Think twice before going out on the ice

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 16, 2014

With the recent weather fluctuation and inconsistent ice conditions, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging everyone to think twice before going out on the ice. “Ice is never 100 percent safe,” said Maj. Greg Salo, DNR enforcement operations manager. “Don’t put yourself in needless danger. Check ice conditions before venturing out. No fish […]

Winona Health implements temporary visitor limitations due to influenza

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 16, 2014

Winona Health has implemented temporary visitor limitations to allow only visits from immediate family in the hospital, Lake Winona, Adith Miller and Roger Metz Manors and Senior Living at Watkins until further notice. Family members who are coughing or showing other respiratory symptoms also are asked not to visit their relatives in the hospital or […]

Live @the Levee music event planned for Saturday

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 16, 2014

Live @the Levee is presenting a special holiday event this weekend in Winona’s Levee Park. The 2nd annual “Live @the Levee Holiday Event” begins at Noon on Saturday. Live @the Levee committee member Lee Gundersheimer said that in addition to some great music, the public will also have the opportunity to learn more about the […]

Registration open for 2015 Mississippi River Medley through Live Well Winona

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 16, 2014

Live Well Winona is once again offering the Mississippi Medley challenge. Several improvements have been made for the 2015 series according to Janneke Sobeck and Deb McClellen. Sobeck said the Mississippi Medley is a run/walk series of 5k events in the Winona community. The series consists of 12 races that run from February through December. […]

WSU Men’s basketball roster has international flavor

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 16, 2014

The Winona State University Warrior Men’s basketball team has a bit of an international flavor for the 2014-2015 season. In addition to red-shirt freshman Corey Jeffs, the roster also touts Mohamed Ali Ben Ammar. Ben Ammar, a junior college transfer from California, hails from Tunis, Tunisia. Head coach Mike Leaf said they had lost Skyler […]

WSU withdraws ballpark request.

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 15, 2014

Officials at Winona State University have stated the university has withdrawn its request to the City of Winona to make improvements to Bambenek Field 2 at East Lake Park. Consequently, Tuesday’s night community forum to address the project has been cancelled. “Our intent was to find a solution that was not only good for the […]

Weekend search fails to locate body of missing fisherman

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 15, 2014

A group of 12 volunteers searched the Mississippi River near Dresbach from sunrise to sunset Saturday and Sunday, but were unable to find the body of an Onalaska fisherman missing since November 9. Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said the search was aided over the weekend by equipment and members of the Washington County, MN […]

Winona Health “Tree of Lights” ceremony to be held Wednesday

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 15, 2014

Community members who are honoring or remembering family and friends who hold a special place in their hearts during this holiday season are invited to the Trees of Light gathering on Wednesday, December 17 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the clinic lobby at Winona Health, 855 Mankato Ave. Attendees can enjoy music, refreshments, visit […]

Alexis Rogers named WALC Student of the Month

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 15, 2014

The “Student of the Month” for December, 2014, at the Winona Area Learning Center is junior Alexis Rogers. Alexis began attending the WALC last spring, but she has already made an impression on her teachers with her diligence, creativity and respectful attitude. Her English teacher says that Alexis “has a big heart and sticks up […]

“10 Days of Giving” the 3rd best in history

Posted by HBC Newsdesk December 15, 2014

Final tallies put the 2014 “10 Days of Giving” at 220,555 pounds of food, the third highest total in the food drive’s 26-year history. The total breaks down to $94,069 in cash and 32,417 pounds of food. The two years where more food was collected were 2013, when just over 280,000 pounds of food was […]

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