Local quilts again entered in Shetek fundraiser

A special 25th anniversary of the Shetek Lutheran Ministries Quilt Auction Fundraiser will be celebrated on June 25 north of Slayton, and a handful of local quilts will be among those sold to raise support.Quilters at Our Savior’s and Salem Lutheran churches are continuing their long-standing tradition of participating in the event that ensures no child is turned away from […]

Farmers & Merchants capping a century

The first century of the Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Alpha will conclude in the exact spot it began the corner doorway of the Main Street Alpha bank.For it was there on that day back in 1911 where the bank’s 22-year-old founder and president, Frank W. Striemer, welcomed his first customer, and it will be there on Saturday, June […]

City of Jackson – Planning Commission – Public Notice Appeal for a Variance

Notice is hereby given that on Monday, the 11th day of July, 2011, commencing at the hour of 5:15 P.M. in the Jackson City Hall, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the variance application of Joyce Matasovsky of 15117 War Eagle Blvd., Spirit Lake, IA. If approved, this variance will allow Ms. Matasovsky to locate a 12 […]

Proceedings of the County Board – Special Session – May 31, 2011

The County Board of Jackson County met in special session in the Courthouse in the City of Jackson on May 31, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. The following members were present: Kim Hummel, Roger Ringkob, David Henkels, William Tusa and Rosemary Schultz, Commissioners; County Coordinator Janice Fransen, and Human Resources Technician, Trish Schulz.Motion was made by Commissioner Tusa and seconded by […]

Proceedings of the County Board – May 24, 2011

This document constitutes a summary of the Proceedings of the Jackson County Board of Commissioners’ May 24, 2011 meeting. The full text of these proceedings is available for public inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the County Coordinator, Jackson County Court House, 405 Fifth Street, in the City of Jackson, Minnesota.The County Board of Jackson County met […]

Rivaly race takes place at speedway

Racing action at the Jackson Speedway Saturday featured the second installment of the Southern Minnesota Auto Racing Team series between the sprint cars classes of the Jackson Speedway and Redwood Falls Speedway. Even though the skies were threatening, the evening’s races, sponsored by the State Bank of Fairmont provided another evening of great racing action at the historic half-mile. A […]

Johnson excels in triathlon

Jackson’s Jeff Johnson entered the Escape from Alcatraz triathlon in California with the hope of finishing in the top half of the 2,000-person field. Johnson did that and much more, finishing 348th overall and 59th in his age group with a time of two hours, 50 minutes.The grueling triathlon started with a 1.5-mile swim in 54-degree water and then included […]

SMBS Board: June 9 minutes

Southwest Minnesota Broadband Services (SMBS)Board MinutesJune 9, 2011Board Members Present: Alternate Board Members:Bingham Lake Darren Kalvig Bingham Lake Carol GoemanHeron Lake John Hay Heron Lake Jackson Jackson Pat ChristophersonLakefield Darrell Nissen Lakefield Joe SherackRound Lake Keith Stubbe Round Lake Doug KnuthOthers Present: Dan Olsen, Curt Egeland, Derek Nelson, Justin Lessman, Brian Estrem1. Open Meeting2. Review and Approve Board Minutes of […]

SMBS Board: June 23 agenda

SMBS Board Meeting AgendaJune 23th, 20116:00 pmSMBS Operations Center1. Open Meeting2. Review and Approve Board Minutes 6/9/20113. Approve Payables4. Marketing Discussiona. Review Marketing Collateral and approveb. Marketing Door-to-Door Planningc. Set Date for Groundbreaking5. Operational Updatea. Management Contract for GMb. PO Box and Credit Card informationc. List of required office equipmentd. Staffing Discussion6. South Dakota Networksa. Approve Letter of Intentb. Contract […]

County to try reversing courthouse traffic

A reversal of the one-way flow of traffic around the Jackson County Courthouse on Ashley and Fifth streets in Jackson would make access to the government center more intuitive and on-street parking for the courthouse more practical.Commissioners updated their previously approved parking plan last week and will now seek an OK from the city of Jackson to paint the lines.For […]