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02/14/2018 - 3:50pm

Sarah Jensen, a 1994 graduate of Eagle Grove High School, first got involved with the Eagle Grove Chamber Board in May of 2004, serving as a representative of Wells Fargo Bank. She was originally just finishing someone else’s term, but when that was up, she agreed to stay for another two years...which quickly turned into 13 years. During that time, she also held the office of President,...

02/14/2018 - 3:44pm
Ten years ago, an amazing tradition came out of a terrible tragedy. A community came together to deal with the loss of a 14-year-old student...friend... Boy Scout...and an overall person of exemplar character - Aaron Eilerts. It was during a tornado at Little Sioux Boy Scout Ranch in June of 2008 that Aaron lost his life. Serving as a Scout leader...
02/14/2018 - 3:42pm
Twiins Shoppe has been a mainstay of the Eagle Grove community for decades. It was first built as Brian’s Hamburger and Malt Shop in 1971 (owned by Clarence Buhner), and then changed to Stro-Jo’s in 1976 when Maynard Dearch purchased it, and finally became the Twiins Shoppe that we all know and love when another owner with twin...
02/14/2018 - 3:21pm
New emergency radios and radio towers aren’t the only recent improvements for local emergency responders. By the time you read this article, 911 operators in the Wright County dispatch center will have started using the PowerPhone system for emergency calls. Over the last few weeks, they have gone through training on the system and completed...
02/07/2018 - 5:07pm
There were 56 students from the North Central Iowa Career Academy in Eagle Grove who got the chance, not to see their shadow, but be a shadow this past Groundhog’s Day, celebrated Friday, Feb. 2. Yes, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter, but nearly 50 area businesses in Eagle Grove and surrounding areas...
02/07/2018 - 4:42pm
On February 23, 2016, Rachel Lentz, a former student at Robert Blue Middle School in 2003, gave birth to two beautiful identical twin girls in Istanbul, Turkey. It was double the joy that quickly turned to great concern for one of them - baby Evangeline (Eva). Lentz said she had no idea that Eva would be born with End-Stage Renal Disease (the...
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