Society news: Feb. 22

Duplicate Bridge

Tournament results for Jan. 11 with five tables played: First place, Dave Ring and Orrion Roisen; second place, Jim Fisher and Bud Higgins; Third place, Warren Behrends and Eunice Michaelis; Fourth place, Loren Cleland and Arnie Lang.

Duplicate Bridge is played at noon each Wednesday at the Mower County Senior Center in Austin. All Bridge players are welcome. Call Dave Ring at 507-434-4189.

 Brownsdale Study Club

We met with Joyce on Jan. 21 for the Brownsdale Study Club. Beryl opened the meeting with the reading of the collect. Secretary and treasurer’s reports were read and approved. Roll call answered with discussion of resolutions. Eleven members were present. There was no old business or new business discussed.

Sarah made motion to adjourn. Leone seconded.

Hazel gave the main topic of patriotism by showing love of our country. What our flag stands for: It shows a tribute to freedom. Why have a flag: To represent our country. What Uncle Sam stands for and the legend of Betsy Ross.

An outside reading by Mary Star. It outlasted the other contenders to become our National Anthem. Francis Scott Key wrote the “Start Spangled Banner” behind enemy lines in 1812. America’s tallest flagpole is 400 feet high and located at an insurance company in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

 Y’s Women

Y’s Women met Feb. 12, at the Hormel Historic Home. Members enjoyed a most delightful program given by Mary Nordeng on quilting. She showed many beautiful quilts that she designed and made.

Carol Lembrick conducted the business meeting with reports by Sue Apold and Anita Ulwelling.  Information on coming events at the Hormel Home was given.

Dessert was served by the hostesses Donna Maas and Dee Witt.

The next meeting will be at 2 p.m. March 12, at the Hormel Home.

Mower County

APS board approves sanctioning boys volleyball

Education

Austin Seniors receive Horatio Alger Scholarships

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Man sentenced to over eight years for criminal sexual conduct with a child

Grand Meadow

2 injured in Saturday afternoon crash

Mower County

Courtney’s bench: Family and friends honor loved one lost in hope to raise awareness for mental illness

Mower County

Summerset Theatre opens Season 56 with the musical ‘Annie’

Adams

Adams Dairy Days celebrating 50th

Mower County

Gabby Weiss passes away, legacy will continue on the baseball diamond

Mower County

New sculpture is giving visitors another destination stop in Austin

Crime, Courts & Emergencies

Convictions: May 27-June 3

Mower County

In Your Community: Duplicate Bridge

Mower County

In Your Community: Mower County Senior Center

Education

Education Briefs

Education

Pacelli Honor Roll

News

US hiring and wage growth picked up last month in sign of sustained economic health

News

Many Americans are still shying away from EVs despite Biden’s push, an AP-NORC/EPIC poll finds

News

After 41 years, Pat Sajak makes his final spin as host of ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Mower County

Several file for local offices

Agriculture

Minnesota ID‘s first case of avian influenza in a dairy herd

News

D-Day anniversary haunted by dwindling number of veterans and shadowed by Europe’s new war

Mower County

Shawn Tweten steps up to challenge Finstad in primary

News

Well, hello!: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ opens CST’s seventh year

News

Appeals court halts Trump’s Georgia case during appeal of order allowing Willis to stay on case

Mower County

Institute scientist Hilakivi-Clarke receives grant to study possible benefits of organic, pasture-raised beef