Armstrong, IA

Kyle Rehm, 21, of Graettinger

Services for 21-year-old Kyle Rehm of Graettinger will be Saturday, July 2nd, at 8 p.m. at Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Graettinger. Visitation will be Saturday from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home and continue Sunday starting at 5 p.m. at the Graettinger Little League Ball Fields. Henry-Olson Funeral Home in...
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Bishop Garrigan Forfeits Conference Baseball Title

Bishop Garrigan baseball is forfeiting Wednesday night’s 4-3 victory over Forest City and therefore the Top of Iowa West title after it was determined that the Golden Bears committed a violation of IHSAA pitch count rules during a game who’s winner would clinch the 2022 conference championship. In...
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Lakefield Standard

Gerald “Jerry” Benjamin, 88

Gerald “Jerry” Benjamin, age 88 of Jackson, Minnesota passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, in Spirit Lake, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Jackson, with Pastor John Schuetz officiating. Burial will be following the service at Riverside Cemetery in Jackson, with Military Honors performed by Jackson American Legion Post #130.

I-90 closed near Blue Earth due to crash

BLUE EARTH, Minn. (KEYC) - A portion of I-90 near Blue Earth has closed due to a crash. The Minnesota Department of Transportations says eastbound I-90 west of Blue Earth is temporarily closed due to a crash. Traffic is being detoured; drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes. For updated...

ILCC Announces Hiring of New Executive Dean of Estherville Campus

(Estherville)--Iowa Lakes Community College has named Erin Latona as the next Executive Dean of the Estherville Campus. She will begin her duties on July 18, pending board approval. Latona, who has been serving as the Executive Dean of Student and Academic Services at Northwest Iowa Community College, was chosen after...

Governor Reynolds Visits Moovero in Estherville

Estherville, IA (KICD) — Governor Kim Reynolds visited rim & wheel factory Moovero in Estherville on Wednesday as part of a tour of Iowa factories. Reynolds told KICD one thing she noticed in the locations she has visited so far is frustration due to staffing issues, which is why she designated the Manufacturing 4.0 Workforce Innovations Grant to increase automation. She says the goal of the grant isn’t replacing workers, but to supplement them by helping them enhance their skillset.

Lisa Hovinga, 61, of Emmetsburg

Services for 61-year-old Lisa Hovinga of Emmetsburg will be Saturday, July 2nd, at 10:30 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Graettinger with burial at Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the church. Henry-Olson Funeral Home in Graettinger is in charge of the arrangements.

Mankato triathlete competes for international world championship

That love for boating comes at a price especially in this day and age with gas prices creeping towards $5.00 a gallon. Wooden bowls handcrafted from Victory Highway trees are now available at the Blue Earth County Historical Society. Updated: 2 hours ago. Someone You Should Know: Nate Boots. Updated:...
Jackson County Pilot

Sheriff’s report 6-30-22

A deputy conducted a traffic stop on Highway 71 near Industrial Parkway in Jackson. As a result, the driver was issued a citation for speed — 62 miles per hour in a 45-mph zone. A deputy issued two “I Got Caught” tickets good for free ice cream cones to...

Ruthven Man Pleads Guilty To Felony Going Armed With Intent, Receives Probation, Suspended Prison Sentence

Sibley, Iowa — A Ruthven man has pleaded guilty and has been sentenced on a felony charge. According to the criminal complaints filed with the Osceola County Clerk of Court, 39-year-old Lenard Keith Schiller Jr of Ruthven was accused of knowingly and unlawfully driving in a reckless manner, weaving through traffic, traveling at speeds of more than 80 mph in an attempt to get another vehicle to stop while having a small baby in the vehicle. Additionally, the officer who filed the report says Schiller attempted to use a baseball bat as a weapon during an altercation with the victim. Statements from others nearby during the incident agreed that the defendant intended to use the bat as a weapon. The alleged offenses happened about exactly a year ago in Ocheyedan.
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Walsh inducted into Pacelli Hall of Fame

Former Jackson and Jackson County Central teacher and coach Jack Walsh was inducted into the Pacelli Hall of Fame earlier this month. Walsh, a 1965 Pacelli graduate, was one of four inductees. Walsh was a three-year letterman in football and also participated in track and field and was involved in...

Rising gas prices impacting lake life

FAIRMONT, Minn. (KEYC) - In Fairmont, shorelines are filled with boats and owners who can’t get enough of the city’s five lakes. Like Jacob Dikken whose family houses two boats on Budd Lake. “Since I was born and I am 22, we’ve always had a boat. We’ve grown...

Light up the Night

No Fourth of July is complete without taking in at least one fireworks show. There are plenty to be seen in the days leading up to Independence Day. Here’s a list of where you can enjoy some fireworks for this upcoming holiday. Algona. Monday, July 4. At the Kossuth...
Lakefield Standard

Three Huskies honored by BSC

A trio of Jackson County Central baseball players have earned all-Big South Conference accolades. Seniors Payton Handevidt and Trace Michelson have been named to the first-team all-conference team and senior Levi Lindley is an honorable-mention pick. All three have also been all-district football players each of the last two seasons...