Sibley East exceeds state average in most MCA exam categories

The percentage of Sibley East students found to be proficient in reading and math, based on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment II (MCA II) state...

Audit shows City of Gaylord is “stable”

The financial health of Gaylord is pretty stable according to City Administrator Kevin McCann. During the June 16 city council meeting, the council reviewed...

Adding fuel to the fire!

Gaylord Bloodmobile exceeds goal

More than 20 walk-in donors helped Gaylord's bloodmobile exceed its goal Thursday. One hundred eleven pints were collected, which was 21 above the 90...

Wind, rain, fire all part of weekend storms

Sibley County, for the second consecutive week, braced for severe weather and this time many residents were forced to cleanup following the storms. Winthrop...

Green Isle firm awarded bid for new transit facility

Vos Construction, Inc. of Green Isle has been awarded the bid for construction of the new Trailblazer Transit facility in Glencoe. The award, made...

County will use FEMA funds for stream bank restoration

Sibley County will likely be able to tap into federal emergency management funds for stream bank restoration at Rush River County Park. Darin Mielke,...

Office addition dedicated at Sibley County Museum

The Sibley County Historical Society (SCHS) was formed in 1940, with 24 charter members. The purpose of the organization is to discover, preserve and...

County decreases value of Faxon Township parcels

Property values were decreased for John Cauley of Faxon Township, at the recent Sibley County Board of Appeal and Equalization meeting. County Assessor Cal...

State to hold back $2.1 million from Sibley East in 2010-2011

Major financial concerns are part of the proposed 2010-2011 Sibley East School District budget. The proposed 2010-2011 budget, approved by the Sibley East Board...

Filing opens August 3 for Sibley East School Board

Three, four-year terms and one, two-year term on the Sibley East Board of Education will be filled at the general election Nov. 2. The...

Read Across Gaylord

EDA fields estimate to develop industrial park lot

It could cost up to $335,325 to prepare a vacant lot in Gaylord's industrial park for development. That was the cost estimate provided to...

EDA moves forward with loan program changes

Gaylord's Economic Development Authority, last week, moved forward with revisions to the Gaylord Housing Down Payment Assistance Program. The program would provide a loan...

Fundraiser to help SE grad with mission work

It was a trip that opened their eyes and hearts even more to God's love and presence. Nine community members from Arlington and Gaylord...

Former area resident dies in van-RV collision Sunday

A New Ulm woman, formerly of rural Gaylord, became the first traffic fatality in Sibley County in 2010. Jeanne M. Swenson, 73, of New...

Personnel actions focus of Human Services meeting

Personnel actions were the main focus of Sibley County's Human Services meeting June 15. Mary Lastine, financial worker, resigned effective Aug. 29, 2010. Lastine...

All SE sixth graders will attend Gaylord campus this fall

All Sibley East Sixth Graders will attend school at the Gaylord campus this fall. The Board of Education approved the change at its meeting...

School lunch meal prices will increase for 2010-2011

Meal prices for school lunches will increase by 10¢ each for the 2010-2011 school year. Sibley East's Board of Education, Monday night, approved the...

SE will not receive payment from City of Arlington for pool operations

Sibley East's School District will not receive any payment from the City of Arlington this year for swimming pool operations. Superintendent Stephen Jones said...

Sibley East terminates contract with ECFE teacher

Sibley East's Board of Education, Monday, approved a resolution for the termination and non-renewal of a contract for Jane Steinborn, a probation Early Childhood...

Opening day!

Eggstravaganza event needs financial boost

The Eggstravaganza committee is gearing up for another annual celebration. As it starts finalizing details and reviewing budgets, it has come to the group’s...

Take time for screenings, advises Relay for Life co-chair

Pat Anderly of rural Henderson and Marie Main of Gaylord have been selected as honorary chairpersons for Sibley County's Relay for Life. The Relay...

Relay for Life event is Friday in Gaylord park

There are many activities planned for the 15th Annual Sibley County Relay for Life event on June 18-19 at the Gaylord City Park. The...

Committee begins reviewing City of Gaylord’s Charter

For the first time in nearly four decades, the Charter of the City of Gaylord will be reviewed for possible revisions and/or updates. In...

Tire, appliance, and electronics collection is Thursday, June 24

Sibley County will host its annual tire, appliance, and electronics collection Thursday, June 24 at the Sibley County Fairgrounds in Arlington. The collection will...

Upgrades to begin for Minnesota Prairie Line

Rehabilitation of the Minnesota Prairie Line will soon be underway. Kanza, the contractor, has set up shop at Mid-County in Arlington. Ballast has been...

Gail Armstrong retiring after 37 years with school district

The 190 part-time and full-time employees of the Sibley East School District can all say that they know Gail Armstrong. Armstrong, 60, is retiring...

Street project –

Sheriff’s Dept. providing on-call coverage for City of Gaylord

A short-staffed police department has prompted the City of Gaylord to contract with the Sibley County’s Sheriff’s Department to help with law enforcement services....

Boon named Gaylord’s interim police chief

For the second year in-a-row, Gaylord police officer Eric Boon has been named the City’s interim police chief. Council members, last week, approved the...

Youth sway vote on tobacco policy

After nixing a similar proposal two months ago, the City of Gaylord has joined a growing list of cities and counties who have adopted...

It’s “one step at a time” for the Prairie Line Trail

Sibley County’s efforts to develop Prairie Line Trail, a county-wide trail system, will get done “one little step at a time,” Tim Dolan, County...

County to pay for half of fiber optic feasibility study

Sibley County Commissioners approved, on Tuesday, paying up to $40,000 to help fund a feasibility study for Fiber to the Home (FTTH) project. The...

Free summer meals to be available from Sibley East

Children will have the opportunity to have free nutritional breakfasts and lunches this summer, in a new program offered at Sibley East Public Schools....

Summer tours offered at Sibley East campuses

Community residents are invited to tour the Gaylord and Arlington school buildings. Tours of both campuses are being offered Wednesday nights in June and...

Gaylord’s Summer Recreation teams start on Monday

The City of Gaylord’s Summer Recreation baseball and softball program will kick off with practices on Monday, June 14th. City of Gaylord officials announced...

Memorial Day

City Council updated on plans for trail

Margi Swenson of the Gaylord Trail Committee updated council members earlier this month about the trail committee’s plans to continue a trail along...