Letter from the Superintendent

On June 10th, I faced one of the most challenging decisions of my time as superintendent; recommending the closure of the Wanamingo school site, which serves 200 students in grades …

Kenyon Fire Department Open House Saturday, June 22nd

The Kenyon Volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a couple fundraisers this summer to raise funds for a new tender truck. The cost for the new truck is anticipated to be just under $300,000. …

Team Work Makes the Dream Work

It is said that to get things done right, it takes a village. Nothing could show the truth in this saying better than what the little village of Wanamingo did 50 years ago. The town population …

Hauge Old Stone Church History

The Kenyon/Wanamingo area has such a lot of history surrounding it that I have decided to bring some of it to you, my readers. I hope you will enjoy some of the topics I choose to bring to light! One …
More Local News
June is national dairy month. So it is appropriate to consider this amazing food source, it’s health benefits, and the controversies and misunderstandings surrounding this food. Milk is a unique …
Monica can be a very sound sleeper. There have been many nights when Claudia climbed the stairs from her living space (basement) to Monica’s (first floor): Knock, knock, knock. “Monica, wake …
Over the course of my life my parents have always had a dog. And all of those dogs have had some sort of job that was either taught to them or they just naturally did. The dog we had when I was …
Obituaries
Marcella June Gaasedelen
Marcella June Gaasedelen, 78, of Kenyon, died Saturday, June 1, 2024 at her home. She was born on March 12, 1946 in Faribault the daughter of Theodore and Hilda (Shelstad) Helgeson. Marcie …
Linda Ann Bertram
Linda Ann Bertram, 76 of Wanamingo, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 4, 2024. Linda was born in St Paul, Minnesota to Edward and Margaret Axelson, and resided in Welch and Wanamingo. Linda …
Lowell Elwood Broin
Lowell Elwood Broin went to be with the Lord May 1, 2024. He was the son of Arthur and Edna (Flaten) Broin, born at home on October 31, 1938. He was baptized and confirmed at Holden Lutheran Church …
Craig Garet Grudem
Craig Garet Grudem, age 76, of Zumbrota, MN, a beloved husband, father, grandpa, brother, and friend was called to his heavenly home on Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Craig was born on August 19, 1947, …
Nathan John Avery
Nathan John Avery, 46, of Wanamingo, died Friday, March 29, 2024 at St. Marys Hospital as the result of a head injury. He was born December 2, 1977 in Owatonna, Minnesota the son of Mark and …
Community
As a primary care physician who often treats patients with heat-related illnesses, I know all too well how heat waves create spikes in hospitalizations and deaths related to “severe nonexertional hyperthermia,” or what most people call “heat stroke.” …
(BPT) - Gum disease. Nearly half of all U.S. adults over 30 years old (or nearly 65 million people) have it1. However, only 16% of adults 30+ (referred to as “consumers” throughout) …
(BPT) - Did you know we have less than 100 days to enjoy the summer season?Summertime is here! The season we all know and love — and one that tends to go by way too quickly. Let’s be sure …
Community
Kenyon Country Club, a beautiful sixty-four acre hidden gem. Founded in 1926, the grounds and clubhouse have continued to be revisited . It is alive more than ever, as the upcoming spring season …
Sponsored by the Park and Rec Dept., the Kenyon Farmer's Market returned to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church parking lot at 309 Forest street on May 23rd. It continues to be held on the first …
Greetings to District 3, I want to start with a big Thank you to all our Veterans and active military. Giving your life for your country is the ultimate sacrifice and I am so appreciative of all …
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Applying for FAFSA became more uncertain this year. Bold.org pulled together the latest tips for applying to set you up for success.
9 tips for applying for FAFSA as new, simplified form rolls out this year
Applying for FAFSA became more uncertain this year. Bold.org pulled together the latest tips for applying to set you up for success.
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What are family engagement liaisons, and why do fewer than half of US schools have one?
HeyTutor analyzed National Center for Education Statistics data to illustrate the importance of family engagement liaisons in the U.S.
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