pumpkin Patch takes donations for the pumpkins freshly picked from the field.  The donations go to special people that  may need a little extra kindness along t
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor “A perfect day to take the family to the farm. The sun is shining, the corn maze had us laughing as we made our way through, we had a fun hay ride and...
Immanuel Lutheran students chalk up kindness messages during Bully Awareness Month.  Here the message states “Kindness is contagious.”  Those pictured include Victoria Prigge, Sydney Pitzen, Mariah Nelson and Katie Ellinghuysen.  Photo by Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor “I don’t understand how people can say such unkind words to others. Many times it’s people they refer to as their friends. It’s all over. You see it...
Justin Mueller, Cody Rain and Thomas Hennessy wave to the parade goers on Friday afternoon.  A great time leading up to the Homecoming game and dance for the Lewiston Altura Cardinals.  Photo by Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor Homecoming...That tradition of welcoming back the students of Lewiston Altura High School and having fun activities with the present students. It has been a...
 St. Joseph’s Equipment Precision Farming Specialist Matt Rhondenhizer  shows how the drone works over the Phil and Sandy Schwantz farms.  Photo by Carol Boynton
By Carol Boynton Lewiston Journal Editor Seeing your crops from a new perspective with the use of drones was displayed at the Phil and Sandy Schwantz farm in Altura on Thursday morning courtesy of St...

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