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Turner County Christmas celebrations schedule of events

Viborg  Saturday Dec 3:  1 pm – 3 pm Jul Open House Saturday, Dec.3 Daneville Heritage Museum – visit the Christmas room, enjoy music by Bethany and Chance Erck, door prizes and goodies. Sunday Dec 4: 4:30 pm – 7 pm VCIS Parade of Homes at Our Saviors Parish...

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Angel Albums raffle winners announced

Helper Paige displays the record amount, $2,521, that was raised during this year’s Angel Album raffle (photo submitted) Renae Hansen | Writer Earlier this year, we brought you the story of Angel Albums, the group that provides beautiful scrapbook albums designed by...

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“A Kayla Christmas” returns for 21st year

Renae Hansen | Writer It’s been twenty-one years since Wakonda chorus teacher Sharyn Ostrem convinced high school senior Kayla Nielsen to do a Christmas concert.  Many years have passed and many things have changed since then, including Kayla’s last name from...

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Hometown Christmas coming to Centerville and Parker

Monique R. Hurtado | Staff writer Kick off the Christmas season with a little taste of home…hometown Christmas that is.  Centerville Hometown Christmas: Centerville has dedicated a whole weekend to Hometown Christmas Festivities beginning on Friday with an author...

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Character Counts at Viborg-Hurley Middle School

Students enjoy a round of mini golf Monique R. Hurtado | Staff Writer Positive character reaps fun rewards at Viborg-Hurley Middle School. Middle school students who model consistent positive character traits throughout each quarter throughout the school year will...

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The farmer took a “field” trip

Alan Astleford | Writer The year had been drier than normal and the farmer wanted to take a “Field Trip.”  He removed all of the harvest dust, entered the cab of his machine, and went out on a road.  He was not sure where he was going, but knew that his “big...

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Small Business Saturday in Centerville

Monique R. Hurtado | Staff Writer Once the tryptophan stupor has lifted and you are ready to walk off all the that pie, head down to Centerville for Small Business Saturday where you will be sure to find a gift for everyone on your list. Start the day off with a warm...

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Taking the “Leap” into fiber optics

Monique R. Hurtado | Staff Writer Living in the country is the dream, but the internet service, not so much. In 2016, Leap Communications decided to bridge the gap and bring high-speed internet to rural communities. Their goal is “to provide an ‘in-town’ internet...

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The third time’s the charm for Parker School Bond

Monique R. Hurtado | Staff Writer The third time was the charm for the Parker School Bond. On November 15, Parker residents took the polls and finally passed, with a resounding 65.7% of votes in favor of the controversial school bond. The Parker PTC was key to getting...

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First WHAM Banquet since covid

Charlie Eide is picking out his prize.(photo submitted) Monique R. Hurtado | Staff Writer This past Saturday, WHAM held Its first banquet since Covid. WHAM (Wildlife, Habitat, and More) is a nonprofit wildlife group based in Centerville which fights for the...

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Thankful you are out there

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor The people of Turner County are amazing.  One of my jobs is to read the stories that come into this office, and I am constantly amazed at the talents, ambitions, and skills possessed by all of you.  But I know that we have...

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Beautiful holiday bloomers

garden to go Donna Rumbaugh | Extension Master Gardener I looked over at my table by the window and low and behold there were beautiful blooms on my Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera) just in time for Thanksgiving.  Funny how that worked out isn’t it? ...

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Community rallying to help Oien family

Cody Oien smiles with his puppy from his hospital bed after sustaining injuries from his accident. (photo submitted) Riva Sharples| Staff Writer It’s the call no parent wants to get:  your child has been involved in a terrible accident.  When that call came...

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Viborg-Hurley School District receives school bus grants

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor The Viborg-Hurley School District has been selected to be the recipient of a grant from the Federal Government to purchase two new, electric buses. Under the Clean School Bus Program, the Biden administration has awarded $3,600,000 to...

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Northern Turner Christmas Store accepting applications

Monique R. Hurtado | Staff Writer Christmas is right around the corner and for those who may need a little help from Santa, the Northern Turner Christmas store is here to lend a helping hand.  The program is open to families who reside in Dalton, Marion, Monroe,...

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The Vote is in…election results

Monique R. Hurtado | Staff Writer Turner county reported 66.6% of registered voters made their voices heard at the polls on Election Day. That is twice the number of voters than the June primary election. Many residents reported seeing more people at the polls. Here...

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Irene-Wakonda Veterans Day program honors those who served

Levi Zavala, a 2015 I-W graduate who is now an Army Sergeant, was the keynote speaker for the I-W Veterans Day program last week (photo submitted) Riva Sharples | Staff Writer As always, it was a patriotic honoring of area veterans at the 2022 Veterans Day Program...

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Split decisions

Donna Rumbaugh | Managing Editor Election day is behind us once again and the people have spoken.  I voted at about 3 pm on election day and I was number four hundred and something at the Turner County courthouse.  One of my co-workers told me that they...

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