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10/18/2017 - 11:51am

“I’ve had a full life,” Cornell Deeny said in talking about his 99th birthday recently.

Born on a farm in Winneshiek County on September 27, 1918, Deeny said there really wasn’t much to do in Jackson Junction, the closest town to where he grew up. All they had there was a railroad, a post office, and a grain elevator. For him, though, that was never really a...

10/12/2017 - 9:33am
For the past several years, the City of Eagle Grove and the Community Development Corporation (CDC) have joined forces to either fix up or remove dilapidated and abandoned houses in the community. “The goal is to save salvageable properties rather than tearing them down,” said Mayor Sandy McGrath. The most recent success story of this...
10/12/2017 - 9:29am
The organizational meeting for the Eagle Grove Board of Education was held this past Monday at the district office, with director’s Jon Rowan and Erin Halverson given the oath of office for another term. Following that, both were re-elected to their positions as president and vice president, respectively. The Board again adopted Robert...
10/12/2017 - 9:27am
Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, is likely to be a day that five Eagle Grove area men will never forget. It’s the day that 130 Veterans and 15 staff members boarded the Brushy Creek Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. Dennis Matthews, a 1963 - 1966 Army Veteran who served in Vietnam; Joseph Holmberg, an Army Veteran from 1965 - 1967 who served in...
10/12/2017 - 9:23am
Last Monday morning, the world woke up to the news of the massacre in Las Vegas. Hearts were heavy as many wondered, “What is happening to our world?” It was tough for adults to process, let alone children who overheard the morning news or others talking about the tragedy. “Monday, the kids in my (class)room expressed concern...
10/05/2017 - 8:43am
Shortly before 1PM today, law enforcement authorities in Wright County were notified of a social media message that had been shared with a student at a local high school. The message threatened violence, but did not indicate a specific school. Law enforcement authorities made contact with school administrators, who chose to place their buildings...
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