In age when even megamalls are dying, what does a small town do in order to survive? It fights back with the best weapons it can muster – it’s spirit and uniqueness and warmth.
Ginger Fortescue passed away last week at Valley Vue. Ginger is my second cousin and has been at numerous family events since I was a young child. Someone like Ginger doesn’t come around often enough. Her care for the kids of Armstrong was second to none.
As I told you in my last week’s column, I would share one more Christmas picture with you before I move into the cold and wintry months ahead. When I discovered the picture I selected to use this week, I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. What could be more special than Santa and little children!
Baseball and Bancroft are two words that commonly are used in the same sentence. And both words were influential in the life of late John Murray.
When Steve Underwood started taking inventory at Ringsted Home Improvement Center the day after Christmas, he planned on finishing it on time to reopen the store Monday, Jan. 6. Then thieves changed his plans.
Area dancers from Just For Kix in Emmetsburg had the opportunity to dance at the pregame and halftime shows for the Outback Bowl in Tampa Florida on January 1, 2020. The game was between the Auburn Tigers and the Minnesota Golden Gophers with Minnesota coming out on top, 31-24.

Armstrong Drug Bust

The Armstrong Police Department had help from Matt Reinke and Max. In the photo you can see Matt and Max sitting with the Methamphetamine that was recovered which led to two arrests in Armstrong.

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