Bargfrede elected into hall of fame

Kent Bargfrede has done a lot for the local Pheasants Forever chapter and his years of hard work were rewarded with his induction into the inaugural Pheasants Forever Hall of Fame.Bargfrede, the secretary/treasurer of the local Pheasants Forever chapter, was one of only eight people selected for the state’s first ever hall of fame class, an honor that wasn’t taken […]

Benefit for Mark Reith is Sunday

In between two health tragedies, Mark Reith of Lakefield has been a consistent face within the walls of Jackson’s Pioneer Hi-Bred International seed conditioning plant, and now those coworkers are giving back with a benefit meal on Sunday.In late 1995, Reith spent 2.5 months in a hospital following a bad accident. He walked away with slight brain injuries and his […]

Piano concert to help fight malaria

An afternoon of music Sunday will reach well beyond the ears of listeners in the sanctuary at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. It will reach entire bodies of African children and help keep deadly mosquitoes away.The 1:30 p.m. piano concert by Melynda Tracey will raise money to purchase malaria nets as well as disaster response in Japan.Malaria is a disease caused […]

Lila Brust, 78

Lila Brust, of Heron Lake passed away on Tuesday, April 26 at Lakeview Assisted Living in Heron Lake. A funeral service will take place on April 30, at 11 a.m., at the Heron Lake United Methodist Church, with Pastor Daniel Brewer officiating. Burial will take place at Memorial Gardens in Worthington. The Osterberg-Hansen Funeral Home in Lakefield is handling the […]

Untiedt boys raise own cattle to show

Alex and Brody Untiedt have been raising show cattle for six years. In that time, they have listened and learned from their parents and friends, but as is often the case their experience has had a good influence on them too.”We raise corn, beans and hay and dairy steers here on our farm,” said Alex Untiedt. “But we show heifers. […]

Estimating farm machinery costs

Many factors play into custom rate decisions in individual situations. Factors might include field size, field conditions, hazards like rocks, availability, travel distance, trading work, ownership and operating costs, and other personal and business goals. ??Iowa State Extension recently posted their Custom Rate Survey information for 2011 (available at bit.ly/9Fw967). A custom rate survey, like a lot of other information, […]

Community supports Chandler Cafe

Instead of a mom and pop operation, the Chandler Caf is a mom and daughter operation. Mom in this case is Barb McLain and daughter is Laurie Rochlin. The Chandler Caf is a new venture for the mother-daughter duo as they have only been operating the caf for three weeks.”Mom and I have always talked about one day owning our […]