Ashby

Ashby creates garden for school children

Ashby’s kindergarten, first- and second-grade students take pride in a garden located outside their classroom. “From grade school through graduation, students have the opportunity to connect with growing food,” said Ashby ag instructor Dustin Steenblock. “From learning the science behind it, to actually growing and marketing produce, students have a very strong knowledge and connection […]

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Ashby mural a community project

The pride of Ashby is a mural in the heart of downtown. The theme is “The Good Life in Ashby….Our Home.” “The mural was a community project, with materials bought and donated from the local community,” said Camille Schultz, Ashby Schools art instructor. “People from the community helped with the lumber, ordering special paint, transporting, […]

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City plans “Ashby’s Got Talent”

Ashby area residents are being asked to brush off their musical instruments, find their dancing shoes and plan to use their singing voices for the July 15-16 competition of “Ashby’s Got Talent.” Round one takes place at 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, at the school auditorium and finals are set for 1 p.m. Saturday, July […]

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Ashby planning for annual parade

Planning for the annual Red, White and Blue Parade in Ashby is a labor of love for volunteers. The 13th annual parade will start at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 1. “This parade is all about the kids in our community,” said City Clerk/Treasurer Val Martin. The first parade was held in 1998 with 14 […]

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Lake drawdown project reaches major milestone

Friday, June 10, was a red letter day at Lake Christina southeast of Ashby. On that day pumps were successfully tested prior to the July start date of a major water drawdown. The goal is to improve water quality and see ducks return to what conservationists say was once a vibrant waterfowl migration habitat. “The […]

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EMS training in Ashby can save lives

Providing Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is taking a new direction in Ashby. In November 2010, Chad Smith was hired as Arrow EMS education program coordinator. “Here in Ashby we’re working very hard to meet the needs of area residents,” said Smith. “We also work with area businesses, Ashby School and various organizations to come in […]

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Attorney a help for law-minded kids

Ask Ashby High School advisor Richard Walton about the benefits of mock trial participation for students, and he quickly points to public speaking. “The program forces students to think on their feet and speak in public,” said Walton, who also is an attorney in Ashby. “That, in my estimation, is the most important learning experience […]

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Semi brake drum catches fire

A North Dakota man was not injured Wednesday after his truck caught fire as he was driving on Interstate Highway 94 near Ashby. Nolan Wintermeyer, 31, of Mandan, N.D., was driving his semi-truck on I-94 near mile marker 73 at about 8:45 p.m. when his truck’s right brake drum overheated and caught fire, burning his […]

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Man injured in rollover near Ashby

A Willmar man was seriously injured after the SUV he was driving near Ashby rolled on Interstate Highway 94 Wednesday afternoon. According to the Minnesota State Patrol, Jose Sierra, 41, was driving his 2003 Ford Escape east on I-94 at about 2:15 p.m. when he lost control. The vehicle rolled into the ditch and hit […]

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Hunting harvest good overall

The deer harvest itself was good in many parts of Otter Tail County. This year many hunters are using the option to register online or by phone. That’s the case in the Fergus Falls area, said representatives of Holiday Station on South Union Avenue and Big Chief, south of Fergus Falls. Hunting has been good […]

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