Luxemburg Parish Festival, June 25

The Church of St. Wendelin held their parish festival on Sunday, June 25. It was a beautiful, warm day for a festival, and it was a good crowd perhaps especially since the 2020 festival was canceled because of COVID-19. Staff photos by Anton Matua.

Discover ‘Missing Pieces’ at Stearns History Museum

Educator discusses lack of equity in St. Cloud’s History Annette Atkins will present “Missing Pieces” at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Stearns History Museum’s Breakfast Club. Atkins, who is the -Stearns County Historian Laureate, recently turned her 2020 walking tour into a presentation. She will highlight area stories about race, racism, and structural…

Check it Out! (August 2021)

What’s happening at the Eden Valley Area Library? We are wrapping up our Education Nation program in August. Although the temperatures have been hot, we’ve been having some cool sessions. It is all thanks to the generosity of Paynesville Lutheran Church and their Endowment Fund. With monies from their grant, we can offer great programs…

Entrants requested for the McLeod County Fair talent contest

Singers, musicians, comedians, and entertainers of every age are encouraged to put their talents before a live audience by taking part in the 41st annual talent contest at the McLeod County Fair Sunday, Aug. 22. Prizes are awarded to the top three winners in each category. This year only, both the first- and second-place winners…

Soup or Chili Feed, Sept. 11

A Soup or Chili Feed is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, at -Litchfield Opera House, 136 N. Marshall Ave., Litchfield. Food will be available from 5-6:30 p.m., entertainment takes place from 7-9 p.m. by a band called Group Decision. They are a 10-piece professional musician band. They play music from the ’40s to today: Swing,…

Stearns County 4-H Blue Ribbon Auction, July 31

Stearns County 4-H invites local businesses, supporters, and fairgoers to the 2021 Stearns County 4-H Blue Ribbon Livestock Auction. The Stearns County 4-H Blue Ribbon Auction will be held at the Stearns County Fairgrounds at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 31. This is a day and time change from previous years. 4-H youth from Stearns County…

Supper in the Park and Audrey’s Coffee Nook

The Kimball Area Historical Society will sponsor their Supper in the Park and exhibit from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Willow Creek Park Shelter. We will serve our hot roast beef sandwiches, baked beans, cole slaw, chips, cake, and beverages. Audrey’s Coffee Nook will have cinnamon rolls and beverages from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.…

Great Northern Theatre Company back on stage

There are many special things about the “Wizard of Oz” which is this year’s Great Northern Theatre Company’s summer production. The idea of leaving the mundane and the every-day behind to experience something colorful, creative, and fantastical might be one of its most enduring themes. Take Dorothy Gail and her posse as they journey to…

Forest City Livewires 4-H Club report

The Forest City Livewires meeting was called to order by Gabe Yanish at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 13. The roll call was “What is your pet’s name?” The secretary’s report was read and approved by the present members. The club discussed old business which consisted of road ditch cleanup, community pride, Threshers worklist, and searching…