from the front page

Demolition of the grain elevators in the center of Appleton began this past week. The City of Appleton worked with Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway last year to facilitate the demolition of the elevators. The project is expected to take a few weeks. Veit from Rogers has been contracted for the demolition. Read More


LqPV School Board gets ball rolling on air handler replacement

by Lydia Rebehn

On the evening of Thursday, Jan. 26, the Lac qui Parle Valley School Board passed a resolution formalizing their intent to sell $13 million in bonds to fund the replacements of the air handlers at its middle/high school building.

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Dark house spear fishing: ‘hunting’ below the ice

by Tom Watson

At first glance upon entering Andrew Schmidt’s office at Farmers and Merchants Bank, you can’t help but notice the beautiful hunting trophy displayed on the wall behind his desk. It’s not your typical rack or head mount of a whitetail deer, or any land animal for that matter.

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Retiring after 34 1/2 years of service to the City of Appleton

by Leslie Ehrenberg

“It has been a retirement three years in the making,” said Inez Kashmark with a smile. As of January 31, Inez will be officially retired from her position as terminal agency coordinator (TAC) in the Appleton Police Department.

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Area sports and school Highlights

Eagle boys beat Vikings on the road, get stung at home

Lac qui Parle Valley boys basketball split a pair of Camden Conference games last week, beating Minneota on the road Monday before losing to Yellow Medicine East at home Thursday. The Eagles now sit at 4-10 overall and 4-7 in conference play.

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Lady Eagles breeze through two Camden Conference opponents

After a week of two high-level games, the Lac qui Parle Valley lady Eagles rolled through a pair of lesser opponents, beating Canby and Renville County West by a combined 56 points last week.

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LQPV Athlete of the Week

Athlete of the week is:

TJ Mitchell - Basketball

After setting the school record with 22 rebounds in a game the week prior, Mitchell averaged 11 boards in two games last week.

Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Appleton Area Health


from the archives

125 YEARS AGO – 1897
– Appleton Pop: 400

Miss Ella Johnson has resumed her clerkship at the Leader Department Store after several weeks’ vacation.

The W. R. C. will observe Washington’s birthday in a patriotic manner. A programme of entertainment is already being arranged.

An effort is being made to organize a Rathone Sisters Lodge here. This is an auxiliary to the K. of P. Lodge.

100 Years Ago – 1923
– Appleton Pop: 1,579

The old oaken bucket, as well as the town pump, were needed in Appleton last week when the city water supply failed for several days. Water could not be drawn from a deep well, the regular source of this city’s supply, because of repairs being made on the pump.

Rev. R. L. Strang went down to St. Paul Monday to attend the annual council of the Episcopal Church of the Diocese of Minnesota.

75 Years Ago
– 1948 – Appleton Pop: 1,877

Plans for a so-called county hospital in Benson have hit a new snag, strangely enough this time not of Appleton origin. This time it is a matter of $100,000 or so of federal aid that has just about disappeared from the realm of probability.

The music committee of the Appleton Methodist Church announces that a concert program on its new Wurlitzer organ will take place in the church sanctuary. Thursday W. Fredrickson, minister of music at the Hennepin Avenue Methodist Church, Minneapolis, and one of the outstanding oganists of the upper midwest, will be the featured soloist of the occasion. Read More


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