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Johnson retired after 36 years at Bank Midwest

Posted December 6, 2017 at 10:20 pm

Monday, December 4, was a memorable day for Bank Midwest employee Jan Johnson. She began her employment at the bank in Westbrook on that day in 1982.

“I had no intension to come to Westbrook,” she remembered.

Johnson’s life began in Dovray, where she attended country school through 6th grade. The family then moved to Worthington, where she graduated from high school and attended Worthington

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    Woodstock Communications

    Woodstock Communications has kept its hometown on the map in Pipestone County. Before wireless Internet came on the scene, the Woodstock Telephone Company served a small area of southwestern Minnesota.

    When the company installed fiber optics in Westbrook, the area outside of town was offered the Woodstock Wave. Rural residents who can see the cell tower from their building site most likely can join The Lakes (Shetek

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    That’s a wrap

    Posted November 30, 2017 at 9:54 pm


    The 2017 harvest season got off to a later-than-usual start for most of Iowa

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    Boys’ State representative

    Posted November 30, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Brandon Ballinger, also a senior from Inwood, Iowa, was nominated to go to Boys’ State which is structured similarly, teaching the boys about different aspects of politics and government. This selection was based on

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    Making change

    Posted November 30, 2017 at 9:52 pm


    Kendra Michael, a senior at West Lyon, had the unique opportunity to attend Girls’ State in June

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