from the front page

After a really wet spring delayed planting, area crops have struggled with dry, hot conditions. Brady Wersinger, West-Con agronomist, noted despite these challenges crops are only about two weeks behind normal. Read More


LqPV School Board votes to release two teachers from contract

by Lydia Rebehn

After declining to take any action on the matter at their June meeting, the Lac qui Parle Valley School Board voted on July 25 to release teacher Ainsley Anderson from her teaching contract for the 2022-23 school year.

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New student dress code for 2022-23 school year

by Lydia Rebehn

At their monthly meeting on Monday, July 25, the Lac qui Parle Valley School Board approved the high school student handbook for the 2022-23 school year. Included in the new handbook was an updated student dress and grooming code for students.

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2023 ditch redetermination process outlined for Swift County’s landowners

by Reed Anfinson

Wednesday morning, July 20, Swift County landowners gathered at Track Bar & Grill in Benson to get briefed on the ditch redetermination of benefits process that will get underway earlier in 2023.

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Area sports and school Highlights

Madison VFW knocks rivals out of playoffs before getting bounced

Madison VFW picked up a big win knocking off Dawson Tuesday night before getting eliminated by Minneota on Friday in the Jr. Legion baseball playoffs last week. Madison finished the season with a 6-11 record after going 2-2 in the playoffs.

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Appleton Men’s Golf League results

League results for the Men’s League at the Appleton Golf Course are as follows (second half, through week two of eight): Craig Strand and Dustin Running - 12 points

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from the archives of The Appleton Press

125 YEARS AGO – 1897

A few cases of the whooping cough are reported in the village.

The Syndicate Hotel is closed, awaiting the arrival of its new owner from Cresco, Iowa.

A flour mill running at full capacity night and day is a stimulus to business that few towns can boast of. Yet by the grace of the W. J. Jennison Co., Appleton is thus favored and we should stop occasionally and appreciate the advantage of having such a wide-awake enterprising corporation in the village. Read More


Letter to editor:

Subject: City Council Conduct and Re-writing City Ordinances

On the Appleton City Council agenda that came out just a few days before the July 20, meeting, I was alarmed that on the “Consent Agenda” (meaning quickly passed without much examination), these two items were placed: “Authorize city administrator to begin the process of amending the following City of Appleton Ordinances (which included the police, fire, sewer, water, alcohol, parking), and “Authorize city administrator to begin the process of dissolving the following City of Appleton ordinances (library, airport, cemetery, emergency management and planning board).

Having been the prior city attorney of Appleton for years, I had some important questions for our mayor, council and administrator. Presumably this wholesale re-writing of ordinances that Appleton has used for decades would not be done solely by our relatively new administrator, Willie Morales, but with the help of one of the three law firms he has convinced our council to hire. This could lead to substantial taxpayer funds paid to that law firm. Why? What are the alleged deficiencies of the current ordinances that would justify this expense? Read More – Page 3

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