2019 Cottonwood County Century Farms

Posted August 21, 2019 at 3:58 pm

On Wednesday, August 14, three families were recognized at the Cottonwood County Fair for their family’s Century Farms.

Greg and Sylvia (Anderson) Hanson, of Westbrook Township, are the owners of the Anderson farm.  Andrew and Amanda Anderson settled this farm in 1912.  Andrew built a square family house purchased from Sears for his three daughters and one son.  Their son, Olav was born in January 1923.  Olav started farming full-time in 1936, at the age of 13, after his father’s death.  Olav and Armella Anderson bought the Westbrook Township farm from Amanda in 1964. Olav farmed until he retired in 1998, after which time he rented the land

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    A Glimpse of Cottonwood County’s Fair

    Exhibiting at the county fair is a big responsibility for anyone showing animals. Their special animal’s wellbeing must be closely monitored during hot summer weather. This reporter was drawn to Braxton Brown taking a nap Friday afternoon at the same time his cow was resting. A proud mom submitted this photo.

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    Book signing at Westbrook Library

    Authors Sheldon Schmitt and Pamela (Schmitt) Bastien, who grew up in Dovray, renewed acquaintances with a number of local people last Wednesday from 4-7 pm. Former friends and classmates stopped at the Westbrook Public Library to purchase a book and have the book autographed.

    Having met an author in person will

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    Walnut Grove public Hearing with MN Dept of Health

    The Walnut Grove City Council met August 12 at 7:00 PM at the City Offices. Members present were Greg Hansen, Xiong Yang, Leonard McLaughlin and Todd Harrington. Also present were Kerwin Armitage, Tom Hansen, Jim Hoyt, Dave Hoyt, Charles & Linda Benson, Anna Nackerud, Kristi Baker, Andy Foster and Carolyn VanLoh.

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    Westbrook Kiwanis celebrates 60 years

    The Westbrook Kiwanis Club was established May 12, 1959. Superintendent Carl Ingebretson was elected as the first president; Charles Temple, vice president; L.F. Lindall, treasurer. Other members were Herman Boeck, Lawrence Carey, Dr. John Carlson, Ernie Cohrs, Sherman Eckhart, Clarence Erickson, Joe Fjeseth, Wesley Ewy, Roy Griep, Rolf Hage, Lyle Jorgenson, R.R. Kell, L.L.Klasse, Melvin Klasse, Ed Kleven, Oliver Kleven, Kenneth Knutson, Sever Knutson, Wade Lichty, Laverne Nelson, Oscar Norstegard, Harlan Radke, Ted Ramsborg, Dr. Arthur Schmidt, Charles Temple, Keith Villa, Don Anderson and

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    Steve and Cheryl Dick Family

    Posted August 14, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Since Heinrich and Helena Schultz purchased the land from the railroad in 1875, the Dick farm has been family-owned and operated. Before what is now known as KBQ, Steve Dick’s late

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    Restoring life to old pillows

    Posted August 13, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    For several years, the American Legion Auxiliary has sponsored a pillow-cleaning event in Larchwood. Kraft Pillow Service from Kingsley, Iowa, makes arrangements to come to

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    Supporting the hometown team

    Posted August 13, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Supporting a small-town amateur baseball team can sometimes be a struggle, but for the town of Larchwood sustaining the Larchwood

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    Pretty in pink

    Posted August 13, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    For Ed and Linda Van Der Brink of Alvord, the garden in their back yard has been a labor of

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