School buses could have reached the moon last year

Sibley East School buses could have reached the moon during the 2005-2006 school year. Sibley East's buses were driven 259,000 miles this past school...

Sibley East bask to school

Sibley East Public Schools is projecting a slight increase in enrollment when the school year begins next week. As of Aug. 28, 1,272 students...

School projects nearly complete

"We're excited and ready to go." Those were comments from Sibley East Superintendent John Langenbrunner at the Board of Education meeting Monday night. Most...

Trailblazer ridership continues to increase

Ridership is continuing to increase at Trailblazer Transit. At the Joint Powers Board meeting Thursday, Director Gary Ludwig reported that the total one-way rides...

105!

Lakeview Home's oldest resident, Elsie Luff, celebrated her 105th birthday Thursday, Aug. 17. Above, Luff was presented a Twins jersey from Gaylord Mayor Doug...

AEDs being placed in Sibley East Schools

If a student, a staff member, or a community resident would suffer a sudden cardiac arrest at Sibley East Schools, medical aid is now...

Principal happy with ACT results

Sibley East Senior High School Principal Jim Swanson said that he is "very happy" with his students' results on the ACT college entrance examination....

SE gridders can’t finish off GFW, lose in overtime

Sibley East’s football team couldn’t stop a late push by Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop on Friday. The Wolverine gridders, for the third straight year, fell to...

Fire Department lock boxes now available at City Hall

It could come in handy! For better access into buildings, Gaylord’s Fire Department is encouraging businesses to purchase a lock box. The...

“Built to take a beating”

Jesse Honl pulls on his gloves before practicing in his rugby wheel chair. In a few weeks, Honl will help team USA practice for...

Potential buyers of Lakeview Homes to be further evaluated

Following the negotiation committee’s recommendation, Gaylord’s City Council, on Wednesday, agreed to hire a firm to evaluate the potential buyers of Lakeview Homes. Three...

Lakeview Homes begins staff reductions

About six full-time equivalent employees will be reduced next month at the campuses of Gaylord Lakeview Homes (Lakeview Home, Oak Terrace, and Heritage House)....

Driver inattention is primary factor in Sibley County accidents

By simply paying attention when you drive, you can considerably decrease your chance of being in a crash. That appeared to be the primary...

Parsonage gets a new home

Tons of fun! Thein Moving Co. of Clara City put on a show for onlookers Thursday as it paraded the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church...

Sheriff’s radio tower to be replaced

After more than a year of discussion, the Sibley County Sheriff's Office will have a new radio tower. County Commissioners, last week, awarded a...

Commissioners table request to waive final plat application

County Commissioners, last week, did not take any action on a request to waive a final plat application for Seeboth Land Companies, New Ulm....

Bridge replacement under engineer’s estimate

The replacement of a Henderson Township bridge will cost slightly less than anticipated. Sibley County Commissioners, last week, awarded the Lange Bridge replacement project...

City sending care packages to troops

FOR THE TROOPS! City of Gaylord employee Lori Waltz began preparing packages Friday for a dozen area soldiers who are serving with the...

City Council OK’s seal coat project for a 25-block area

Plans for a street reconstruction project in Gaylord this year have been put on hold but the City Council is taking steps to...

City Administrator steps down as EDA Executive Director

Gaylord City Administrator Lonny Johnson announced Friday that he has decided to step down as the Executive Director of Gaylord’s Economic Development Authority (EDA)....

Council commits to new ambulance garage by 2008

City Council members, at last month’s meeting, pledged its commitment that the City will have a new ambulance garage by the year 2008. Ongoing...

Audit report shows City’s finances are in “excellent shape”

There appeared to be no concern about the City of Gaylord’s financial state last month as council members received an annual financial report. “The...

Hot & Steamy!

Maynard Ostermann (left) and Shannon Radoush pour in another crate of corn Monday at the Gaylord Game Protective League’s (GPL) annual sweet corn and...

Farm fresh produce

Farm fresh produce and more are for sale at Gaylord's Farmers Market. The Farmers Market is held Wednesdays from 3 - 6 p.m. in...

City Administrator’s review turns into a heated debate

A performance evaluation of Gaylord City Administrator Lonny Johnson escalated into a heated discussion among City officials last week. “Absolute pandemonium.” That is how Johnson...

Lakeview Homes has four prospective purchasers

Lakeview Home's Board of Directors, Monday night, asked the City of Gaylord to extend its deadline for two weeks - until August 15 -...

Consultant to release county road safety report

An independent consultant's study on the safety of Sibley County Roads will be the focus of a public hearing Monday at 7 p.m. in...

New voting machines will capture voter’s intent

The Sibley County Auditor's Office is sponsoring a Voter Outreach program at the Sibley County Fair in Arlington August 2-6. The AutoMARK and M100...

Keeping cool on the job

Students enrolled in the Minnesota Valley Action Council summer school program held a car wash Friday to benefit the Sibley County Food Shelf in...

Lumberjack show to be featured at EGGstravaganza

The "Olympics of the Forest" Lumberjack Show, from Hayward, WI will be featured at Gaylord's Eggstravaganza celebration, August 10-12. The lumberjack show, featuring underhand...

Picking the winners

The Miss Gaylord Royalty had a hand in selecting the winning tickets Saturday at the Gaylord Area Jaycees annual sweepstakes and street dance. Russ...

Seven file for School Board; County has three races

A race developed this past week for the Sibley East School Board. Seven candidates have now filed for three seats on the Board of...

Pool filtration system to be replaced

Health and safety funds will be used to replace the filtration system at the Sibley East Pool in Arlington next month. The Sibley East...

Rail Authority sets September deadline for right-of-way violations

The Minnesota Valley Regional Rail Authority recently set September deadlines for two Arlington property owners to vacate their use of the railroad right-of-way. The...

County can’t use vendor financing for section corner project

The County Board of Commissioners does not have statutory authority for vendor financing. That is the findings of Sibley County Attorney Dave Schauer, who...

Four changes approved for county’s zoning ordinance

Sibley County Commissioners, last week, approved four changes to the zoning ordinance. The change that created the greatest discussion at the County Board meeting...

Two hog research barns approved in Sibley, and Kelso Twps.

Two wean-to-finish hog barns, planned in Sibley and Kelso Townships, were granted permits by Sibley County Commissioners last week. High Point Farms, L.L.C. of...

County grants easement for farmer adjacent to Clear Lake Park

County Commissioners, last week, granted a 66 foot easement for a landowner adjacent to Clear Lake County Park in Severance Township. Bobby Fischer was...

Commissioners request clarification on grant for video equipment

Sibley County Commissioners, last week, decided to seek clarification about what would be included in a technology grant from the Arlington-Gaylord-Gibbon-Winthrop Cable Commission. Earlier...

Out with the old, in with the new

Construction is underway for the New Auburn Town Hall in New Auburn. Township residents, last spring, voted to proceed with construction of a new...