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Over the river and through the woods PDF Print E-mail

OUT & ABOUTgaylevanvooren

By Gayle VanVooren, Mascot Editor

It is truly “over the river and through the woods” right here in Minneota now that the water and sewer project is in full swing.
One really has to think about where they are going with all of the roads blocked off right now.
I wasn’t thinking the other day, and wound up going through some alleys that I doubt I had ever been in before.
But I was certainly glad they were there or I would have been turning around in the middle of the street.

Window on the world PDF Print E-mail

From My Front Windowbyronhiggin

By Byron Higgin, Mascot Publisher

'I’ve had the same name for my column for, oh, about 40 years.
But this week I changed it.
“It’s been, “From My Backyard.”
Just this week I realized here in Minneota I don’t have a back yard — but boy do I have a front window.
As the construction crews moved into our area on Jefferson Street, “The Front Window” of the Mascot became an extremely important place.

Making memories PDF Print E-mail

gaylevanvoorenOUT & ABOUT

By Gayle VanVooren, Mascot Editor

One of the highlights of my summer is having the grandchildren come to stay.
That opportunity came a few weeks ago before our two oldest grandkids started their summer recreation program in Milbank, SD.
My husband and I had the fun of going there to take in a PeeWee baseball game and I had completely forgotten how excited those young kids get for their sports activities.
There were kids from three or four age groups on the teams, with some more advanced than others.

There's a lot to love about Minneota PDF Print E-mail
golfers to subs(This is the third and final in a series of three columns written by Minneota High School students in Aaron Cheadle’s class. It’s part of the Bill Holm Essay’s, written in his honor).

By Megan Spanton

All my life I’ve lived in Minneota.
It’s very small, usually quiet and very ordinary.
Some people complain that it’s too small and there’s hardly anything to do in Minneota.
Compared to how it used to be 45 years ago, they’d be correct.
When my parents were growing up there were two cafe’s — now both are closed.
The Dairy Lunch was a popular place as well, but it’s closed, too!
The Joy Theatre was around when my dad was younger, but now it’s a funeral parlor. The bowling alley was open almost all of the time, but now it’s rarely open.
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