Court battle for resource center starts Tuesday

With all Jackson County departments now moved into the 1962-built portion of the resource center building and asbestos abatement complete on the 1938-built portion, attention will return to the battle over the future of the former high school.After seeking and receiving a restraining order against any more movement toward demolition of the building, the Jackson Preservation Alliance must now convince […]

Out and About: Choices made

Last week I had the opportunity to attend a presentation at Southwest Star Concept High School given by a married couple jointly living with the consequences of unwise choices by one of the two, but living also with the choice of the other to carry through on a commitment made that has allowed the two to not only affect their […]

County Building Permits

Jackson County Building PermitsAs of Nov. 3, 2010Building OwnerBuilding Permit ForTownshipCost James CarstenGarageChristiania$20,000.00 Jon and Susan UntiedtMachine StorageSioux Valley  Alan SalzwedelResidentialW. Heron Lake$25,000.00 Michael and Christy RileyMiscellaneousAlba$7,000.00 Neal Von OhlenMachine StorageKimball$100,000.00 Keith JonesMachine StorageMinneota$20,000.00 Mark and Peggy EdlinMachine StorageMiddletown$80,000.00 Dennis RosinMachine StorageKimball  Kenneth and Marie PellGrain StoragePetersburg  William and Rhonda BrandtMiscellaneousSioux Valley$9,500.00 Quevli, Melius and DvorakResidentialChristiania$82,000.00 Arthur and Millicent SwansonMachine […]

Homemaker’s Choice: Pumpkin

Pumpkins aren’t just for Halloween or for pie. Pumpkin is really a giant orange squash. It is a little disheartening to me to think that the beloved pumpkin is a second cousin to zucchini, but it is. You certainly can cook up your own fresh pumpkin to make your pies for Thanksgiving, but once you have done that, it is […]

Thank you, commissioners. Now tear it down!

To the editor:Thank you to the county commissioners for the job they do and for subjecting themselves to the scrutiny of the public. I’ve heard numerous people ask, “Why would you ever want to run for public office?” The reason is a will to serve the people. I believe the county commissioners are doing just that. There have been countless […]

We should honor veterans every day

To the editor:Although Veterans Day has come and gone, let us remember those veterans each day. When you say a prayer at the Thanksgiving meal, say a prayer for the veteran and the current military folks out there. If World War II veterans had not come to the aid of their country, where would we be today? Likewise, the folks […]

Bill’s Bits: Football tagalong

Back in my grade school days in a one-room rural schoolhouse, I was not familiar with the game of football. Our games at school consisted of “Pum-Pum-Pull-a-Way” or “Prisoner’s Base” and “Ant-Ti-Over” and some softball. In the winter there were always snowball fights and building snow forts and sliding downhill on our new “Silver Streak Sled” with fast steel runners.But […]

Federated important to members, community

Built on the hopes and dreams of Jackson County farmers 75 years ago, Federated Rural Electric today stands tall and strong not only as a successful rural electrical cooperative, but also as a vital member of our community.In addition to offering member-owners countless benefits, Federated provides goods and services to members of our community, jobs for more than 25 of […]

Business Briefs – Nov. 25

Pamida Pharmacy givesA check for $100.98 from the Pamida Foundation was presented last week to Jackson County Central Superintendent Todd Meyer (left) on behalf of the district’s schools by local Pamida Pharmacy Manager Lance Edlin. The donation will be utilized to meet a future school supply need.Jackson Sports hosts two-day open houseJackson Sports will host a two-day open house event […]

Police Report – Nov. 15-21

Nov. 15Officers picked up a stray cat and impounded it at Jackson Vet Clinic.Officers received a report of the theft of laundry from the Laundromat valued at $200.Police performed a records check for Waite Park Police Department; a party living in Jackson was obtaining a permit to purchase a gun.Nov. 16An officer cited Daryl Guentzel, 56, from Eagle Lake for […]