Bluff Country Reader

AL BATT/BLUFF COUNTRY READER A dark-eyed junco (oftentimes called a snowbird) signifies winter is ready to come and the first snowfall is not far off. When summer is here, the birds nest in mountain regions or farther north.

AL BATT/BLUFF COUNTRY READER White-throated sparrows can have two different plumage variations – tan-striped or white-striped. When searching for a mate, the sparrows almost always pair with their opposite color.
10/21/2019 - 1:20pm
A large flock of blackbirds moved through the air as though each bird shared a brain and gravity was a law that didn't apply to them. White-throated sparrows whistled up memories of past falls. Spiderwebs were numerous, welcoming flying insect...

Chatfield News

SUBMITTED PHOTO Chatfield Mayor Russ Smith presents Chatfield tourist center volunteer Betty Lou Balcome, 92, with a “Remarkable Citizen Award” for her service.
10/22/2019 - 3:06pm
Budget discussion garnered quite a lot of the time spent during the Oct. 14 Chatfield City Council meeting, as residents had submitted to councilors their complaints about the 8.47 percent preliminary property tax levy increase, calling councilors...

News Leader

PHOTO COURTESY OF HARMONY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Members of the Harmony Area Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony at Bee Balm, a new consignment store on Harmony’s Main Street. The store opened Oct. 3 and held its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 19, during the community’s Haunted Harmony celebration. In front, from left, are Chamber Director Melissa Vander Plas, owners Becky and Shaun Hoff, Bridget Case, Carol Beastrom and Ralph Beastrom. In back are Larry Tammel, Jim Simpson, Toni Hanson, Chris Giesen, Steve Donney, Kerry Kingsley, Lisa Miller and Cindy Ofstedal.
10/23/2019 - 1:32pm

Spring Grove Herald

Isaac Griffin reaches back for the first of his two interceptions against Southland – this one in the Spring Grove end zone. Photo by Cheryl Patterson
10/23/2019 - 1:00pm
Spring Grove finally put four quality quarters together on the same night, according to offensive coordinator Kody Moore. It took that consistency plus solid production in all three phases of football for the Lions to subdue state-ranked No. 7...

Spring Valley Tribune

CHRISTINE VREEMAN/SPRING VALLEY TRIBUNE Homecoming royalty keep their capes on for warmth during the Homecoming parade Wednesday afternoon. From left, are Queen Caitlin Miner, crown bearers Ellas Musel and Carson Sather, and King Lucas Howard.
10/22/2019 - 1:44pm

Tri-County Record

In their 30th collaboration, Prairie Fire Children’s Theatre and RASA presented two performances of “Cinderella” last Friday and Saturday at the R-P auditorium. Pictured above: Cinderella’s stepsisters, Betty and the Chicks, and Dinah the Cat all go wild when famous rock stars Mikey and the Mistakes come to town.
10/23/2019 - 2:27pm


SUBMITTED PHOTO LARP runner Lauren Honken earned a place on the all-three rivers conference team.
10/23/2019 - 1:40pm
Four boys and three girls from the Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson (LARP) cross country teams earned all-conference honors at last week’s Three Rivers Conference (TRC) meet in Plainview. To be named to the all-conference team, runners had to place...