Living off the Land is one of several new electives offered at Winona Middle School thanks to the creativity and collaboration of the teaching staff. The class is all about exposing students to the abundance of possibilities for securing food from their own backyards and public land near the…

On Oct. 9, both Cochrane-Fountain City High School cross country varsity teams woke up early after homecoming festivities the night before and took the short drive to Arcadia for a 12-team meet. This time in the season often sees sporadic racing with some kids hitting the wall and others exc…

The Saint Mary’s University athletic department will be hosting the second annual Cardinal hockey Ice Breaker Day on Saturday, October 23. The free event will include activities for kids, yard games, adoptable puppies, and a pair of collegiate hockey games. 

The Warrior Game Day Experience is here. The 2021 football season continues through November 13. These game day events are free for the community with plenty to do, including giveaways, food trucks, and live music. 

Lauren Cowell, a school custodian at Winona Middle School, was recently awarded the Facilities Manager Certification from the Minnesota Educational Facilities Management Professionals Association (MASMS). 

Ashley Furniture Industries is celebrating National Manufacturing Day by providing tours to local middle school students for the fifth year in a row. National Manufacturing Day, which officially fell on October 1, is celebrated throughout the month of October by manufacturers across the country. 

The St. Matthew's Lutheran School co-ed cross country team took first place in the La Crosse Area Lutheran School league's race on October 4. Pictured from left are Coach Stacy Hill, Alex Brenengen, Mya Roellich, Alex Suffrins, Brayden Novakoski, Nathan Dobberstein, Stentin Roellich, and Owe…

The Cochrane-Fountain City (C-FC) Pirates football team lost to Augusta High School last Friday, 56-28. C-FC’s passing game kept the Pirates in it, with C-FC quarterback Austin Becker earning 161 yards and two touchdowns, and C-FC quarterback Austin Arnburg throwing for 118 yards and one tou…

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The Arcadia High School Class of 1951 held its 70th class reunion on September 25. Standing left to right are Ruth Schwertel Pronschinski, Leo Schank, Irene Moga Hermann, Patricia Kamla Kampa. Sitting left to right are Joe Rybarczyk, Joann Bambenek Ziegeweid, Anna Pronschinski Schmitt.

Middle and high school students in Winona County are invited to create and submit a piece of artwork that illustrates why they choose not to vape. It could be something they enjoy most in life or something that helps them if trying to quit (e.g. hobby, person, thing, future goal, etc.). Whil…

Several businesses collected brand-new school supply donations from community members in the month of August. School supplies are collected to give out to families in need and teachers throughout Winona County through the Ready Set School program. 

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The Cochrane-Fountain City (C-FC) High School Pirates cross country treams traveled to the Levis Mounds Nature Center where Alma Center Lincoln hosted a seven-team meet. It was their first time using this course. Although it wasn’t the easiest to see the runners frequently, the course played…

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The Cochrane-Fountain City (C-FC) High School varsity cross country teams traveled to the Twin Cities on Friday, September 24, to compete in one of the largest cross country meets in the US. There were 50 teams competing in the boy’s small school division, and the girls had 45 other teams to…

Students considering their higher education options can apply for admission to any of the 30 colleges and seven universities of Minnesota State without paying an undergraduate application fee for all or part of October as part of Minnesota State Week and College Knowledge Month promotions.

Winona State University (WSU) has earned recognition as a 2020 Tree Campus USA university for the sixth year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Winona State University (WSU) will host its 2021 Homecoming celebration Oct. 4-9, with the theme of “Home Sweet Home.” All members of the community are invited to join in and celebrate.

The Winona State University (WSU) football team traveled to the University of Mary (UMary) and ended up on the right side of a back-and-forth affair, 48-38 to claim their third win of the 2021 season. 

The Affinity Plus Foundation recently announced the 2021-2022 winners of the Affinity Plus Foundation Scholarship Program. This year, 36 student members from across the state of Minnesota were each awarded a $3,000 scholarship to use for their academics. This is an increase of more than $30,…

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Jazz at Saint Mary’s is planning a full season of performances for the 2021-22 academic year. On Friday, Dec. 10, the Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo 1 will present “Holiday Hits” at 7:30 p.m. in the Page Theatre. The concert will feature festive jazz favorites selected by the student musicians…

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Cochrane-Fountain City School Board member Larry Cyrus has been recognized by the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) for their commitment to professional development.

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In front of family and friends in McCown Gymnasium, the number 10 Winona State University (WSU) volleyball team made short work of the Minnesota State University (MSU) Moorhead Dragons, claiming their first conference victory with a 3-0 (25-8, 25-14, 25-16) scoreline. 

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Reanne Weil scored her first goal as a Warrior on Sunday, and her strike late in the first half delivered Winona State Univity (WSU) (2-2, 1-1 conference) a home win over Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) to close out Family Weekend. 

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A heavyweight fight between two NCAA Division II football contenders was on tap for over 4,000 fans at Winona State University (WSU) on Saturday, as the unbeaten Warriors hosted the number 13 University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Bulldogs at Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium on Saturday. 

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The Saint Mary's University (SMU) women's soccer team entered Saturday's Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) game against the College of Saint Benedict (CSB) sporting a season-opening six-game winning streak — and the Cardinals had yet to allow a single goal.

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Senior Joshua Woodward (66) tackles a Wabasha-Kellogg High School player, while seniors Ryan Hesch (23) and Tate Gilbertson (1) come to assist, along with sophomore Brett Biesanz (fourth from left). The Cotter Ramblers football team won their homecoming game against Wabasha-Kellogg, 33-12, a…

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Winona State University (WSU) has been recognized as the number one public school in the Sstate of Minnesota, according to U.S. News and World Report’s 2022 rankings. WSU shares the top slot with University of Minnesota - Duluth (UMD).  

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Winona State University (WSU) has been ranked among the “Best in the Midwest” for the 18th consecutive year by The Princeton Review in its 2022 Best Colleges: Region by Region listing.

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Winona State University (WSU) President Scott Olson will be a guest DJ for KQAL 89.5 FM on Wednesday, October 13 from 4-6 p.m. To listen online visit www.kqal.org  

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Dr. Melanie Brooks, director of bands at Winona State University (WSU), was recently awarded The American Prize in Conducting in the professional band/wind ensemble division for 2021. Brooks was selected from applicants across the United States. 

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The Redeemer Lutheran Church of Winona Day Camp, Live the Victory, was a great success. Thirty-three kids had a great week this summer experiencing God’s grace, love, and guidance through hands-on Bible study, devotions, action songs like “I Just Wanna be a Sheep” with KZ on the ukulele and …

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The words “inspiration, imagination and creativity” have been key elements for every invention and innovation throughout the world. And just as important, is the information learned when a desired outcome is not achieved or if a concept fails. 

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Last year, 2020, marked 150 years of the Reads Landing Schoolhouse. Now, in 2021, it is time to celebrate the oldest existing brick schoolhouse in Minnesota. The newspaper reported the ideal location on a plateau overlooking the Mississippi River was chosen. To observe the occasion, there wi…