At the May 23 Mitchell County Board of Supervisors meeting, Mitchell County Conservation Board (MCCB) Director Mike Miner reported finding two endangered wood turtles because of recent flooding. They were a male and a female.
At its May 22 meeting, the Osage City Council discussed the possibility of adding additional handicap parking on Main Street.
First off, some introductions must be made. I am community editor for the Mitchell County Press News. I live in Osage. My work also appears in the Globe Gazette. This column, "Garden Road," will appear in both newspapers on Sundays and Tuesdays.
At Osage Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, it is a time for celebration and new beginnings. It is National Nursing Home Week, and there is light at the end of the tunnel after the pandemic – a page will be turned and new stories will be told.
Some fire departments are feeling the pinch of a nationwide shortage of volunteers, while others are still thriving.
There is a new sheriff in town. Her name is Abby Palsic, and she is taking over as Osage City Clerk from Cathy Penney.
At the May 15 meeting of the Osage Community School District Board, Superintendent Barb Schwamman lauded the Class of 2023 for its academic excellence. Graduation was May 14.
At the May 16 meeting of the Mitchell County Board of Supervisors, Mitchell County Engineer Rich Brumm reported that St. Ansgar Rescue and St. Ansgar Fire Department would be closing a road for a joint training operation of a multiple-casualty incident. A bus and a truck would be placed in t…
It was a rainy day for graduation with wind chills in the 40s, but that did not stop the Osage Community High School Class of 2023 from turning their tassels and tossing their caps in the air. After four years, they passed through the doors as seniors for the final time.
A Riceville man is facing up to 30 years in prison after allegedly providing a 15-year-old girl marijuana and then attempting to force sexual contact with her.
The end has arrived for the Osage Community High School Class of 2023. It is also a new beginning, one filled with uncertainty.
While Sarah Leichsenring is stepping down as principal of Osage Community Middle School, she considers her time there invaluable. She is moving to be closer to family, but Osage will remain one of her homes.
At their May 9 meeting, the Mitchell County Board of Supervisors approved the fiscal year 2023-24 county budget by a margin of 3-2. Supervisors Sydney Hartogh, Todd Frein and Jim Wherry voted yes, while Supervisors Mike Mayer and Mark Hendrickson voted no.
Valent BioSciences is attempting to keep its carbon footprint as light as possible. In that spirit, Valent is adopting a highway, the first of its kind in Mitchell County.
Education is increasingly becoming technology driven. The Osage Community School District is ahead of the curve in its focus on this other form of literacy.
After 35 years, Osage City Clerk Cathy Penney’s tenure is coming to an end. While Penney now has modern accommodations, her desk is still stacked with papers. You never know when you might need a hard copy.
At the April 25 Mitchell County Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Sydney Hartogh asked Mitchell County Sheriff Greg Beaver to provide an update on training he recently received.
At the April 24 Osage Community High School Board meeting, according to Osage Superintendent Barb Schwamman, the school has recently had more English language learners (ELLs) than in the past, and the School Board approved the yearly K-12 ELL plan.
Wendy Thorson believes that music is not only art, but essential to life. It provides depth to the human experience. That is true whether it comes from Mozart or Elvis Presley.
At the April 18 Mitchell County Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Mike Mayer posed a question for Mitchell County Attorney Aaron Murphy.
At the April 18 Mitchell County Board of Supervisors meeting, Mitchell County Engineer Rich Brumm reported the union voted that they would prefer going to 10-hour days from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
At its April 17 meeting, the Osage City Council approved and authorized signing a development agreement to provide financial assistance for A to Z Drying, Inc.
Amanda Baer did not move to northern Iowa for the weather.
When Tiny Sandford began acting, the movies were silent. Tracy Tolzmann hopes to give Tiny a voice.
When some potential residents have considered moving to Mitchell County, they have declined job offers because of a lack of housing and daycare. That is the reality. They would have work, but would have no place to live and raise their kids. It is a regrettable fact for the region and much o…