There are several new changes regarding real estate taxes this year. Mary Fisher, Sibley County Treasurer, recently told County Commissioners that that one new change, is that if the property tax owed is $250 or less, the entire bill...
Managing the budget in tough economic times. Gaylord Mayor Doug Quast said that has been and will continue to be a challenge but City staff and council members "did a good job" in 2009. Quast, who is beginning his sixth...
The 125-years of the Minnesota Prairie Line will be celebrated by a Whistle Stop Tour along the line September 29 to October 1. This event, which is being sponsored by the Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Coalition, will celebrate the...
It’s becoming a holiday tradition. The Gaylord Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Lakeview Homes, is selling “love lights” for a community tree soon to be on display near the nursing home. Love lights can be purchased ($5.00...
Support and promote all activities. That is the goal of the Sibley East Wolverine Booster Club set to be in operation for the 2008-2009 school year. A Booster Club membership meeting is planned for Sunday, June 22nd (7:00 p.m.)...

Path of Destruction

A corn field near Shoreland Country Club in rural St. Peter was flattened Thursday by tornadoes that swept through Nicollet and Le Sueur Counties. An estimated 5,000 acres of corn and soybean fields were destroyed in the storm that...

Corn for Wildlife

The Pheasants Forever (Sibley County chapter) and the Gaylord Game Protective League organizations are again providing corn for people interested in feeding wildlife this winter. The corn bin will be open for the public on the first and...
The new Gaylord Area Aquatic Center project is expected to be under budget. Gaylord's City Council, last week, awarded contractor bids for new aquatic center. Contracts for construction total $2,056,167. Three area contractors were awarded portions of the project. Chard...
A City Council decision to reject a housing development proposal is being challenged by the developer. Earlier this month, Gaylord’s City Council said no to a revised plat proposal for the property directly west of the stormwater pond. Meadow Wood...
District Court Judge Thomas McCarthy, last month, ruled in favor of a Jordan development firm which contested the City’s decision to deny its request for a plat revision. Meadow Wood Builders, of Jordan, owns a 15-acre parcel of land...