Category Archives: Featured Post

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

Thanks Folks!

The Edgerton Chamber of Commerce hosted an appreciation supper last Wednesday evening. The weather was beautiful and about 800 people came out for hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, beans, chips, and ice cream. The event was hosted by the local business

Back-to-School Bus Safety!

By this time next week, all of the local schools will be back in session and buses will be running on schedule again. Please take note of the bus safety rules established by the schools to keep our kids safe.

Council Busy With Routine Business

By Jill Fennema – Recent improvements at Rock River Park are the new sign and also the addition of Frisbee Golf. The Frisbees are available to rent or buy at the C-Store. You can also purchase them at M&H Hardware

Chamber Hosts Crazy Days

Last week Wednesday, the 3rd annual Beautiful Baby Contest was held on Edgerton’s Main Street, in conjunction with Crazy Days and hours of family fun. A total of $933 was raised for the swimming pool. There was also a lot

Bolkema Recalls Service in WWII

By Jill Fennema – Kenneth Bolkema was born July 29, 1925, near Archer, Iowa, to John and Winnie (De Boer) Bolkema.  He was the 4th of 8 children. The family moved around a lot, but eventually settled near Rock Valley,

68th Annual Dutch Festival Another Hot Hit

The 68th Annual Dutch Festival was once again well received and well attended. Temperatures in the upper 90’s did keep some events from being enjoyed to their fullest, but the pool and inflatable slides and bounce houses were extremely popular

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

Local Athletes Head to State

Good luck at State to the E/SWC softball team going to the state tournament, Sommer Schaap competing at the state track meet, and the SWC trap team going to the state trap competition!