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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With another Minnesota winter behind us, it’s time for our flowers to start blooming and planning ahead for gardens, vacations, and summer fun!!! It’s also time for fun summer activities at your...
By Cheryl Nymann, Editor Last Thursday night marked the last of the three community informational meetings held at the High School in Plainview which was hosted by the Plainview School Board on the...
By Cheryl Nymann, Editor We are only caretakers of the earth that we live on. These Earth Day events being held are both a celebration of our Earth as well as a call to conservation and protection...
Tom and Lisa Hoekstra’s farm, located just south of Plainview, were recognized by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s Clean Water Legacy as being a Water Quality Certified Farm.  Photo by Cheryl Nymann
By Cheryl Nymann, Editor “Farming to farm” is what it’s all about, says Tom and Lisa Hoekstra of rural Plainview. In 2009 the Hoekstras purchased 140 acres (90 of it are tillable) of land that abuts...
By Josh Hall, Staff Reporter On April 12, PEM schools held a 2nd Q&A session at the Elgin 7/8 building. The format was the same as the Millville session, which was in last weeks paper by Cheryl....
L to R: Nate Winkels, Brendan Wind, Brenda Bennett, Josh Hollister, Eric Bennett, Peter Crowley, and Chris Hughes
On April 15th, the Plainview Ambulance Service donated an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to Bennett’s Food Center in Plainview. In December, the Plainview City Council unanimously voted to...
Earth Day T-shirts are available to purchase (which proceeds will help offset cost of programs being offered). You can order your Organic based t-shirt through Sub Zero, any committee member, or stop by the news office.
By Cheryl Nymann, Editor Get those animal costumes out of the closet, and let the kids have some fun during the animal parade next Thursday night during the Earth Day Rally at the High School Gym in...
The Earth Day committee would like to celebrate our area farmers, and recognize their significant efforts in caring for the Earth. Whether farming or not you are welcome to come and share a meal, in...
From a pool of 23 applicants, and going through two sets of interviews, current PEM High School Principal Bill Ihrke was offered and accepted the position of Superintendent for the school district to replace retiring Supt. Gary Kuphal.
By Cheryl Nymann, Editor In his 19th year at Plainview / PEM school district, High School Principal Bill Ihrke has been offered, and accepted a new position as Superintendent of schools. After...
Definitely an amazing storyteller, Gordon Fredrickson captured the attention of the audience with his stories.
By Cheryl Nymann, Editor The Greenwood Prairie Classic Iron Club held their annual dinner banquet last Wednesday evening at the Plainview American Legion Hall. Spouses and significant others of the...

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