Category Archives: Community News

Legion Hosts Flag Burning Ceremony

For the past couple of months, the local American Legion members have been collecting worn out flags from local residents. On Friday, July 14, they held a special flag burning ceremony at the Edgerton City Park, during the Dutch Festival.

Business of the Week: Hawes Construction

Hawes Construction has been operating in Edgerton for about two years. Owner Austin Hawes and his brother Jason started operating on their own in the fall of 2015. They mostly keep busy with carpentry projects and pouring concrete. They also

The First Dutch Festival

Before World War II, Edgerton celebrated a Harvest Festival annually, as did many of the communities in the area. The war brought an end to some of these festivals and Edgerton did not have such a celebration for several years.

FFA Officers Attend Retreat

By Luke Veldhuizen – From June 26 to 28, the Edgerton FFA officer team held their 1st Annual FFA Officer Retreat around Preston, Minn. The purpose of the retreat was to work on our chapter and personal goals for the

Sankey Retires From Colonial Funeral Chapel

Willard Sankey has been the manager of the Edgerton Colonial Funeral Chapel for the past 11 years. He has worked for the funeral chapel for over 24 years. This past month, he announced his retirement from that work. On May

Business of the Week: Bootsma Powersports and Curb Creations

This week’s Business of the Week is a two-part business owned by the same family.  Zac and Amber Bootsma of Edgerton own Bootsma Powersports and Curb Creations. Zac started Bootsma Powersports in 2014. He buys and sells ATV’s, motorcycles, boats,

Don Zylstra: “I Just Love Cars”

By Glenda Masselink – Visiting with Don Zylstra is like looking at historical pictures built with words. Don has had a lot of experiences in his life and loves to talk about them. He said, “I can’t write and I

Construction Season In Edgerton

Summer is here and construction season in Edgerton is well underway. There are four new houses under construction within the city limits of Edgerton. One of the houses has applied for property tax abatement under the Pipestone County Property Tax

Breakfast on the Farm

On Saturday, June 24, area residents are invited to experience farm life first hand. The Nobles County Farm Bureau, along with several commodity groups from Nobles County, is hosting a day on the farm at the Brad and Jeff Lynn

Daring to Dairy

Ben and Connie Post of rural Chandler have been dairy farmers for 25 years, but Ben was born into the dairy business. He is a 3rd generation farmer, the oldest son of Frank and Arlene Post. Frank and his brother