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DeBoer Celebrates 70 Years

New body shop open DeBoer Chevrolet has been one of the principal members of Edgerton’s business community for over 70 years. It has been an anchor and a picture of steady growth at the south end of Main Street through

Prins Family to Buy Into Drooger’s Food Center

In July, Mike Drooger, who owns the controlling interest in Drooger’s Food Center, announced that he was looking to sell his portion of the grocery store business. On Thursday, it was announced that a buyer had been found. Tadd Prins

Krosschell Retires After 48 Years at Chandler Feed

By Jill Fennema – Take a trip back in time. It’s 1971. A young man works at the controls of a feed mill. There’s one concrete grain silo. It holds about 10,000 bushels of corn. A farmer pulls into the

Wendy’s Flowers Celebrates 25 Years

By Jill Fennema – “Flowers are one of the few things we buy, bring home, watch die, and don’t ask for our money back,” so said American comedian George Carlin. For Wendy Mohlenkamp, flowers are a way of life. She

Farming the old fashioned way – Masselinks farm over a century

By Jill Fennema – We’re not collectors,” says Robert Masselink of rural Chandler. “We just don’t throw stuff away.” A walk around their farm along the Valley Road will confirm that fact. Bob and Esther live in the original farm

Celebrates 40 Years

By Jill Fennema – Craig and Trevor Fey have a lot of good memories of growing up around cars. When Craig was five years old his dad, Roger Fey, bought out the car dealership that was owned by his grandfather,

Festival of Fine Family Fun

The 9th Annual Rock River Pumpkin Festival was held last Saturday at Southwest MN Christian High School. Hundreds of volunteers helped make the day of fun a success. Students, faculty, and parents of the school work to coordinate the fall

A Sweet Harvest…

By Jill Fennema – While local row crop farmers are gearing up for the harvest season, other farmers are already picking their produce. That’s true for local grape growers, who by the time of this printing will be winding up

Buffer Strip Deadline Closing In

Farmers still looking for ways out of buffer strip requirements By Jill Fennema – The deadline for complying with the Minnesota Buffer Law is approaching. The deadline for public waters, which includes rivers and streams, is Nov. 1. Public waters

Van Essens to Purchase Cafe/Saloon

By Jill Fennema – Rod and Patti Van Essen are in the process of buying the Gray Wolf Saloon and Tally Ho Coffee from Bill and Jeanette Bleyenburg. The cafe and saloon businesses are located adjacent to one another on