WNB annual Bears and Blankets collection begins Friday

Posted by HBC Newsdesk November 25, 2014

The annual collection for stuffed animals and blankets conducted each year by Winona National Bank will kick off the day after Thanksgiving. Items collected through “Bears and Blankets” are donated to local organizations who distribute them through out the year to those in need of comfort. Anyone wishing to donate new stuffed animals and blankets […]

Grant opportunity could expand GRSF offerings

Posted by HBC Newsdesk November 25, 2014

Great River Shakespeare Festival is in the running for a grant that would allow for the expansion of its popular Concerts on the Green series. GRSF is one of several organizations across the United States seeking the Levitt Amp Grant. If selected, the Concerts on the Green, held each Friday and Saturday during the six […]

A Nutritious Dish-Serving a safe holiday buffet

Posted by HBC Newsdesk November 25, 2014

This time of year, it’s popular to celebrate holidays by inviting friends or family over for a special holiday buffet. However, leaving food out for long periods of time can result unintended guests that such as bacteria that can make you sick for days. But, if you plan right and follow these 5 simple rules […]

WSU discusses project plans with community members

Posted by HBC Newsdesk November 25, 2014

Winona State University leadership invited the community on campus last week to discuss several capital improvement projects that are on the drawing board. President Dr. Scott Olson said it WSU’s goal to be a good neighbor and wanted to keep those living near the university informed about future plans. Olson said it is important that […]

Winona Model Legislature offers hands on lawmaking experience

Posted by HBC Newsdesk November 25, 2014

For over 50 years, students in District 861 have had a unique opportunity to learn about how government works first hand through Model Legislature. This year’s Model Legislature was held last Thursday and Friday at the Tau Center on the Winona State University west campus. The Model Legislature program was started in 1962 by Norm […]

Langowski, Goettelman named WMS Students of the Week

Posted by HBC Newsdesk November 21, 2014

The Winona Middle School Students of the Week that were nominated by the 6th grade House are Trenten Langowski and Izzy Goettelman. Izzy Goettelman is a kind girl with good manners and a positive attitude. She exudes a great work ethic and works well with other students. She also has an infectious smile! Izzy enjoys […]

Mullen named HLHS Student of the Week

Posted by HBC Newsdesk November 21, 2014

Hope Lutheran High School Student of the Week is Freshman Brandon Mullen. Brandon is the son of John and Tina Mullen Brandon describes himself as athletic, smart, and fun. His favorite subject is History. His role model is his grandpa. His favorite bible verse is Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and […]

November is peak time for deer-vehicle collisions

Posted by HBC Newsdesk November 21, 2014

Motorists should watch for deer this month as November is the peak time for deer-vehicle collisions in the state. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, one of the main reasons for the increase in crashes is that deer mating season occurs in November. A reduction in daylight hours and hunting season are other contributing […]

Former St. Charles mayoral candidate busted for marijuana possession

Posted by HBC Newsdesk November 20, 2014

A one-time City of St. Charles mayoral candidate has been arrested for possession of marijuana. According to the Winona County Sheriff’s Department, 56-year-old Stephen Conlin, owner of The Buzz barbershop in St. Charles faces two drug charges after members of the Winona County Emergency Response Team executed a search warrant at his business. At 9:43 […]

Over 102,000 deer registered by hunters through second weekend of the season

Posted by HBC Newsdesk November 19, 2014

Minnesota hunters registered 102,000 deer through the second weekend of firearms deer season, down 31,000 from the same period in 2013, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. So far this year, hunters during special hunts, and the archery and firearms seasons, have harvested 115,000 deer, down from the 2013 to-date harvest total of […]

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