It was quiet along West Broadway on the evening of July 9. There was action at the Plainview Area Community and Youth Center, where some 30 folks attended a concert by a lively Rochester duo, '...
Adam Bedtke was in seventh grade when his father, John, moved from conventional to rotational grazing on the family farm near Altura. Years later Adam has done the same on his own 240-acre organic...
Eric and Brenda Bennett went all out to say thanks to supporters of their new grocery store, Eyota Market. The Plainview couple, who took ownership of the market in March, held a grand-...
More than 200,000 'Quilts of Valor' have been awarded to American veterans through the Quilts of Valor Foundation to help comfort and heal, according to www.qovf.org. Another six were presented...
Ruth Siegenthaler drove a tractor, milked cows, cooked, cleaned, gardened, and helped her husband, Paul, raise two boys during the Great Depression. She turned 105 in early June and remains feisty as...

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The Bulldogs cross country team traveled to Northern Hills Golf Course on Thursday, October 27th to compete in this year's Section 1A Championships. The weather was about ideal with temperatures in...
These captains and two of their coaches were recognized by the PEM School Board for demonstration of true sportsmanship; pictured L to R: are Coach Lamb, Sean Liebenow, Joe Miller, Andrew Speedling, Andrew Meyer, Thompson Stelling, Evan Burdick, and Coach Melcher.
By Cheryl Nymann, EditorThe regular October School Board meeting was called to order by chair Mike Hamilton at 6:00pm on Monday, October 10th.  After the Pledge of Allegiance was recited the Agenda...
Lucas Mestad (right) is pictured here with Ryan Busbice (left) from A&E’s television series ‘Country Bucks’  and this huge Mule Deer tagged in Lucas’ first Big Game Hunt filming that occurred in Dear Meadows in the Sandhills of Nebraska and aired last Spring.
By Cheryl Nymann, Editor You could say that hunting is in his veins. The son of Cindy and the late Daryl Mestad of Elgin, a 2011 graduate of PEM High School, Lucas has been hunting all his life....
Dianne was busy knitting while she casually told me about how she became involved with making Knitted Knockers.
By Cheryl Nymann, Editor Dianne Lutzi of Plainview is using her special gift of knitting to help women who have experienced a mastectomy. After knitting for many years, and having two sisters (along...
By Cheryl Nymann, Editor This is the year that Immanuel Lutheran School will be celebrating 95 years in Plainview. Thanks to an enormous amount of leg work from Lisa Hoekstra, there is a great deal...
The Elgin High School Class of 1958 held their 58th Class Reunion at the home of Betty (Rott) & Ron Fahrenz rural Elgin in July.  There were 23 in attendance: Attending from Wisconsin, Rochester, West Concord, Lake City, Eyota, Wabasha, and Elgin.      BACK ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Reggie Hart, Betty (Hampel) Fuchs, George Rahman, Chuck Klein, Elwood Witter, Henry Petersen, Carolyn (Lohse) Schwanke, Alice (Dubbels) Atkinson, Betty (Rott) Fahrentz, LaVerne Spring, Melvin Adler, Janice (Moechnig) Crowson.  Missing
When the Elgin High School Class of 1958 graduated from Elgin High When this group of people graduated from Plainview High School, Dwight D. Eisenhower was the President of the United States. In a...
The Class of 1951 gathered to enjoy their reunion at Kim’s in Plainview, Seated L to R:  Rita Gengler, Martha Ann Timm, Darlene Folkert Wentworth, May Kruger Schroeder, Marlene Holmsted Kuhlmann, Kathryn Pretzer Ahmann, Alice Thome Evers, Lou Ann Goertz Holderman, Carol Evans Graner; Standing L to R:  Dale Montgomery, W. John Holst, Bob Montgomery, Howard (Babe) Gusa, Jim Kroening, Gordon Claussen, Pat Melvin, and Otto Brueske.  Photo by Cheryl Nymann
By Cheryl Nymann, Editor When this group of people graduated from Plainview High School, Harry S. Truman was the President of the United States. As the Plainview High School graduates from 1951...
By Cheryl Nymann, Editor We have an extremely dedicated Volunteer Fire Department right here in Plainview. A couple weeks ago, on Aug. 17th, the Plainview Fire Department gathered for a training...
“Hey Charlie Uecker, this is how you balance a tractor on the balance beam game!”  Both Dale Kautz (pictured) and Jeremy Strain (not pictured) took Charlie’s tractor up onto the balance beam and showed him how to get the job done.  Evidently Charlie could not get this tractor balanced, but the other two guys did!
On the Saturday of Plainview’s annual Corn on the Cob days, the Greenwood Prairie Classic Iron tractor club hosted their annual Tractor Games in front of the American Legion. Due to weather and...
Pictured here at Buena Vista Park looking over the Mississippi River Valley are Mallory, Anna Longshaw (stem cell donor), Derrick, Bill, and Carrie.
What started out as a bump in the road for the Bill and Carrie Eversman family turned into a beautiful friendship that has been cultivated through the ‘Be the Match’ program. In May of 2012 Bill...

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