News

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In 2019, the Philanthropic Educational Organization is celebrating the 150th birthday of International Chapter of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. The international women’s organization has empowered more than 105,000 women with  $321 million in educational financial assistance.

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Few foods can be as comforting as down-home cooking that uses ingredients pulled straight from a backyard garden or a local farm. Simple, delicious flavors are often the crux of country cooking.

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Poor planting conditions this spring are forcing some farmers to make decisions on prevented planting. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is advising farmers about the legal requirements for selling and buying seed in Minnesota. This includes cover crop seed.

Sports

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The Mora Mustangs boys and girls golf teams sent eight golfers to the second day of Section 7AA competition this spring. Though none made the cut to advance to the State Tournament, they rose to the challenge and ended the 2019 season on a positive note.

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The Mora Mustangs boys tennis team won three matches in 2019, and played hard in postseason play. With younger players gaining varsity experience and older players setting an academic example, the future looks bright for the team.

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In 2019 the Ogilvie Lions softball team improved not only in wins, but in strength and positive energy. And with five graduating seniors, the team will look to experienced varsity players for leadership next spring.

Obituaries

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Sandy Tipp, of Mora, died on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at her home.…

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Ella O. Martens, of Mora, died on Monday, June 10, 2019, at th…

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Lewis Townsend Gasink, formerly of Mora, died in Virginia on T…

Opinion

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My grandma was scared to death when us kids played hide and seek. Before we played, she reminded us of all the dangerous places we shouldn’t hide: Not down by the machine shed, nowhere high up and especially not in the chest freezer. I’m certain at some point she saw something on the news or…