River Falls, WIosceolasun.com

Kenneth Paul Dopkins, June 23, 2021, issue

Kenneth Paul Dopkins of Osceola and formerly of River Falls, died Nov. 19, 2020. He was 73. Ken was born Sept. 28, 1947, in River Falls to parents Marvin and Delores (Weschcke) Dopkins. Ken graduated from River Falls High School where he played basketball, and was a member of the golf team. He went on to further his education at the 916 Vo-Tech School, and serve his country in the Army Reserve.
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Prairie Farm, WInews-shield.com

Elaine M. Norberg

Elaine M. Norberg, 84, Prairie Farm, Wis., died Thursday, June 17, 2021, at her home. She was born July 24, 1936, to Archie and Ella (Solfest) Klevgard at Whitehall. Elaine grew up in Bennett Valley, Gilmanton, on the Klevgard family farm. After graduating from school, she moved to Minneapolis, Minn., and worked at a bank briefly before returning home to help on the farm.
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Osceola, WIosceolasun.com

Willett: Students in Osceola have been special

Roger Kumlien was a big factor in Chris Willett’s career. “Roger Kumlien was my high school basketball coach and luckily for me, the current Osceola Middle School principal when the opening appeared,” Willett said. “He decided to take a chance on me as a teacher.”. That was 29 years ago....
Owatonna, MNsouthernminn.com

Owatonna's Brayden Williams competes during MBCA Invite

Just because summer has arrived doesn’t mean that high school basketball isn’t being played throughout the gyms of Minnesota. The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) season has been in full swing for some time and this weekend the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association will be hosting the MBCA Invite at East Ridge High School in Woodbury, Minnesota.
Stillwater, MNhometownsource.com

Joshua John MacDonald

Josh was welcomed into this world on June 27, 1981 and was received into God’s arms on June 10, 2021. He attended Stillwater schools, graduating in 2000. Josh was a talented athlete and his passion for soccer and basketball contributed to Stillwater Pony success and brought many wonderful memories. Josh continued to play and coach and passed on his love of sports and life with his sons, Avery and Ty. Josh will be greatly missed by his loving parents, Dee Henry-Boeck and step-father, Charlie and father, Brad MacDonald; caring brother, Brandon and his daughters, Olivia and Laney. Many special family and friends will also remember Josh for his kindness and beautiful smile and heart. Private services will be held. Memorials are preferred to the family.
Wisconsin StateHudson Star-Observer

Get to know New Richmond two-sport star Owen Covey

Ranked fifth in the state of Wisconsin for the class of 2021. Second at state junior amateur, qualified and played in the 119th Wisconsin State Amateur in 2020, High School golf state appearance as a sophomore, selected for the Ryder cup this summer (July 1-2 at Rush creek, 12 Wisconsin high school players battle 12 from Minnesota).
Hager City, WIthejournal-news.net

Norma L. Converse, 86

Norma Louise Converse, 86, of Hager City, WI, died on Friday, June 4, 2021, at Mayo Clinic Red Wing Health System in Red Wing, MN. Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 9, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Mahn Family Funeral Home in the Bodelson-Mahn Chapel in Red Wing, MN. An additional visitation will be held Thursday, June 10, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Svea Lutheran Church in Hager City, WI. Funeral services will follow, beginning at 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Dean Lundgren officiating.
Amery, WItheameryfreepress.com

Amery memories of Badgers Head Coach John Powless

John Powless, men's basketball head coach at the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1969 to 1976, died at his Madison home on May 20. He was 88 years old. Powless is remembered in the Amery area as head coach of the Badgers when former Warrior star Al Rudd played for him during the 1975-76 and 1977-78 seasons. It seems like yesterday that Rudd scored 28 against Michigan as a freshman starter for the Badgers.
Mahtomedi, MNpresspubs.com

Fox injured, will miss year before joining Gophers

Spectacular dunks are one of the main reasons Parker Fox was able to earn a shot at Big Ten basketball after an All-American season in Division II. Unfortunately, it was also a dunk that will cost the Mahtomedi graduate a year on the sidelines before he starts his two-year tenure with the Minnesota Gophers.
Menomonie, WIWEAU-TV 13

Male suspect exposes himself in Menomonie

MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) - Menomonie Police Department is seeking information after they received a report of a male suspect exposing themselves to a juvenile on Wednesday. Police say the juvenile reported the male suspect as being in their late 20s with dark wavy hair in a bun. They were wearing an oversized green t-shirt and basketball shorts. The incident took place on the Lake Menomin loop bike trail.
Osceola, WIosceolasun.com

Eugene K. Crandall Jr., May 26, 2021, issue

On May 21, 2021, Eugene K. Crandall Jr. died at Regions in Saint Paul, Minn., after a long ongoing battle with multiple complications and infections from a stroke. He was 67. He loved the retired life. He would spend his days sitting outside with the animals, watching the birds, and singing along to his 70’s music. He would sing on a daily basis “In heaven there is no beer, that’s why I drink it here..”
Hudson, WIhometownsource.com

Boys golf: Ponies finish third in SEC standings

HUDSON, Wis. — Despite some struggles in the finale, the Stillwater boys golf team hung on to third place in the Suburban East Conference standings after placing sixth in the conference tournament on Tuesday, May 18 at Troy Burne Golf Club. The Ponies entered the SEC Tournament, which doubles the...
Woodbury, MNMinnesota Spokesman-Recorder

West legacy continues

Sometimes when highlighting student athletes who are currently making their mark I refrain from mentioning their siblings or parents who preceded their success with outstanding prep careers of their own. But I could not resist when I realized that two former prep stars were carrying on their parent’s legacies at the collegiate level after starring in high school.
Mahtomedi, MNfox9.com

Gophers forward Parker Fox out 6-9 months after knee surgery

MINNEAPOLIS - University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Ben Johnson confirmed some tough news on Monday. Mahtomedi native and former Northern State star Parker Fox is out six to nine months after suffering an offseason knee injury that required surgery. That means Fox will be out for most, if not...