JCC girls third, boys fifth at home meet
The Jackson County Central girls’ cross country team finished third and the JCC boys were fifth at the Tri for Health/KKOJ Invitational Thursday at the Jackson Golf Club. Cora Pauling finished fourth in the varsity girls’ 5,000-meter race, covering the hilly course in 22 minutes, 33 seconds. Taylor Schultz finished 11th (24:33) and Lily Johnson was 18th (25:53). Also running for the Huskies were Erica Hanson (24th; 26:52), Astrid Olsen (27th; 27:43) and CJ Pauling (30th; 28:52).
Sheriff’s report 9-21-23
A deputy responded to a dog-at-large in Jackson. The deputy was able to identify who the owner was and return it. A deputy responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in Jackson. Sometime overnight, a 2021 Toyota Tacoma owned by New Fashion Pork was stolen. The matter remains under investigation.
New Ulm rallies past the Huskies
The New Ulm volleyball team won the final two sets Thursday night to beat Jackson County Central 3-2. Set scores were 18-25, 25-21, 13-25, 25-21 and 15-12. The loss is the fourth straight for the Huskies, who fall to 5-7 on the season. Emma Haren led the Huskies with 22...
Probate – Pomerenke
NOTICE AND ORDER OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR PROBATE OF WILL AND APPOINTMENT OF PERSONAL. It is Ordered and Notice is given that on October 9, 2023, at 1:00 p.m., a hearing will be held in this Court at 405 4th Street, Jackson, Minnesota, Minnesota, for the formal probate of an instrument purporting to be the Will of the Decedent dated, August 22, 1985, (“Will”), and for the appointment of Kevin Pomerenke, whose address is 7018 Crest Drive, Maple Grove, MN, 55311 as Personal Representative of the Estate of the Decedent in an UNSUPERVISED administration. Any objections to the petition must be filed with the Court prior to or raised at the hearing. If proper and if no objections are filed or raised, the Personal Representative will be appointed with full power to administer the Estate including the power to collect all assets, to pay all legal debts, claims, taxes and expenses, to sell real and personal property, and to do all necessary acts for the Estate.
Sleepy Eye Man Killed in Watonwan County Truck Collision; Another Critically Injured
Two semi-trucks collided in a fatal accident in Watonwan County. The accident happened at the intersection of Highway 30 and County Road 5, just east of Darfur. Dylan Robert Maas, 31, a truck driver from Sleepy Eye, died in the crash.
Local first responder up for major award
A local first responder is in the running to be named “First Responder of the Year.”. Ron Richards has been nominated for the First Responder of the Year Award for emergency medical services through Minnesota’s 100 Club-Protecting the Protectors. The First Responder of the Year Award was created...
Dickinson County community seeks solution for proposed wind turbine farm
A proposed wind turbine farm near the Iowa Great Lakes brings residents in Dickinson County together on Thursday, all looking for a reasonable solution.
Giants forfeit to the Huskies
For the second straight season, the Jackson County Central football team has received a forfeit. After Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial forfeited to the Huskies last season, LeSueur-Henderson is doing so this week. The Giants are 0-3 on the season, but were competitive in two of their games. L-H lost 35-26 to...
What message is sent with forfeits?
Is that the message being taught to high school football players?. Last season, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial forfeited its game against a far superior Jackson County Central football team. This week, LeSueur-Henderson did the same thing. Both teams put the blame on banged-up squads and an unwillingness to risk further injury.
Two Drivers Charged Following Personal Injury Crash in Sioux County
Ireton, IA (KICD) — Both drivers in a Sioux County accident in which an Emmet County teenager received minor injuries have been charged in connection with the mishap. The Sheriff’s department says 17 year old Danica Lundgren from Armstrong was Eastbound on highway 10 near Ireton shortly after midnight Sunday, when the pickup she was driving rearended a slow-moving vehicle ahead of her on the road. Lundgren was transported to the hospital in Hawarden with what were described as “minor” injuries. She was charged with following too close.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Estherville, IA
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Estherville.
Kid Fun Run to kick off CC meet
The inaugural Jackson County Central cross country Kid Fun Run will kick off the Huskies’ home meet today (Thursday) at the Jackson Golf Club. The fun run is open to all kids in fourth, fifth and sixth grades. No registration is required. The half-mile race begins at 4 p.m.
Estherville Police Concerned About Destructive Vandalism Incidents
(Estherville)--The Estherville Police Department is concerned about the number of vandalism incidents reported during homecoming week. According to a post on Facebook, the Estherville Police Department has received complaints of damage to property. Some of the complaints are about toilet paper. The other complaints are victims that are being harassed and damage done involving more than toilet paper.
Estherville PD speaks against destructive ‘homecoming fun’
The Estherville Police Department released a statement on Facebook speaking against destructive acts committed during homecoming celebration.
Huskies swept by Eagles
The Jackson County Central volleyball team was swept by Windom Tuesday night, losing by scores of 25-18, 25-23 and 25-20. The loss, which is the third straight, drops the Huskies to 5-6 overall and 0-3 in the West Division of the Big South Conference. Kylee Wenzel had 10 kills and...
Oktoberfest Celebrations Kick Off on September 30th in Iowa Great Lakes Area
The Iowa Great Lakes area is preparing for the upcoming Oktoberfest, planned for September 30th at the Preservation Plaza and Arnold's Park. The event will offer a blend of traditional celebrations and contemporary entertainment.
Bids forthcoming on $20 million city bond
The $20 million revenue bond put out to market by the city of Windom to fund a new medical office building at Windom Area Health is receiving bids. According to Todd Hagen, senior municipal advisor at Ehlhers, he expected three bids to come in before the weekend, but more are being sought and he does not believe the Windom City Council will have a successful bid to approve or reject at its council meeting this week.
Guest column: The community saved Maxine
Over the Sept. 8-10 weekend, our family experienced a pretty scary situation when Maxine Garber was missing for just short of 48 hours. It’s no secret the brain and memory are really complex things, and the conversation about caring for an aging family member while balancing the dignity and freedom that person has earned with the need for safety and security can be equally as complicated. Those conversations occur within lots of families and, of course, we’re one of those families. That weekend, we experienced one of the tougher parts of the aging process when Maxine went missing. But in the midst of that difficult weekend, it was apparent the community she has called home for nearly her entire life, and the community and surrounding area many members of the family still think of as home, stood by our family in a way that was pretty incredible, and we want to share our sincere thanks with so many people who made her safe return a reality.
Businesses raise funds to support fallen Algona police officer’s family
Support and well wishes have come from all over the state to aid the family of fallen Algona Police Officer Kevin Cram.
Wind turbines see blowback in the Iowa Great Lakes area
Some people who live in the Iowa Great Lakes region want new restrictions for wind energy development.